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Dark Souls 3 Sales Impress In Japan

by Damian Seeto


Dark Souls 3 came out last week in Japan and a good percentage of its first shipment has already been sold. This is a good sign for the game’s Western release coming out later this month.

Media Create (via DualShockers) reported that the PS4 version of Dark Souls 3 sold over 82.51% of its first shipment. This equates to 210,141 units. The attach rate is quite impressive since PS4 sales are only at 2.6 million units in Japan right now.

Unfortunately, sales for the Xbox One version of Dark Souls 3 were not reported by Media Create. Media Create only report numbers for the top 50 best selling video games each week.

It isn’t surprising the Xbox One version of Dark Souls 3 sold so poorly as only a handful of people own the console in Japan. Sales for the Xbox One version of the game should be much better when it comes out in Western countries on April 12th.

In comparison to Dark Souls 2, the third game sold slightly less than its predecessor. However, over 9 million Japanese people owned the PS3 console back when the last game came out so it’s not a fair comparison to make.

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