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Dark Souls II Ships 1.2 Million In 3 Weeks

See, super challenging games can sell.

From Software's critically acclaimed Dark Souls II shipped 1.2 million copies in only three weeks, as Namco Bandai revealed today as part of its earnings report for the fiscal year. This figure does not include PC sales (that version launched in April), nor Japanese sales.

This means the numbers are a little screwy but it's clear the sequel is performing better than its predecessor, as the original Dark Souls shipped about 1.5 million in its first month and went on to sell 2.4 million units. The publisher highlighted a few other solid performers: God Eater 2 (700,000 units in Japan only), Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (620,000 units worldwide), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (550,000 units in Japan only), and Disney Magic Castle My Happy Life (500,000 units in Japan).

All told, the publisher posted revenue of 507 billion yen ($4.9 billion) for the year, which is a 4.2 percent rise over last year. Unfortunately, profit fell 22.6 percent to 25 billion yen ($246.2 million).

Related Game(s): Dark Souls II

Tags: dark souls ii, dark souls 2, dark souls ii sales, namco bandai

5/8/2014 11:46:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (5 posts)

MRSUCCESS
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 12:26:42 PM
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This is my game of the year so far. I have over 120 hours in it and proud of it.

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Knightzane
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 5:55:32 PM
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Happy for them. Awesome work and I look forward to Project Beast on the ps4.

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Teddie9
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 9:46:53 PM

I'm really anxious for them to confirm that project beast is their work.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 9:16:03 PM
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well it'll be interesting to see the full sales numbers aye bes like 2mil somthine maybe 3 if they are lucky

happy gaming =)

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Lunar_Miyuki
Friday, May 09, 2014 @ 12:56:47 AM
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Dark souls 2 im really iffy with the boss designs are lazy over half r humanoids they re used a boss and just added more they limited your amount of souls you can farm
the combat is fun but when you play solo it gets boring quick
PVP got rid of lag stabs well 90% of the time
bosses have way to big hit boxes and most have the same moveset

though gameplay wise it's better than dark souls 1 but demon souls is the best of the 3 series

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