Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales

Gematsu reports another sales milestone, saying Elden Ring has now sold more than 16.6 million units! Here's word by way of a Japanese website:
Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Elden Ring have surpassed 16.6 million units, publisher Bandai Namco announced in its financial results report for the three months ended June 30, 2022.
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 25, 2022, 18:57
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 25, 2022, 18:57
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Ye speaketh truthfully !
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Aug 25, 2022, 09:45
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 25, 2022, 09:45
Aug 25, 2022, 09:45
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 25, 2022, 09:17:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 25, 2022, 09:09:
And that's it folks, E.R. is a turd
The gaming gatekeeper has decreed it and declared it is not worthy of the ratings heaped upon it by reviewers.*
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

*First game in the known universe to get such rankings, deservedeth or ortherwisest."

Easy, guys 😜 Not saying ER is bad at all! Thou shalt read mine words properly or not read them at all, wouldst thou kindly?

No idea how the old grammar goes. Just copying 🤣

ER is better than LotF, I think Wannalogalready. I just don't think LotF was at all a bad game worthy of a Mixed review result. Reading the Steam reviews, the positive reviewers are really positive while the bad reviewers talk about camera shake or give it a thumbs down after 60 hours in 🙄 Note to all: I have decreed that if you have "wasted" 30 hours or more on a game, you can stick that thumbs-down up your bumhole. Everything below that I could accept as you being bored out of your ass and intentionally torturing yourself playing a bad game for 29 fucking hours.
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 25, 2022, 09:17
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 25, 2022, 09:17
Aug 25, 2022, 09:17
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 25, 2022, 09:09:
And that's it folks, E.R. is a turd
The gaming gatekeeper has decreed it and declared it is not worthy of the ratings heaped upon it by reviewers.*
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

*First game in the known universe to get such rankings, deservedeth or ortherwisest."
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 25, 2022, 09:09
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 25, 2022, 09:09
Aug 25, 2022, 09:09
 
And that's it folks, E.R. is a turd, Lord of the Fallen was better !
Just kidding Quinn !
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Aug 25, 2022, 03:16
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 25, 2022, 03:16
Aug 25, 2022, 03:16
 
ChaosEngine wrote on Aug 24, 2022, 23:43:
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:13:
I think the subleties you talk about could've been implanted with more subtlety Same goes for your insinuation of what I desire. I don't need A to B either, but at least give a quest log. How the fuck should I know what somebody somewhere said 8 hours ago, and even if I remembered 50% of the time it was so cryptic even my 11 months old kid communicates better. But anyway, maybe you have the blindspot I was getting at? Souls games have a tendency to get immunity from any criticism from their fans. 🤷 Or you honestly like the idea that anything anywhere could be a quest or quest-step for something somewhere. I could understand that, tbh... but to me it's too vague.

To be fair, I think that obtuseness and vagueness are part of the appeal of Souls games to many people. It's a shared discovery experience. "Hey if you go back and talk to Bob the Unhappy Dog after beating Larry the Relentless you get a whole new questline!"

My issue with ER is just how lazy some of it is. They reused all the same sound effects from Dark Souls around health, hits, deaths, etc. The inventory management screen is still garbage (trying to figure out how many soul items I need is not fun, it's just boring). Some of the boss design is amazing to look at but boring to fight... looking at you final boss.

These things you mention are also a reason the game shouldn't get this godlike 10/10 status some people tend to give it. I learned to love it, but it took some charity on my part at the start. Mostly because of the controls, UI and bullshit FPS lock. All of which are inexcusably bad.
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 24, 2022, 23:43
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 24, 2022, 23:43
Aug 24, 2022, 23:43
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:13:
I think the subleties you talk about could've been implanted with more subtlety Same goes for your insinuation of what I desire. I don't need A to B either, but at least give a quest log. How the fuck should I know what somebody somewhere said 8 hours ago, and even if I remembered 50% of the time it was so cryptic even my 11 months old kid communicates better. But anyway, maybe you have the blindspot I was getting at? Souls games have a tendency to get immunity from any criticism from their fans. 🤷 Or you honestly like the idea that anything anywhere could be a quest or quest-step for something somewhere. I could understand that, tbh... but to me it's too vague.

