Dark Souls ships 1.5 million worldwide

Shipment numbers for From Software's latest brutal role-playing game builds upon the unexpected success of Demon's Souls.

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Dark Souls is lighting up retailers. From Software and Namco Bandai today announced that the spiritual successor to 2009's Demon's Souls has shipped 1.5 million units worldwide after launching about a month ago, reports Andriasang.

Dark Souls is swinging for the fences.
Dark Souls is swinging for the fences.

North America led shipment numbers at 620,000 units, with Europe and Japan accounting for 470,000 and 370,000 units, respectively. These numbers represent total shipments across the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Set in a dark fantasy world complete with dungeons, Dark Souls features a variety of outdoor areas that are seamlessly connected to one another. The game also features an iteration on Demon's Souls distinctive approach to multiplayer, with various new tweaks allowing players to help or hinder each other's progression.

For more on From Software's latest, check out GameSpot's review of Dark Souls.

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