Dark Souls: worldwide shipments pass 1.5 million mark

Worldwide shipments of From Software and Namco Bandai's Dark Souls have reached 1.5 million, the co-publishers announced this week. Less than a month after the game's worldwide release, Western publisher Namco Bandai says it's shipped 620,000 copies in North America and 470,000 in Europe. These figures join 40,000 copies shipped in Asian territories and 370,000 in Japan, where From Software self-published the title.

As the above clip hints, Dark Souls' reputation as the RPG fan's teeth-gritting trial of choice preceded it: it's not many games that we'd highly recommend even while cautioning challenge-averse players to think twice, but then, Dark Souls isn't any game. The game's PS3-exclusive predecessor, Demon's Souls, didn't manage half those numbers in its debut month, a sign that the semi-sequel's expansion to multi-platform and appeal to the self-proclaimed “hardcore” has paid off. Let's hope more games follow From Software's lead in crafting games this unapologetically demanding – and rewarding.

Source: Andriasang


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  • musashi1596 - November 3, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    It certainly helps that it was actually released globally this time, rather than the EU having to wait a rather long time. Incredible game.
  • birdro - November 3, 2011 4:11 a.m.

    There won't be any plans for DLC will there? I'm still happily trodding through my second playthrough but I'd be more than happy for some new questing. With the kind of game it is though, I'm not sure how they would integrate it short of having a massive blue jay to fly you places like the crow. :P
  • BladedFalcon - November 3, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    Nope, From-software stated way before the game was released that there would be no DLC for Dark Souls Whatsoever. Which, honestly, considering the sheer length and stuff to do in the game, (specially if you include online stuff, like gaining ranks in covenants.)it's not really needed at all. And I know DLC can be a nice way to expand a game, but I personally prefer it when developers just give you the complete package on one go, and this game is without a doubt, a complete package.
  • Mooshon - November 3, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    Excellent news. Came out of nowhere and just sucked up over 100 hours of my time, shelving all the big games I had meant to play. Still so much left in it. Loving every minute.
  • DoctorCrazy - November 2, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    I just love that trailer. One of my all time favourites. Its very inspiring at the end, saying all words like die, suffer, but then it ends in live. Gives out hope and what you can accomplish.
  • BladedFalcon - November 2, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Excellent news! :D About time games that actually took chances paid off!
  • Swornthroughswords - November 2, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    Not surprising. So can we please have actual servers now?

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