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Namco Bandai Touts Dark Souls Sales, Over 1.19 Million in US and Europe

May 8, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

The punishingly difficult action RPG from Namco has done quite well for the publisher, with currently over 1.19 million copies of the game sold across the United States and Europe.

This news comes from Namco Bandai’s yearly financial report for the year ending March 2012. Based off of their reported earnings, it was certainly a good year for the publisher, earning ¥454.2 billion ($5.7 billion) in revenue. This marks an increase in income of ¥19.3 million ($241,000), which equates to a whopping 1044.3% year-over-year increase.

Other titles from the publisher didn’t do quite as well as Dark Souls, with Ace Combat Assault Horizon selling a total of 1.07 million units and Dragon Ball Ultimate Blast selling 700,000 units in all regions. The sales results for Soul Calibur V factored in data from just the US and Europe, sporting a total of 690,000 units.

With the glowing success of Dark Souls, gamers loyal to the franchise can rest assured that FromSoftware will likely be working on a followup in the near future. Plus, if the latest teaser for the upcoming Vita title Soul Sacrifice is any indication, we’ll be getting plenty more games in this genre in the coming years.