To be fair, I think that obtuseness and vagueness are part of the appeal of Souls games to many people. It's a shared discovery experience. "Hey if you go back and talk to Bob the Unhappy Dog after beating Larry the Relentless you get a whole new questline!"

My issue with ER is just how lazy some of it is. They reused all the same sound effects from Dark Souls around health, hits, deaths, etc. The inventory management screen is still garbage (trying to figure out how many soul items I need is not fun, it's just boring). Some of the boss design is amazing to look at but boring to fight... looking at you final boss.


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Aug 20, 2022, 19:29
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 20, 2022, 19:29
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eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
I think they were trying to do something creative with the latest BF. They just shoved it out the door a year too soon.
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Aug 20, 2022, 19:28
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 20, 2022, 19:28
Aug 20, 2022, 19:28
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 03:12:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 21:14:
Congratulations on their approximately billion dollars gross from Elden Ring so far. I bought a copy too, and got burned out after about 200 hours or so, but overall a very impressive game.

You sure? Are you sure you got your money's worth? 🤪
Reminds me of those thumbs down reviews on Steam for games when the player has 573 hours. "End game got boring."
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Aug 20, 2022, 02:48
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 20, 2022, 02:48
Aug 20, 2022, 02:48
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 14:48:
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 14:11:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:35:
... ... ...
Without looking - can you name a current EA game other than some Sims expansions? Or Sports, because I assume they still have Madden.
I can't.
Been thinking about this from time to time as well. EA's stocks must have plummeted since forever, because they're damn near forgotten by now aren't they?! Without looking I'd say the last "noteworthy" game they published was ME: Andromeda five years ago.
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Good cal Kxmode.
Though that was a deserved Respawn success after the outrageous way in which EA ignored and mostly buried the excellent Titanfall games, that led to Apex Legends.

They couldn't recognize an obvious winner, instead betting on Anthem.
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 19, 2022, 14:52
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Aug 19, 2022, 14:52
 
In fairness, I can't really name any Activision games other than Blizzard ones, and probably can't even name many other major publishers.

Valve and Epic did what they intended 10+ years ago - they democratized games. Learning to make games on a major engine is easier than ever and affordable. Distributing games is easy. Costs to actually make a game are pretty much the lowest they've been since games were made by single dudes in the early 80s (there was a Christopher Pike book about this!), and costs to distribute have little up-front fees.

The bulk of what I play comes from nobodies, relatively. I still do some AAA, my two most recently played are NMS and Spider-Man, but outside of that, it's all tiny little gems that can afford to target my tiny little niches.
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Aug 19, 2022, 14:48
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Aug 19, 2022, 14:48
 Kxmode
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 14:11:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:25:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
You should realize that I'm not saying EA should make ER.
The point is, doesn't matter if EA sees it's profitable. They wouldn't be able to replicate this as they don't have the skills, people nor love for risks. Nor even an iota of innovation capacity.
Dragon Age 4 will come, and EA will fuck it up. That is inevitable

There is zero way Elden Ring could have happened in an alternate dimension where EA owns Dark Souls IP. Dark Souls 3 would have been released early, forced COOP with ingame MTX store and have guns because that "what the kids want" - me, salty over Dead Space?

Yeah. YEAH I am. #FckEA

Without looking - can you name a current EA game other than some Sims expansions? Or Sports, because I assume they still have Madden.
I can't.

