Elden Ring has sold 25 million copies worldwide, developer FromSoftware confirms


Elden Ring has sold 25 million copies globally, developer FromSoftware confirmed this week. The acclaimed action-RPG, which became a worldwide phenomenon following its release in 2022, reached the milestone ahead of the launch of its first major expansion, Shadows of the Aardtree, which arrives later this month. Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s best-selling title, surpassing popular titles like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Dark Souls III, which both sold 10 million units.

Elden Ring sales milestone

FromSoftware made the announcement in an X post on Wednesday, thanking Elden Ring players. The sales figure presumably includes both physical edition units sold and the game’s downloadable digital release on all platforms. “We’ve come a long way together. We are forever grateful for your passion and support,” the Elden Ring account on X posted after the confirmation.

Back in February, publisher Bandai Namco confirmed that Elden Ring had sold 23 million copies since its release in February 2022. The RPG has crossed the 25 million mark in a few months, likely due to the anticipation of its expansion, Shadows of the Aardtree.

The base game had reached the 20 million sales mark in February 2023, Bandai Namco confirmed at the time. “The companies would like to thank everyone who has played this game from the bottom of their hearts, and will continue to develop various ways for fans to enjoy the world of ELDEN RING in the future,” the publisher said in a statement then.

Elden Ring: Shadows of the Aardtree Release

First announced last year, Elden Ring: Shadows of the Aardtree is set to release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X on June 21. The expansion requires the base game to be playable and will also be sold in a bundle that packages the base game with it in a single offering.

Shadows of the Erdtree will focus on Miquela, the brother of the infamous Elden Ring boss Melenia. The expansion will be set in a new region, called the Realm of Shadows, and will feature a new main antagonist, Mesmer the Impaler. FromSoftware has said that Shadows of the Erdtree is their biggest expansion to date and will feature new characters, storylines, and a new map region.

Elden Ring was released on February 25, 2022, and won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2022.

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