Dark Souls Series Has Sold Over 8m Copies

Dark Souls Franchise sells over 8 million copies

It’s official: combined sales of the Dark Souls franchise have surpassed the 8 million mark.

Famitsu reports (via NeoGaf) that FROM Software and publisher Bandai Namco have just released the sales figures of all the Dark Souls games. The figure include both console and PC versions of Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, plus re-releases like Artorias of the Abyss and Scholar of the First Sin. However, it doesn’t include anything related to the series, like spiritual predecessor Demons’ Souls or Bloodborne.

The PC versions have sold the most copies – around 3.25 million so far.

Interestingly, it seems that the game has sold significantly better overseas than it has in its native country. According to the sales figures, the entire series has sold less than a million copies in Japan.

The third installment of the franchise, Dark Souls III, was revealed at E3. Series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki will be heading the development, after taking a back seat from the series during the development of Dark Souls II to focus on PS4-exclusive BloodborneDark Souls III is currently slated for release next Spring on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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