Been thinking about this from time to time as well. EA's stocks must have plummeted since forever, because they're damn near forgotten by now aren't they?! Without looking I'd say the last "noteworthy" game they published was ME: Andromeda five years ago.
Jedi Fallen Order
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 19, 2022, 14:27
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 19, 2022, 14:27
Aug 19, 2022, 14:27
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 14:11:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:25:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
You should realize that I'm not saying EA should make ER.
The point is, doesn't matter if EA sees it's profitable. They wouldn't be able to replicate this as they don't have the skills, people nor love for risks. Nor even an iota of innovation capacity.
Dragon Age 4 will come, and EA will fuck it up. That is inevitable

There is zero way Elden Ring could have happened in an alternate dimension where EA owns Dark Souls IP. Dark Souls 3 would have been released early, forced COOP with ingame MTX store and have guns because that "what the kids want" - me, salty over Dead Space?

Yeah. YEAH I am. #FckEA

Without looking - can you name a current EA game other than some Sims expansions? Or Sports, because I assume they still have Madden.
I can't.

Been thinking about this from time to time as well. EA's stocks must have plummeted since forever, because they're damn near forgotten by now aren't they?! Without looking I'd say the last "noteworthy" game they published was ME: Andromeda five years ago.

Without looking I can only name directly Anthem and Andromeda .. some stuff from EA Sports, but that is just recycled games. I can't even name the current Battlefield without googling it heh.

Even funnier drinking game. Name any unique IP EA developed the past decade without Anthem.

Or maybe name the amount of unique IPs EA dead-ended because of corporate idiocy, that list would kill you if you made it a drinking game. Remember, the CEO who was responsible for nearly all of that now runs UNITY.
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Aug 19, 2022, 14:18
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 19, 2022, 14:18
Aug 19, 2022, 14:18
 
You know you can look that up. EA stock hasn't plummeted.
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales
Aug 19, 2022, 14:11
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 19, 2022, 14:11
Aug 19, 2022, 14:11
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:25:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
You should realize that I'm not saying EA should make ER.
The point is, doesn't matter if EA sees it's profitable. They wouldn't be able to replicate this as they don't have the skills, people nor love for risks. Nor even an iota of innovation capacity.
Dragon Age 4 will come, and EA will fuck it up. That is inevitable

There is zero way Elden Ring could have happened in an alternate dimension where EA owns Dark Souls IP. Dark Souls 3 would have been released early, forced COOP with ingame MTX store and have guns because that "what the kids want" - me, salty over Dead Space?

Yeah. YEAH I am. #FckEA

Without looking - can you name a current EA game other than some Sims expansions? Or Sports, because I assume they still have Madden.
I can't.

Been thinking about this from time to time as well. EA's stocks must have plummeted since forever, because they're damn near forgotten by now aren't they?! Without looking I'd say the last "noteworthy" game they published was ME: Andromeda five years ago.
Currently playing: Spider-man, Sea of Thieves, Horizon Zero Dawn
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Aug 19, 2022, 13:35
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Re: Elden Ring Passes 16.6M Sales Aug 19, 2022, 13:35
Aug 19, 2022, 13:35
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 13:25:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
You should realize that I'm not saying EA should make ER.
The point is, doesn't matter if EA sees it's profitable. They wouldn't be able to replicate this as they don't have the skills, people nor love for risks. Nor even an iota of innovation capacity.
Dragon Age 4 will come, and EA will fuck it up. That is inevitable

There is zero way Elden Ring could have happened in an alternate dimension where EA owns Dark Souls IP. Dark Souls 3 would have been released early, forced COOP with ingame MTX store and have guns because that "what the kids want" - me, salty over Dead Space?

Yeah. YEAH I am. #FckEA

Without looking - can you name a current EA game other than some Sims expansions? Or Sports, because I assume they still have Madden.
I can't.
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Aug 19, 2022, 13:25
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Aug 19, 2022, 13:25
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 12:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
You should realize that I'm not saying EA should make ER.
The point is, doesn't matter if EA sees it's profitable. They wouldn't be able to replicate this as they don't have the skills, people nor love for risks. Nor even an iota of innovation capacity.
Dragon Age 4 will come, and EA will fuck it up. That is inevitable

There is zero way Elden Ring could have happened in an alternate dimension where EA owns Dark Souls IP. Dark Souls 3 would have been released early, forced COOP with ingame MTX store and have guns because that "what the kids want" - me, salty over Dead Space?

