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Dark Souls series global sales top 8M

Dark Souls has outsold its sequel to push the series to a significant milestone.


Dark Souls has sold over 5 million copies globally.

The figure comes via Famitsu, reporting on a From Software presentation. Judging by an image of a slide, we can see that vanilla Dark Souls shifted over 2.4 copies globally, while a rebundle packaged with DLC did even better, with 2.6 million copies sold.

Dark Souls 2 has managed 1.9 million so far, while the Scholar of the First Sin package has shifted 530,000 for a total of 2.4 million combined.

According to SteamSpy data (good thinking, NeoGAF) the three Dark Souls SKUs on PC have managed over 3.1 million sales - a pretty decent percentage of the total and well worth Namco Bandai's investment.

All in all this is a terrific performance form a "niche" genre - as we expected, given the announcement of Dark Souls 3.

And to think it all started when Namco Bandai brought Demon's Souls to Europe after Sony dropped the ball, leaving Atlus to get a localisation up and running. The relationship between From Sotware and Namco Bandai has really flourished as a result - although the existence of Bloodborne shows Sony made up with its pal.

Thanks, MCV Pacific.

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