Dark Souls Franchise Reaches 8.5 Million Units Shipped Ahead of Dark Souls III’s Release Next Year

on July 1, 2015 12:10 PM

During this year’s E3 2015, fans of From Software’s cult hardcore RPG series Dark Souls were treated to the reveal of Dark Souls III for early next year, and while fans will have to wait a bit longer before diving in to the latest installment of the series, the franchise has reached a new milestone ahead of its new title.

Developer From Software announced that the Dark Souls series to date has reached 8.5 million units shipped worldwide, combining the sales of Dark SoulsDark Souls II, and both titles’ various re-releases and new versions: notably, the sales data does exclude From Software’s Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne which contain ties to the Dark Souls games, but are not officially part of the series.

In an image from Famitsu, a presentation given by From Software revealed lifetime sales data from the Dark Souls series. To date, Dark Souls (and its 2012 “Artorias of the Abyss” version) has reached 5.6 million units sold, while Dark Souls II and this year’s Scholar of the First Sin re-release have achieved a combined 2.9 million in sales since release, marking a big milestone for the series ahead of Dark Souls III releasing next year.

Dark Souls III will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2016.


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