February 25, 2022, marks the epic release of an unforgiving new adventure, Elden Ring. While FromSoft games have always been loved, bought, and played by fans, Elden Ring has reached a whole new level when it comes to sales. We’re talking Call of Duty levels of popularity and it’s still rising.
According to NPD, a company that mainly provides game-focused research and statistics, Elden Ring has become February’s best-selling game and also 2022’s best-seller so far. FromSoftware’s latest title is also their fastest-selling game ever.
Elden Ring has sold so well since its release that according to the latest data from NPS, it has become the second best-selling game of not only 2022, but the past 12 months! Call of Duty: Vanguard takes first place but being next to it is still an amazing feat that completely shocked fans and critics.
US NPD PREMIUM GAMES - Elden Ring debuted as both the best-selling game of February 2022 as well as 2022 YTD. Launch month sales of Elden Ring were the 2nd highest for any tracked title released in the past 12 months, trailing only Call of Duty: Vanguard, released in Nov 2021.
- @MatPiscatella (NPD)
It bested games like Dying Light 2 and Horizon Forbidden West. Elden Ring was able to bring in new players that previously didn’t try the extreme gameplay of Souls games. It can still be extremely challenging, but the rewarding gameplay and approachability of exploration can put beginners at ease.