Elden Ring, the acclaimed fantasy RPG from FromSoftware, has sold over 23 million copies since its 2022 release, Bandai Namco has confirmed. The publisher revealed the sales figure following the game’s trailer and release date reveal for the game’s first major expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, on Wednesday. Exactly one year ago, Bandai Namco announced that Elden Ring had sold 20 million copies worldwide.

According to Bandai Namco, Elden Ring’s total sales figure includes both the physical version and the digital version for download on all platforms, including Steam on PC. The role-playing game is developer FromSoftware’s best-selling title, beating Dark Souls 3 (released in 2016), which has sold over 10 million units (as confirmed by the studio in 2020). In fact, the Elden Ring is getting closer and closer to total number of sales for the Dark Souls series, which has shipped over 27 million copies.

The 23 million sales figure is likely to grow this year with the release of Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, the first major story expansion for the base game. Bandai Namco revealed the first gameplay trailer for the DLC and confirmed a June 21 release date on Wednesday. The three-minute trailer showed off a new setting, new enemies and bosses, and provided plenty of hints for fans to understand.

Shadow of the Erdtree requires the base game to be playable and will also be available in a bundle that bundles Elden Ring and the upcoming expansion into one offering. Meanwhile, Elden Ring remained popular on Steam, where it still is recording number of concurrent players of about 50,000 at the time of writing.

Back in February 2023, Bandai Namco confirmed that Elden Ring had sold 20 million copies worldwide within a year of its release. “The companies would like to thank everyone who played this game from the bottom of their hearts, and will continue to develop different ways for fans to enjoy the world of ELDEN RING in the future,” the publisher said in a statement. Elden Ring was released on February 25, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X and won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2022.

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