Elden Ring Has Sold More than 20 Million Units Worldwide in First Year of Release

A big milestone.
A big milestone. Bandai Namco

Fresh off a win at the NAVGTR Awards, Elden Ring is adding another feather in its cap with its latest milestone. Bandai Namco Entertainment and FromSoftware announced that the game has sold more than 20 million units around the world.

Elden Ring was released in February last year and since then, has not only been welcomed by many players but also received critical acclaim. As of January 2023, the game has been considered to be the most GOTY awarded game in history. It's safe to say that it dominated the video game awards scene in 2022. Most recently, the game took home Game of the Year at the NAVGTR Awards.

Elden Ring is set in the Lands Between that was once ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal. She acts as the keeper of the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree. One day, the Queen shatters the Elden Ring and disappears, causing her demigod children to fight over the different pieces of the ring. Each demigod has in their possession a shard of the ring called the Great Rune which sadly corrupts them with power.

In the game, the player takes on the role of a Tarnished, one of a group of exiles from the Lands Between. As one of the Tarnished, they need to travel across the realm to repair the Elden Ring and become the Elden Lord.

Features of the game include:

  • A Vast World Full of Excitement
    • A vast world with open fields offering a variety of situations and huge dungeons with complex and three-dimensional designs which are seamlessly connected.
    • As players explore, they experience the joy of discovering unknown and overwhelming threats that await them, leading to a high sense of accomplishment.
  • Create Your Own Character
    • In addition to customizing the appearance of your character, you can also freely combine weapons, armor, and magic.
    • This level of customization can help you develop a character according to your playstyle.
  • An Epic Drama Born from a Myth
    • A multilayered story told in fragments.
    • An epic drama where different thoughts of characters intersect in the Lands Between.
  • Unique Online Play that Loosely Connects You to Others
    • In addition to multiplayer, the game supports a unique asynchronous online element that allows players to feel the presence of others.

Elden Ring is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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