Elden Ring now officially a franchise, game hits 12 million sales

Elden Ring is one of Bandai Namco's best-selling games of all time with 12 million copies sold worldwide in its first two weeks.

Published Tue, Mar 15 2022 9:48 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Apr 12 2022 2:33 AM CDT

Elden Ring has sold over 12 million copies as of March 14, becoming one of Bandai Namco's best-selling games of all time.

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FromSoftware's new masterpiece RPG has hit an incredible sales milestone of 12 million+ physical and digital copies purchased worldwide. With figures like these, it's implied that Elden Ring has made over $500 million in game sales revenues across all platforms in just 17 days (nearly 3 weeks).

Elden Ring is so successful that Bandai Namco has declared it a full IP series that will expand with more content. The publisher mentions that Elden Ring could cross over to other mediums outside of video games.

"Please look forward to more of "ELDEN RING" as an IP (characters and other intellectual property) in hopes of expanding beyond the realm of games," reads the press release.

Some interesting tidbits:

  • Elden Ring launched simultaneously across worldwide markets in 14 languages on all platforms (except Switch)
  • The game has sold nearly 1/2 of Dark Souls' entire lifetime sales (as of 2020)
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