Namco Bandai Ships 1.5 Million Darkened Souls
If you were up for the challenge, you weren't the only one. It seems publisher Namco Bandai needed to meet high global demand.
According to developer From Software (as translated by Andriasang), Dark Souls has now shipped 1.5 million units to stores around the world.
As you can see by the region listings, North America received the largest number of copies (620,000), while Europe got 470,000, and Japan saw 370,000. Remember, From Software released the game exclusively on the PlayStation 3 in Japan, so that number is substantial. Of course, none of these numbers indicate actual sales performance, but when shipped stats are this high, we have to assume people are buying the game.
Obviously, one should expect it to surpass its predecessor, Demon's Souls, as the original IP was only released for the PS3 (everywhere, not just Japan). Dark Souls is multiplatform outside of Japan so that should definitely help with the overall sales. It'll be interesting to see the PS3/360 split, though, won't it...?
Related Game(s): Dark Souls
11/2/2011 10:51:20 AM Ben Dutka