27 million people love failure, misery, and existential despair, according to Dark Souls sales stats

FromSoftware has announced that total sales of its masochist sim franchise have now exceeded 27 million, with Dark Souls 3 accounting for some 10 million of those, and teased a new game.

The cumulative sales volume of the DARK SOULS series has exceeded 27 million,” the company revealed on Twitter today, via Google’s kind of awkward translation. “It is a great honor for many people to play. We are developing a new title so that everyone can enjoy it again, so please look forward to it.”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet tw-align-center”><p lang=”ja” dir=”ltr”>DARK SOULSシリーズの累計販売本数が2,700万本を突破いたしました。たくさんの方々にプレイしていただき、大変光栄です。皆さんにまた楽しんでいただけるよう、新作タイトルを開発しておりますので、ご期待いただければ幸いです。 <a href=”https://t.co/utwl6Se97J”>pic.twitter.com/utwl6Se97J</a></p>&mdash; FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) <a href=”https://twitter.com/fromsoftware_pr/status/1262624244141182976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Whether or not that’s a new game in the Dark Souls series or something else entirely, however, is a matter of speculation for now. Since the launch of the third game, original Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has been non-committal about a new sequel, telling Gamespot at the time that this one would be the “big closure” for the series, and promising “new types” of games in the future. At the moment, FromSoftware is working on Elden Ring – but a 2018 Amazon listing for a Bloodborne sequel and, just this April, a PC version of Bloodborne could mean other projects are also in development. Or not. Sometimes the internet is wrong.

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