Dark Souls 3 Breaks Sales Records

From Software's RPG is now Bandai Namco's fastest-selling game ever.

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Dark Souls III enjoyed a record-breaking debut, Bandai Namco has announced. The From Software-developed RPG had the most successful launch day in the publisher's history, while it's also become the fastest-selling game ever for the company. Overall, Dark Souls III saw "incredibly strong" first-week sales.

However, no specific sales numbers for Dark Souls III were divulged in Bandai Namco's news release today. A new trailer for Dark Souls III has also been released. Check it out above.

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Dark Souls III launched in Japan on March 24, before coming to the west on April 12. It was a chart-topper in the United Kingdom for its launch week, though we may not know how well it did in the United States specifically until the NPD Group releases its April report in May.

It hasn't been totally smooth sailing for Dark Souls III, however, as a PC issue is causing the game to crash for some players. A patch for the game is being released today, but it doesn't address that problem.

In other news, the game's first expansion will come out this fall. Its exact contents have not been announced, but a previous leak suggested things like new maps, bosses, enemies, and additional weapon and armor sets would be added to the game through DLC.

GameSpot's Dark Souls III review awarded the sequel 8/10.

"There are several possible endings to Dark Souls III, and although most are anticlimactic, they drive home the loneliness of the paths we took," reviewer Mike Mahardy said.

"The old lords have abandoned their posts, and in the hunt to usurp them, we descend into those dark valleys, and climb those imposing peaks. This is the essence of Dark Souls III: periods of doubt, followed by great reward. The journey may be rocky, but there's a throne waiting at the end."

For more on Dark Souls III, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage of the game.

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