Dark Souls Franchise Hits 8 Million Sold

Dark Souls Franchise Hits 8 Million Sold - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 June 2015 / 2,863 Views

Developer From Software has announced that its Dark Souls franchise has sold more than eight million units worldwide.

The figure includes sales from the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, as well as the remastered Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. Figures for Demon's Souls and Bloodborne, which are considered spiritually linked to the series, are not included in this total.

The next game in the franchise, Dark Souls 3, will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016.

 Source: [Famitsu via NeoGAF]

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

estebxx (on 30 June 2015)

deserved sales.


Blood_Tears (on 30 June 2015)

Namco should really thank PlayStation for those sales since that's the majority platform for these games.


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Michelasso (on 30 June 2015)

Someone obviously forgot that the D* Souls games started as a PS3 exclusive. You guys just have to be glad that Yoshida messed up badly with Demon's Souls. But at least he recovered bringing Bloodborne to the PS4.


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HonestGamer (on 30 June 2015)

Not big majority. 3.25 million sold on PC. Unknown Xbox sales. How much is PS part?


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HonestGamer (on 30 June 2015)

Actually, according to Vgchartz numbers PlayStation doesn't have majority sales.


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Michelasso (on 30 June 2015)

I'm happy to see that there are still plenty of gamers playing the "real stuff"!


Maximus2013 (on 30 June 2015)

Playing though Demons Souls and "FREAKING LOVING IT". My only issue is they really don't give you enough info at the beginning. Like casting spells, light and Dark worlds, Leveling up characters attributes ect....still the game is sick and punishment to the extreme.....dying dying dying dying and then you beat the boss "IN YO FACE!"


estebxx (on 30 June 2015)

glad to know you are enjoying it, its my favorite one.


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estebxx (on 30 June 2015)

glad to know you are enjoying it, its my favorite one.


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estebxx (on 30 June 2015)

glad to know you are enjoying it, its my favorite one.


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iLikeEggs (on 30 June 2015)

For me, probably the only good thing to come out of the extremely terrible 7th generation. Such wonderful games that I hope stick around for the rest of my life


Angelv577 (on 01 July 2015)

not bad for a "nicle franchise". Well deserved.


Maximus2013 (on 01 July 2015)

Curious if Bloodborne opened up people to Dark Souls..


Maximus2013 (on 01 July 2015)

Curious if Bloodborne opened up people to Dark Souls..


Manlytears (on 30 June 2015)

i think this proves that dark souls become more than just a "niche" game... a relatively new series with two games and 8 million in sales! dark souls ( and also demon's souls and bloodborne) is no longer just a "niche" game! "Souls games" now are, undoubtedly, some of the best games coming from japan quality wise and salewise! Congratulations FromSoftware


VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

Great sales for a "niche" franchise!