Dark Souls sales figures revealed

During a conference held in Japan, developer From Software has said that its notoriously difficult and critically acclaimed action RPG, Dark Souls, has sold 2,367,000 units since its release back in 2011.

Of that number, From Software's executive director, Eiichi Nakajima, has said that 692,000 units can be attributed to the DLC-laden Prepare to Die Edition of the game.

Gpara and Livedoor, which attended the event broke those sales down further between the various platforms and territories:

"Dark Souls (PS3) 375,000 units in Japan and overseas (PS3, Xbox 360) for a total of 1,300,000 and 1,675,000. Subsequently, 137,000 sold foreign (360, PC PS3, Xbox) to sell a total of 692,000 of the 555,000 units, including the additional content Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss edition (PS3, PC) 2,367,000 accumulated."

The announcement of sales figures for Dark Souls follows on from the debut of gameplay footage for its sequel, Dark Souls II, which was released earlier on in the week.

Here at RPGSite, we have you completely covered in that regard; check out not only the footage itself, but our in-depth analysis of it too.

Ultimately though, its just great to see Dark Souls enjoying this level of success given the commercial uncertainty that Demon Souls endured when it was first announced.

Confirmation was also given that Dark Souls II would be available in Japan on the Xbox 360, marking the first time a Dark Souls title will be available in Japan for the 360; as the original Dark Souls was never released in the country for Microsoft's console.

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