Elden Ring is the best selling 3rd-party Japanese game ever

Released just last month, Elden Ring has taken the world of gaming by storm. The brand-new action role-playing game developed by From Software and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment has sold one million units in Japan alone and a total of 12 million units worldwide. 

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In a press release, From Software announced this impressive feat and said:

“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.”

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Moreover, Yasuo Miyakawa, the President and CEO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, said: 

“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. “

Yasuo Miyakawa, the President and CEO of BANDAI NAMCO

Meanwhile, Hidetaka Miyazaki, the President, and CEO of FromSoftware mentioned what the game was based on and expressed his appreciation for the support the game is currently receiving. 

“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.”

Hidetaka Miyazaki, the President and CEO of FromSoftware
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Compared to previous From Software titles, Elden Ring is their most successful game. It even sold way more than Bethesda’s iconic RPG Skyrim during the same time period. While Elden Ring sold 12 million units, Skyrim shipped 10 million copies in its first month.

Elden Ring is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam).