While the shipped number refers to units that have been sent to retail, Bandai Namco claimed last month that the game had sold 12 million units by March 14.
The From Software game, which was released in February to hugely favourable reviews, was a huge sales hit for Bandai Namco, comfortably outselling physically the previous biggest ‘Souls’ boxed launch, 2016’s Dark Souls 3, by 26% in the UK.
“It’s astonishing to see just how many people have been playing Elden Ring,” Miyazaki said at the time. “I’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire development team.
“Elden Ring is based on a mythological story written by George R. R. Martin. We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom when adventuring through its vast world, exploring its many secrets and facing up to its many threats. Thank you for your continued support.”
Bandai Namco president and CEO Yasuo Miyakawa added: “Much effort was placed into creating Elden Ring so that we could exceed the expectations of our fans worldwide.
“In like manner, we will continue our efforts in expanding the brand beyond the game itself, and into everyone’s daily life.”
And it’s Steam‘s sixth biggest game ever in terms of concurrent players, with a peak of over 950,000 – more than seven times that of Dark Souls III.