Dark Souls 3 gives Bandai Namco a good bump

In an earnings report this week, Bandai Namco said that Dark Souls 3 sales were “favorable.” Although a specific figure was not given, the company released a statement in the report saying:

For home video game software in the Network Entertainment Business, in North America and Europe, sales were favorable for the new title DARK SOULS Ⅲ, repeat titles, and titles owned by other companies sold utilizing the Company’s sales network.

As a result of these sales, amongst considerable sales in other areas, Bandai Namco has revised its earning projections to show the increase in sales.

Bandai Namco has increased their earnings projections for the second quarter, as outlined in the graph

Bandai Namco has increased their earnings projections for the second quarter, as outlined in the graph above

In May, Bandai Namco announced that Dark Souls 3 had shipped over 3 million copies, with worldwide shipments of the entire Dark Souls series passing 13 million copies. The release, as translated by Gematsu, outlines that Dark Souls 3 had shipped around 500,000 copies to Japan, 1.5 million to North America, and 1 million to Europe.

Of course, none of those sales are necessarily sales directly to players, but instead most likely represent shipments to retailers.

Either way, Dark Souls 3 and the entire series definitely holds a nice corner of the video game realm as some of the best RPG’s ever made (at least in my opinion).

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