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Elden Ring sets record as fastest-selling multi-platform Japanese game in history

According to Bandai Namco, FromSoftware's latest game has sold over 17.5 million copies since launching in February.

Elden Ring Record Fastest Selling Multi Platform Japanese Game
FromSoftware, Bandai Namco, and Elden Ring, just keeps on winning.

It looks like Christmas came early for Bandai Namco as one of its latest titles, Elden Ring, is now on track to become the best-selling game of 2022.

Bandai Namco revealed to investors that Elden Ring had amassed sales of 17.5 million units as of September 30. It's highly likely that Elden Ring has sold more copies since then and it will probably sell a lot more as we close out the holiday season.

Elden Ring's numbers are nothing to scoff at as the game is now the fastest-selling multi-platform Japanese game in gaming history. In fact, even when you compare Elden Ring's sales figures to other Nintendo Switch exclusives, which populate the rankings, Elden Ring's sales from February to September still rank third all-time. The only games that rank ahead of Elden Ring are Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokemon Sword & Shield, which sold 26.04 million and 18.22 million copies, respectively, over a six-month period.

Elden Ring's sales are even more impressive when you consider that the year is supposed to mark a "downtrend" for the entire gaming industry following two years of record-breaking sales numbers.

Elden Ring Record Fastest Selling Multi Platform Japanese Game
We're hoping Elden Ring gets several expansions over the next few years.

Naturally, Elden Ring remains the best-selling game by FromSoftware in history. The gap between Elden Ring as well as the rest of FromSoftware's portfolio continues to grow by the day.

At this point, we wouldn't be surprised if Elden Ring tops the charts for the year. It's ranked by NPD at the top spot with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 behind it. We're not sure yet how many units Modern Warfare 2 has sold but with less than two months left before the year ends, it's going to need more of its record-setting launch weekend to take the lead.

Fingers crossed, FromSoftware will have the highly anticipated DLC for Elden Ring ready by the time The Game Awards come around on December 9.

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