From Software has revealed that Dark Souls has shifted north of 2.3 million copies globally since its launch in 2011.
Nakajima-san also used this opportunity to confirm that the sequel, Dark Souls 2, will be released in Japan on Xbox 360. The game’s predecessor was a PlayStation 3-exclusive in the region, as was Demon’s Souls.
From Software provided an overall break-down of sales for the brutal hack-‘n-slash. Dark Souls moved 375,000 copies in its native Japan, and a further 1.3 million units in the U.S. and Europe.
The DLC-heavy re-release, Artorias of the Abyss Edition, flogged 137,000 copies in Japan and 555,000 units Internationally. All in all, that’s an impressive 2,367,000 copies sold. Not too shabby for a series which was once regarded something of a niche effort.
Dark Souls 2 is due out for PS3, PC and Xbox 360 in 2014.