FromSoftware's latest entry in the popular franchise sets records.

Dark Souls 3 is the fastest-selling Bandai Namco game ever

FromSoftware's latest entry in the popular franchise sets records.

Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed that Dark Souls 3 is the fastest day-one seller in the franchise so far — and the fastest-selling title ever by the publisher. 

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Though no specific figures were revealed by the publisher themselves, this means the latest entry in the series has manage to outsell franchise giants such as PAC-MAN and Tekken

Dark Souls 3 debuted at number one on game charts the UK, with Chart Tracker reporting a 61% increase in sales from its predecessor, Dark Souls 2. This doesn’t include digital sales.

Japan also saw a strong debut for title, with Dualshockers (via Media Create) reporting that 82.51% of the game’s initial shipment sold for PlayStation 4. The Xbox One version of the game failed to crack the Top 50.

However, it’s not just Japan who prefers Dark Souls 3 on their Sony consoles. GFK Chart Track said the title saw 71% of its sales on PlayStation 4, with Xbox One providing 26% and PC accounting for 3%.

Dark Souls 3 launched April 12th in the European and North American regions to critical acclaim, currently holding a metascore of 89, averaged from 54 critics.

New to the relentless, unforgiving world of Dark Souls? Check out GameSkinny’s guide for new players.


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