‘Dark Souls’ Tops 2.3 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

Oliver VanDervoort - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 1:10 a.m. ET

Dark Souls recently topped 2.3 million copies sold around the world. The number was announced at a Japanese press conference that was actually taking place to unveil Dark Souls II.

At the press conference, From Software the Japanese publisher of the game announced that the game had been especially popular in the only console form it was available in Japan. While the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are both available around the world, only the PS3 version is available in Japan.

Despite having limited offerings, the game published announced that they had sold 375,000 copies in that country. The rest of the world accounted for about 1.3 million copies sold of the original version of the game.

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition of the game was also incredibly popular. The company said that it sold 137,00 of the PC and PS3 version of that expansion in Japan and 555,000 copies around the rest of the globe.

Considering that the true successor to this particular game is clearly on its way, and that the title is one of the very few truly independent and successful titles around, those sales numbers really shouldn’t surprise all that much.

According to From Software, the sequel to the game will feature the same kind of game mechanics as the original and it will be just as hard. The company also said that this new game will feature better graphics and will have a world that is twice as big.

The game will be carried by From Software in Japan yet again and will be released by Namco Bandai in North America and Europe. The story line of this particular game will be similar to the first in that gamers will be playing as a character who is traversing the world looking for a cure to a curse that has been inflicted upon them.

Check out the 12 minute gameplay trailer for Dark Souls II and tell us what you think.



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