(But only three people have completed it)
Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have proudly announced that their punishing fantasy RPG, Elden Ring, has surpassed an incredible 16.6 million sales since its initial launch on in February of this year. The recent sales figure was featured in the publisher’s most recent financial report, as featured by Japanese site Gamebiz.
Launching February 25 on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms following a hugely hyped development period, Elden Ring absolutely delivered the high-fantasy, high-difficulty, deep-lore adventure expected by the FromSoft fan community. The beneficiary of high critical praise and extremely positive word-of-mouth, Elden Ring has found itself spinning in the drives of both FromSoft veterans and newcomers alike — well en route to being one of 2022’s best-selling and plaudit-winning releases.
Elden Ring sees players take up the mantle of a fully customizable warrior, who journeys through a dark, open-world universe filled with both steel-swinging opponents and truly nightmarish monsters and demons. As the protagonist progresses through The Lands Between, they will encounter numerous allies and enemies, as they evolve their mastery of magic and combat — all building toward an encounter with the indomitable Queen Marika and the capturing of the realm-conquering title of Elden Lord.
Considered one of the best-reviewed video games of all time, Elden Ring received 10/10 scores from numerous gaming outlets, (including right here on the good ship Destructoid),. This praise has played no small part in the staggering sales achieved over the past six months. How much higher this number climbs over the remainder of 2022 remains to be seen, but the winter award season will likely bolster the overall sales figure some distance.
Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.