Dark Souls Series Ships 27 Million Units, Dark Souls III Ships 10 Million Units

Dark Souls Series Ships 27 Million Units, Dark Souls III Ships 10 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 July 2020 / 1,122 Views

Publisher Bandai Namco developer FromSoftware announced the action RPG series Dark Souls has shipped over 27 million units and Dark Souls III has shipped over 10 million units by itself. The figures includes digital sales. 

The Dark Souls series includes Dark Souls, Dark Souls IIDark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinDark Souls III, and Dark Souls: Remastered. The games were released from 2011 to 2018.

Bandai Namco and From Software are currently hard at work developing Elden Ring for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. 


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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7 Comments

khotboat (on 19 May 2020)

This is great! FromSoftware is definitely one of the best developers around


Signalstar (on 19 May 2020)

What an incredible turnaround for From Software. Demon Souls put them on the map and they continued to reach new heights with Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series. Hard to think this company used to be known for Enchanted Arms and Armored Core (I actually forgot the name of that series since it has fallen into irrelevance).


EnricoPallazzo (on 19 May 2020)

And still... no Demon's souls remaster. I still have faith they will release it this year as they do not have other games scheduled for 2020. Except maybe a Sekiro expansion. But a Demon's souls remaster would be like printing money. Low cost, high revenue.


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GoldenHand80 (on 20 May 2020)

Demons Souls remake is a bit complicated because I believe this title is still registered to Sony as it was a ps3 exclusive. That's why they changed the name to Dark Souls so they can make it multiplatform. So demons souls remake will either have to be ps exclusive or From Software will have to buy the licence to use that name to make multiplatform version


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EnricoPallazzo (on 19 May 2020)

Now thats REALLY impressive. Im a big fan of the series and thought those games would sell only around 4-5 million units each. 10 million for DS3 is huge. I guess we dont need to make them easier to appraise journalists. The game is very successful the way it is.


hunter_alien (on 19 May 2020)

Can we finally put to rest the idea that this is a niche game? Or will some people continue insisting that it is?


bubblegamer (on 19 May 2020)

What the hell! So impressive. The serie is not niche anymore 😍