Bandai Namco America has announced that Dark Souls III has become the publisher’s fastest-selling video game ever.
The critically acclaimed dungeon crawler launched for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One last Tuesday, topping the U.K. All Format Chart in the process. It also recorded record launch sales for the franchise, up 61 percent over its 2014 predecessor.
However, it seems the game’s success isn’t just limited to Blighty. Bandai Namco America issued a statement today confirming that launch week sales of Dark Souls III proved “incredibly strong,” and released an accolades trailer to celebrate. We’ve embedded it below for your viewing pleasure.
Dark Souls III offers some incremental, albeit crucial advancements to the formula, including faster-paced combat and the addition of Weapon Arts. Indeed, it’s obvious that developer From Software has taken a leaf out of Bloodborne’s book in regards to the various improvements to the Souls template this time around.
The Souls series launched in 2009 with the release of the PS3-exclusive Demon’s Souls, a brutally punishing action-RPG that quickly garnered a cult following. Two years later, Bandai Namco released Dark Souls, with the series reaching considerable mainstream success with Dark Souls II in 2014.
Bloodborne followed in 2015, and while not considered part of the Souls franchise, it still shares many similarities with its From Software stablemates.