Dark Souls III surpassed 10 million total sales; Dark Souls franchise at 27 million units sold
Bandai Namco and From Software have announced that Dark Souls III has surpassed 10 million in total sales worldwide, with the Dark Souls franchise surpassing 27 million in sales cumulatively. To put that in some perspective, Dark Souls III had sold about 3 million units within its first month of sale, with the franchise at about 13 million at that time.
These numbers do not include From Software's other games such as Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which Bandai Namco did not have a hand in publishing. Elden Ring is the next title from the studio, a collaboration including George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire. It does not yet have a given release window.
We've shared the press release in full below via Bandai Namco.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Yasuo Miyakawa), in collaboration with FromSoftware, has announced that DARK SOULS III has surpassed 10 million units*** in sales worldwide on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Steam® (Japanese Publisher: FromSoftware, Inc. / Publisher Outside of Japan: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)
FromSoftware’s Talented Development Team meets BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Worldwide Marketing
The latest successor to the action RPG DARK SOULS series, DARK SOULS III first made its debut in March 2016 for Japan and in April 2016 for all other regions around the world. The game received high praise from players worldwide with its unique and immersive dark fantasy setting, intense and gratifying challenges, and innovative passive online system, among others.
The timed worldwide release of DARK SOULS III, along with its support of 13 languages, brought players from around the world together to enjoy the game. Even after 4 years since its release, DARK SOULS III is active and strong due to the support of the many player communities established for the game, thus leading to the sales of over 10 million units and counting.
The DARK SOULS series has cumulatively surpassed 27 million in sales, and has proven its deep-rooted popularity as an IP with the sales of various themed merchandise and goods, from action figures to apparel, and more.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware are currently developing the highly anticipated, upcoming action RPG “ELDEN RING” (release date TBD). By combining the strengths of FromSoftware’s development with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s worldwide marketing, we expect to deliver a game that players throughout the world will enjoy.
***This sales figure is the combined sales of DARK SOULS III and the DARK SOULS III: THE FIRE FADES EDITION, an all-in-one version containing all DLC. This figure also includes downloadable versions and Steam® downloads.