Elden Ring has been a critical success since it launched on February 25 and now we know it was a huge commercial success as well. Publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have announced that total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Elden Ring have surpassed 12 million units.
The game has also sold over one million units in Japan alone. The sales number includes copies sold across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC.
According to the press release below it also sounds like the teams have plans to expand the Elden Ring IP to more areas outside of just video games.
■FromSoftware’s talented development meets BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s worldwide marketing
Under the concept of delivering deep and lasting, quality content to customers worldwide, FromSoftware’s talented development has come together with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s worldwide marketing network to bring about a brand new action RPG, “ELDEN RING” for the home console video game platforms.
“ELDEN RING” was created under the guidance of FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki, incorporating the expansive worldview through the eyes of George R. R. Martin, author of the fantasy novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” while applying FromSoftware’s expertise in developing pulse pounding, action based titles, and with the game’s vast and explorative world filled with excitement and adventure, customers worldwide have been showering the game with praise for its unprecedented and overwhelming gameplay experience. Simultaneous release of the game in fourteen languages (※3), coupled with the worldwide network tests prior to release, raised expectations to bring about sales of more than 12M units worldwide.
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.