These numbers get even more impressive when you work out what they actually represent.
1: They’re already old, dating back to March 31, 2014.
2: They don’t include the PC release of Dark Souls 2, which only launched last month.
This puts Dark Souls 2 on track to perform better than the original Dark Souls, which took a month to ship 1.5 million units around the world when it was released back in 2011. Two years later (at this time last year), it had sold just under 2.4 million copies.
Despite only having been out for three weeks at the time figures were compiled, Dark Souls 2 is Bandai Namco‘s strongest software title of the past 12 months. The company posted a net profit of US$246 million, a drop of 22.6% year-on-year, but is predicting an 11.8% increase in net profits by the end of the fiscal year.