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Before its Shadow of the Erdtree expansion releases in June, Elden Ring's base game continues to sell well.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2024

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Key art for FromSoftware's Elden Ring.
Image via FromSoftware/Bandai Namco.

At a Glance

  • Elden Ring's continued success has made it one of FromSoftware's biggest (and most important) games to date.

Days before its second anniversary, FromSoftware's Elden Ring has sold over 23 million copies.

Bandai Namco revealed the game's new milestone following the reveal of its expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree. As of this time last year, the base game surpassed 20 million copies.

Elden Ring has been popular since launch, with the sales and awards to match. In last week's third-quarter financials, Bandai Namco called it a big seller during the previous fiscal year.

Ahead of Erdtree's June launch, it and the base game are currently among Steam's top sellers.

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki told IGN that the possibility for more Elden Ring exists post-Erdtree. While there are no current plans for a second expansion or sequel, he said there could be "more ideas" in the future.

Earlier in February, it was reported a mobile version of Elden Ring was in the works. It's claimed the phone title will be a free-to-play offshoot from Tencent.

A prototype for the mobile Elden Ring was allegedly made in 2022, and its full version is expected to have in-app purchases. Tencent reportedly hopes it matches Genshin Impact in mobile revenue.

Whether or not it has a larger future, Elden Ring's impact is such that it will define FromSoftware's future projects going forward.

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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