Yeah. YEAH I am. #FckEA
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Aug 19, 2022, 12:53
Kxmode
 
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Aug 19, 2022, 12:53
 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 05:54:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:38:
"They're a 10 but they only like playing single-player games." - EA

Perhaps now EA will see that single-player games can be amazing and profitable.

EA could never have made Elden Ring though. Both as a publisher and creatively in their studios.
You should realize that I'm not saying EA should make ER.
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Aug 19, 2022, 12:13
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 10:26:
Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 08:15:
While I love Elden Ring, it's a bad port. There's an FPS lock and the UI is lacking at best. I also didn't consciously do any quests, but apparently I completed and failed some of them. I had an ending in accordance to choices I made that I didn't know I made. That's also just bad.

The game is great fun and it deserves the praise, but the fact the above cons are forgotten or ignored in the process is bad for the future.
Quinn, sometimes subtleties and hermetism can be an artfully crafted message.
Many of us relish mysterious voyages that aren't A to B, but unexplained.

RogueSix you inveterate mainstreamer, you !

I think the subleties you talk about could've been implanted with more subtlety Same goes for your insinuation of what I desire. I don't need A to B either, but at least give a quest log. How the fuck should I know what somebody somewhere said 8 hours ago, and even if I remembered 50% of the time it was so cryptic even my 11 months old kid communicates better. But anyway, maybe you have the blindspot I was getting at? Souls games have a tendency to get immunity from any criticism from their fans. 🤷 Or you honestly like the idea that anything anywhere could be a quest or quest-step for something somewhere. I could understand that, tbh... but to me it's too vague.

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:41
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Aug 19, 2022, 10:41
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 08:22:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 06:49:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 04:41:
Can someone explain the appeal of this game to me, please?
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Love of exploring, love of the creative weirdness, love of the world artistry, love of the type of combat you can't enjoy, love of the obscure mythos, etc.

And here comes the incredibly difficult one for some to understand : Different tastes.

Example, the combat in any game is mostly unimportant to me, cheat engine that away turning all to long range if at all posible.

Also 2 years ago I found and played almost all FromSoftware games, including PS1 1996 King's Field 3, 1998 Shadow Tower, PS2 Tower Abyss, and many more.
All exquisitely eerie.
With this many copies sold, I'd say "different taste" explains those that don't love it, not those that do, haha.

I'll grab it eventually, but doubt it's my style. You never know. I thought I'd dislike the Witcher 3 but it's an all time great for me, and I got roughly 100 hours into NMS and Subnautica each despite hating survival/crafting games.

Yeah, I've learned that giving all genres a chance is the way to go. I didn't like many survival games that I've tried over the years (e.g. I despise Minecraft and games like that), but then I played The Forest and it's not only one of the best survival games I've played, it's one of my favorite games period. And yes, different tastes apply. Also, I was hoping that Fallout 76 was going to be a good game (followed the development for years), and after it launched I was totally disappointed. However, I got it on sale a couple years later (practically free) and had quite a lot of fun playing it! I was surprised how challenging it was and the amount of detail in the world that added a good level of exploration and excitement. But the game design still has a strange and puzzling feeling. It's actually more fun to play solo that co-op, which doesn't make a lot of sense since they consider it an mmo. Also, the console style UI makes it really difficult to manage inventory. If you can get past those 2 things, it's actually a pretty darn good game!
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Aug 19, 2022, 10:26
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Quinn wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 08:15:
While I love Elden Ring, it's a bad port. There's an FPS lock and the UI is lacking at best. I also didn't consciously do any quests, but apparently I completed and failed some of them. I had an ending in accordance to choices I made that I didn't know I made. That's also just bad.

The game is great fun and it deserves the praise, but the fact the above cons are forgotten or ignored in the process is bad for the future.
Quinn, sometimes subtleties and hermetism can be an artfully crafted message.
Many of us relish mysterious voyages that aren't A to B, but unexplained.

RogueSix you inveterate mainstreamer, you !
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