Elden Ring Sells 20 Million Copies in Its First Year

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Anyone who considers Elden Ring to be a sales disappointment is sorely mistaken. According to a press release that Bandai Namco shared today, FromSoftware’s fantasy action RPG has shipped more than 20 million units worldwide, marking another milestone for the game that launched less than a year ago on February 25, 2022. Featuring a universe developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki (Dark Souls) and George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Elden Ring is available to enjoy on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. It is the second best PC release of 2022, according to Metacritic (94), which branded the game with a must-play award following universal acclaim from reviewers.

From a Bandai Namco press release:

Since its release on February 25th, 2022, ELDEN RING continues to spark theories and discussions as “Tarnished” from all around the globe explore the Lands Between, piecing together characters and events to reveal a deep and mysterious lore.

Warmly welcomed by players and critically acclaimed, the title received various awards throughout the year including “Game of the Year” from The Game Awards 2022. Both Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. and FromSoftware, Inc. are very thankful for each and every player stepping into this world.

With ELDEN RING, FromSoftware, Inc. brings to life their signature carefully crafted universe and stories as imagined by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R.R. Martin, author of The New York Times’ best-selling fantasy series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

Players will chart their own path in the vast and seamless world of the Lands Between, on foot or riding Torrent, their trusted Spectral Steed. Exploration is endless in this world full of wonders, but dangers lurk around every corner.

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