Elden Ring sales hit 16.6 million worldwide in 4 months
Ring of Elden sold 16.6 million copies by the end of June. The game took the world by storm when it was released in February. It has shown unusually high stamina for a single-player title and continues to enjoy healthy player counts.
Elden Ring is on track to be the best-selling game of 2022
Bandai Namco’s financial results were released yesterday and show just how successful Elden Ring continues to be for the company’s video game sales. The game has contributed to a 55% increase in year-over-year profits, which only continues to rise as more and more copies are sold.
Despite the good news, Bandai Namco remains realistic. The company forecasts an overall profit decline of 24.5% for the fiscal year due to a lack of other big game releases. This is no surprise as game sales are down globally due to economic instability and other factors.
Unfortunately, Bandai Namco’s financial report did not include any details about the company’s future plans. We know that FromSoftware has several games in development, including one that is almost complete, and the Elden Ring DLC is likely coming soon. However, no details are yet available regarding these projects.
Opinion: FromSoftware’s next title should be Armored Core 6
Jason writes: Most people know FromSoftware from its Souls games, but it previously developed a more diverse line of games. Among them was the Armored Core series, which is about as far as you can get from Elden Ring when it comes to subject matter. I wish FromSoftware would go back to their roots and create a mecha game to fill the void in my heart.
There hasn’t been a decent mecha game since the release of Gundam Breaker 3, and FromSoftware has the chance to reboot the genre. It will also prevent the studio from being branded as a developer that only makes Souls games.
In other news, Embracer has purchased Lord of the Rings, and Dead Island 2’s release date may have been revealed.