Elden Rings has already sold over 12 million copies
No one will be surprised to hear Elden Ring sold well, but how well seems to have surprised everyone, including the developer and publisher. In less than three weeks, more than 12 million copies were sold on PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
As Eurogamer reports, publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have confirmed that this is “a fantastic start for the new franchise.” However, that doesn’t just mean that Elden Ring 2 is virtually guaranteed. Elden Ring is treated as an IP address that will extend “beyond the gaming domain”.
It’s unclear what the expansion will include, but “characters and other intellectual property” are both mentioned as part of it. Hopefully that means more than a line of collectible figures and an art book.
As to how Elden Ring managed to sell so well so quickly, the joint press release indicates that the game was released simultaneously worldwide in 14 different languages, as well as on PC and two generations of consoles (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PS5). From a consumer perspective, it surely helped that the game wasn’t priced at $70 (unlike the Demon’s Souls Remake on PS5), instead adopting the more conventional $60 price tag across all platforms.
Although we are still waiting a long time for official confirmation, Elden Ring 2 now seems inevitable. There was a three-year gap between the release of Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, so don’t expect to play the next Elden Ring until 2025. Maybe we’ll get premium DLC packs for the first game much sooner , However.