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Elden Ring launched back on February 25, 2022 and it quickly became one of the best selling FromSoftware games. Hell, it quickly became one of the biggest hits of the past year just in its first month of release. Today, Bandai Namco announced that Elden Ring sales have surpassed 12 million units sold worldwide.

Sure, these aren't exactly record-breaking numbers here, but it's still an incredibly impressive figure when you consider that FromSoftware's games aren't exactly known for their mass market appeal. This 12 million figure was actually hit on March 14 but was only announced today. It's entirely possible in the near month that has passed since that date that the number is much higher, possibly 1-2 million higher if not more.

“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,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and CEO/Director of FROMSOFTWARE. “ELDEN RING is based on a mythological story written by George R. R. Martin. 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.”

“Co-development between FromSoftware and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has brought to life this new action-RPG, ELDEN RING, which has surpassed 12M units in sales worldwide,” added Yasuo Miyakawa, President and CEO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I would like to use this opportunity to give my thanks to all our fans who have brought ELDEN RING into their gaming life. I am very proud to have been involved in bringing such a wonderful and fantastic game to life with FromSoftware, under the guidance of Director Miyazaki, and with George R. R. Martin."
Since release, Elden Ring has had a few patches released that aimed to address various bugs and issues with the game. However, the game still does suffer from various technical issues, namely issues related to performance especially on PC. If you can overlook those sporadic (at least in my personal findings) issues, there is an absolutely fantastic game here.