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The open-world death simulator managed to hit that milestone in under a month.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 16, 2022

1 Min Read

Elden Ring has sold 12 million copies worldwide in under a month.

Publisher Bandai Namco broke the news in a brief press release, and explained the open-world death simulator pulled in 1 million of those sales in Japan.

Elden Ring, which is the latest entry in FromSoftware's popular 'SoulsBorne' series, launched on February 25, 2022, for Xbox and PlayStation consoles and Windows PC.

Commenting on the milestone, game director Hidetaka Miyazaki said it's "astonishing to see just how many people have been playing Elden Ring."

"I'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire development team," he continued. "We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom when adventuring through its vast world, exploring its many secrets and facing up to its many threats. Thank you for your continued support."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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