There's still a large audience for games
with a high level of difficulty. Such would explain why Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls and one heck of a tough game, has sold 2.36 million copies to date, according to data released by developer From Entertainment. The includes 375,000 sales in Japan on the PlayStation 3
The rest of the world accounts for 1.3 million copies for the PS3 and Xbox 360
game consoles. Add to that sales of the Prepare To Die Edition for the PC, which totaled 137,000 units in Japan and another 555,000 around the world, and you come up with the 2.36 million figure.
What's impressive about this is that the game is still selling well. Barely over a year ago, Dark Souls had notched 1.19 million in sales, or less than half of the total today. When that figure was revealed in March, 2012, Namco Bandai credited Dark Souls with helping the company post its best fiscal year since 2008.
There's more to come. No doubt Dark Souls will continue to sell more copies, but there's also a sequel in the works. No release date has yet been announced, though From Software did say Dark Souls II will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.