Dark Souls is one of the most popular franchises there is, so naturally gamers were anxiously waiting for Dark Souls 3 to arrive. And there was no way they were going to wait and get it later.
Well, Dark Sould 3 has been well received, and Bandai Namco has now confirmed how well the title did on launch day.
Dark Souls 3 had the biggest launch in the history of the Dark Souls 3 series. Three million copies of Dark Souls 3 were shipped at launch alone, making this the biggest launch in series history. As if there was any doubt.
This number represents copies shipped to retailers and not actually sold to customers, but all signs point to this title beating the predecessors. The first and second Dark Souls titles only sold 1.2 million copies over the same time after they were launched. Throughout its life, the series has shipped 13 million units all told. Dark Souls 3 will bring that number higher for sure. 500,000 copies were shipped in Asia, 1 million in Europe and 1.5 million in North America. This does not count digital copies and remember that today many players download their games instead of buying physical discs. These numbers are great. I can’t wait to see what the company offers next.