Better than Bloodborne
Bandai Namco has announced that FromSoftware’s latest “Soulsborne” release, Elden Ring, has sold over 12 million copies since its release on PC and console last month.
If you think that’s a small feat, think again. Bloodborne, while being a critical darling and often seen as FromSoftware’s best work – and perhaps one of the best games of its generation – has only sold around 2 million copies, and that’s after years of being available. Elden Ring has done more in far less time. It’s incredible, and it shows there really is a market for games that are annoyingly hard. I do not count myself as one of those 12 million, obviously…
CEO/Director of FromSoftware, Inc., Hidetaka Miyazaki said:
“It’s astonishing to see just how many people have been playing ‘Elden Ring.’ I’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire development team.
‘Elden Ring’ is based on a mythological story written by George R. R. Martin. We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom when adventuring through its vast world, exploring its many secrets and facing up to its many threats.
Thank you for your continued support.”Hidetaka Miyazaki – CEO/Director of FromSoftware
CEO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., Yasuo Miyakawa also said:
“Co-development between FromSoftware and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has brought about the brand new action RPG, ‘ELDEN RING,’ which has surpassed 12M units in sales worldwide.
I would like to use this opportunity to give my thanks to all our fans who have brought ‘ELDEN RING’ into their gaming life. I am very proud to have been involved in bringing such a wonderful and fantastic game to life with FromSoftware, under the guidance of Director Miyazaki, and with George R. R. Martin.
Much effort was placed into creating ‘ELDEN RING’ so that we could exceed the expectations of our fans worldwide. In like manner, we will continue our efforts in expanding the brand beyond the game itself, and into everyone’s daily life.
We will continue to create enjoyment and fulfillment through entertainment so that we can come closer and connect to our fans around the world.”Yasuo Miyakawa – CEO of Bandai Namco Entertainment