Ahead of Shadow of the Erdtree Release, Elden Ring Hits a Milestone Only Elden Ring 2 Could Look to Beat

Just over two years after its launch, this game has achieved something incredible.

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  • Just days before the release of Shadow of the Erdtree, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware confirmed an unbelievable record.
  • Elden Ring has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
  • Only a hypothetical Elden Ring 2 could possibly surpass this number.
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FromSoftware and Bandai Namco are just days away from releasing the highly anticipated expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree. The game’s social media accounts recently announced an astounding milestone, reflecting the immense anticipation for this content among fans. 

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The studio confirmed that Elden Ring has sold over 25 million copies since its launch, making it one of the best-selling games in its history. Only a potential Elden Ring 2 or another major saga could surpass this feat, like GTA 6, which is expected to launch next year.

Another Great Record Involves Elden Ring as One of the Most Successful Games of All Time

Elden Ring thanks to the launch of Shadow of the Erdtree has achieved to sell more than 25 million units.
Thanks to the launch of Shadow of the Erdtree, Elden Ring has sold more than 25 million units.

FromSoftware finally released Elden Ring in 2022, after several years of development and building on a strong history of solid games. Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the title was an instant success for the studio, becoming its best-selling game, far surpassing any previous releases.

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Despite the release of numerous games prior to this eagerly awaited title, the studio has created something that surpassed all previous works. 

The game has also confirmed a DLC, which debuted a trailer a few months ago and has become one of the most anticipated expansions ever. In just a few days, Shadow of the Erdtree will be released, propelling the game’s sales to surpass all previous records.

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The game may have sold over 25 million copies now, but fans are probably hoping that this number will keep increasing.

Only Elden Ring 2 Could Surpass Shadow of the Erdtree’s Sales Boost

Shadow of the Erdtree will be available on June 21.
Shadow of the Erdtree will be available on June 21.

The studio and team behind the game confirmed this sales information on social media today, thanking players for joining the 25 million Tarnished community. Prior to its announcement and official release confirmation, the expansion was one of the hottest topics among the FromSoftware game community. Once the first trailer was revealed, the excitement doubled, and now it is finally set to release in just a few days.

There is a ton of information available about this new DLC, where players can access a completely new area, along with an array of never-before-seen weapons and imposing final bosses. However, to access the new story content, players will need to have defeated several of the game’s toughest bosses and reach a minimum level requirement to enter.

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On June 21, Shadow of the Erdtree will be available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. Priced at $40, it already has a significant number of pre-orders from fans eagerly awaiting this content. After the release of this highly anticipated expansion, the studio has not yet confirmed what their next project will be, leaving players eager for more information on what this team is preparing next.

What are your thoughts on this expansion? Will you be playing as soon as it is released to the world? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Lucas Lapetina

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I'm a big fan of movies and videogames in general. I really love Pokémon and Godzilla. One of my favorite games is The Last of Us, Part II. A compelling and well-written story is always welcome.