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Dark Souls: Remastered for Switch Sells an Estimated 105,385 Units First Week at Retail

Dark Souls: Remastered for Switch Sells an Estimated 105,385 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 15,269 Views

The action RPG from publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware - Dark Souls: Remastered - sold 105,385 units first week at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 20.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 51,918 units sold (49%), compared to 25,991 units sold in Europe (25%) and 14,578 units sold in Japan (14%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 4,200 units in the UK, 6,072 units in Germany, and 6,023 units in France.

To compare, the PlayStation 4 version sold 207,060 units in its first week when it launched in May 2018, while the Xbox One version sold 24,098 units. It has sold 413,466 units on the PlayStation 4 to date and 64,464 units on the Xbox One. 

Dark Souls: Remastered released for the Nintendo Switch on October 19.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Stuart23 (on 01 December 2018)

I was expecting less honestly. It was a decent opening when you compare to the PS4 and ESPECIALLY to the XOne, but I stoll say that it could have made more if it wasn't the delay.

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Shuvam09 Stuart23 (on 02 December 2018)

Agree with the performance on Switch. But there are a few things that I would like to mention:

  • DS1 has been BC on XB1 since 2016.
  • PS and XB got newer Souls games, which might've deterred some from purchasing it again.
  • This might be the only Souls game on the Switch, which should arguably add to the sales.
  • Delaying might've actually helped sales, given the optimization and holiday rush
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Immersiveunreality (on 01 December 2018)

This is good, i expect a lot of newcomers to the souls series with this brand new added franchise release for the switch.

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Masked_Muchaco (on 02 December 2018)

I hope this does well enough for them to consider bringing the other 2 to the Switch, more people need to be able to enjoy this amazing series.

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tripenfall (on 02 December 2018)

That delay certainly hurt things.... I've picked the Switch version up and am currently playing it having never played a Souls game before and I have to say I'm loving it and it's also ruining my life...

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KLAMarine (on 01 December 2018)

Is the UK, Germany, and France the big three of Europe?

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Immersiveunreality KLAMarine (on 02 December 2018)

Yes i do think so

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AJNShelton (on 01 December 2018)

It could end up at 300 000, which is great

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Podings (on 01 December 2018)

All things considered, that is a good result for the game itself, and a great result for proving the user interest in the particular type of game.

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Amnesia (on 01 December 2018)

I was going to think that it is a disapointing score, but it is more than 50% of the sales of the PS4 with only an install base at 25%.

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Masked_Muchaco Amnesia (on 01 December 2018)

It seems many people were dying to die in Dark Souls on the go :P

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