Dark Souls 3 ships 3 million, franchise surpasses 13 million

Despite Dark Souls reputation for being a hardcore series, it's achieving nothing short of mainstream success. Since Dark Souls 3's launch in April, the game has already shipped 3 million copies worldwide, bringing the global shipping figures of the series to past the 13 million mark. 

The numbers broken down in a little more detail would include 500,000 copies shipped in Japan and Asia, nearly 2 million shipped in North America, and over a million in Europe.

With Dark Souls 3 apparently being the last game in the series for a while, one has to wonder how this success may impact future releases. At the very least it's pretty likely that From Software will return to the Dark Souls formula in one form or another.

Thanks to Gematsu for this news.