Elden Ring Sales Grow To 20 Million Tarnished

Bandai Namco's smash hit open-world action RPG Elden Ring has hopped onto Torrent and galloped past another major sales milestone.

Published: February 22, 2023 2:56 AM /


The player riding Torrent and facing off against a dragon in Elden Ring

Bandai Namco has announced that Elden Ring sales have galloped across yet another major milestone. Many millions of Tarnished have now taken up the reins of Torrent and wandered into the Lands Between to seek the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord.

According to the official Elden Ring Twitter account, sales for the game have crossed the 20 million mark. To commemorate the occasion, Bandai Namco also posted an image of the Tarnished atop Torrent, looking out over the golden trees and imposing structures of the Lands Between. The image thanks Elden Ring's 20 million players for getting the game to where it is today.

An image of the Tarnished atop Torrent, looking out over the Lands Between, to commemorate 20 million Elden Ring sales
O, Elden Ring! O, 20 million sales!

Elden Ring isn't currently available on services like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass, so this number refers specifically to sales for the game, which is pretty impressive. The new sales figure easily cements Elden Ring's position as the best-selling Souls game in From Software's canon; while it's not a Souls title in name, it certainly bears the hallmarks of the series.

Sales for Elden Ring have been strong since the game launched in February last year. Within less than a month, Elden Ring had managed to reach 12 million sales, prompting its creators to contemplate expanding the IP. Earlier this month, Bandai Namco revealed its financial results for the fiscal year's first nine months, attributing strong performance in large part to Elden Ring. This isn't a train that the studio is likely to want to stop riding anytime soon.

So, what's next for Elden Ring after this sales milestone? From Software is yet to announce any substantial single-player DLC for the game, although there was a PvP Colosseum update that introduced new ways to battle your fellow Tarnished in December. From Software and longtime Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki are currently working on Armored Core VI, which won't be a Soulslike, but could that leave room for some Elden Ring DLC in the near future? We'll have to wait and see.

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