Dark Souls is doing pretty well for an arguably niche genre.
Dark Souls 3 ships 3M as series passes 13M shipped worldwide
Dark Souls 3 has shipped 3 million units globally, Bandai Namco has announced.
According to Gematsu‘s translation of a Japanese press release, the figure breaks down to 500,000 units shipped in Asia, 1 million units shipped in Europe, and 1.5 million shipped in North America.
If you’ve been raised on a diet of Call of Duty sales figures the totals may seem small, but they’re really not – especially for a series that makes no bones about not being right for everyone.
Bandai Namco said this latest batch of shipments brings the Dark Souls series to 13 million units shipped globally across all three games.
These numbers indicate copies purchased by retailers so far in expectation of consumer demand, rather than sales to end users, which will be at least slightly lower. It’s not clear if digital sales are included, but they usually are.
If you’re yet to try a Dark Souls game or tried but couldn’t get into it, the latest entry is a little more forgiving than previous titles, with more reasonable checkpointing and a chance to correct most build or equipment upgrade mistakes. The starting section is pretty off-putting and many people can’t get through ityou can cheese and summon your way through the whole game. Also, our Dark Souls 3 guide and walkthrough is here to help.
Dark Souls 3 is almost certainly the end of the series, but we’re really excited to see what From Software does next.