Has it really been almost a year already since Elden Ring arrived on Xbox? It certainly doesn't feel that way, with FromSoftware's latest epic lasting long in the memory of many players. Oh, and by many players we mean many players.
Publisher Bandai Namco has revealed that Elden Ring has now sold a whopping 20 million units since its arrival last February. Given the hardcore nature of FromSoftware's style of video game, this is a super impressive feat.
"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. Both Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. and FromSoftware, Inc. are very thankful for each and every player stepping into this world."
That's not to mention that Elden Ring is an entirely new IP also, with no literal links to Dark Souls in its title. Sure, core gamers know what to expect from the Dark Souls developer at this stage, but to sell 20 million copies worldwide, it must have garnered very broad appeal as well.
Whatever the method, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware will likely be very pleased with this huge sales milestone. An 'Elden Ring 2' is starting to seem a lot more likely isn't it?