Elden Ring Credited with Boosting Armored Core 6 Sales


  • Elden Ring Credited with Boosting Armored Core 6 Sales

    Bandai Namco credits FromSoftware's previous title with helping Armored Core 6.
    A mech standing inside a giant silo looking building.

    Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is off to a really strong start on Steam. Bandai Namco says that at least part of the game's success is thanks in part to none other than Elden Ring.

    Over the weekend, Armored Core 6 topped the list of biggest sellers on Steam. The mech combat title by FromSoftware even briefly dethroned Baldur's Gate 3 as the top seller on Steam. In speaking with GI.biz, Bandai Namco Euroipe CEO Arnaud Muller said that FromSoftware has become "a guarantee of quality."

    "This is an opportunity for us to truly widen the audience of the Armored Core games," Muller said. "My ambitions are not on par with Elden Ring, but our ambitions are way bigger than the previous Armored Core games.

    "We really want to take this IP further in the relationship with FromSoftware. Thanks to Elden Ring, FromSoftware has become a seal, a guarantee of quality, and therefore people will see that the Metacritic of this game is great, [that] it's challenging but very rewarding, [and say] 'I wanna try that game'.

    "This is a big step up in this franchise," Muller continued. "We are not going to be able to match Elden Ring numbers but we will way surpass what Armored Core previous games have done.​"
    Armored Core 6 released on August 24th for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. According to OpenCritic, reviews for Armored Core 6 are "mighty" with an average score of 85% and 91% of all critics recommending the game.

    • cikame
      cikame commented
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      Is it ok to kind of face palm at this notion? The long lost idea that releasing good games grows goodwill and excitement around future games from your studio? I know that's not really what he's getting at but it does feel like a lost mentality sometimes when everyone's chasing trends.
      Most of the streamers i've seen playing it have never heard of Armored Core before, which isn't quite as bad as seeing people play Baldur's Gate 3 who weren't even alive when 2 came out.
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