Bandai Namco have revealed that they’ve shipped more than 1.2 million copies of Dark Souls II for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe since its release in mid-March, that is of course not counting the PC release of the game which launched in April, just after the end of the Fiscal Year.
For the quarter ending March 31st Bandai Namco reported a five per cent increase in net sales to Y368,126m and a 3.2 per cent reduction in operating income to Y42,782m. Net income climbed 6.1 per cent to Y29,702m. Along with Dark Souls II, Bandai Namco also released games such as Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Earth Defense Force, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.
But it was Dark Souls II who was the clear winner from Bandai Namco’s releases during that Fiscal Year reporting that they’d shifted 1.2m copies of the game in North America and Europe – and that’s just on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As for the PC version, From Software has reported that many more deaths have been registered on the PC platform than the PlayStation 3, which could indicate strong sales of the game on PC.. Or it could mean that PC players are terrible at playing Dark Souls II – I’ll lave you to be the judge of that.