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Elden Ring Passes 25 Million Players Ahead Of Shadow Of The Erdtree Expansion Launch

From Software's RPG continues to soar.


Ahead of the greatly anticipated release of its first expansion, Bandai Namco has announced that Elden Ring has passed 25 million players. "We have come a long way together," the game's social media account wrote to celebrate the milestone. "We are ever thankful for your passion and support."

Elden Ring released in February 2022 and was a quick success, selling more than 12 million units in its first month. It finished 2022 as the No. 2 best-selling game in the US, trailing only Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. The game was the No. 18 best-selling game in the US in 2023. So far in 2024, it is the No. 19 best-selling game in the US.

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Now Playing: Quickest Ways to Get Ready For Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

Elden Ring's first expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, releases on June 21 for $40. It is a meaty expansion, taking players to the Land of Shadow and introducing 10 new bosses to defeat. Players must reach a certain part of the game to access the DLC, and a good percentage of PC users have not done this yet.

Elden Ring's overall sales numbers are expected to grow with the expansion's launch, as Bandai Namco is also releasing a bundle that includes the base game and the expansion for $80. There is also a deluxe edition of the bundle with other extras for $100.

Developed by From Software, Elden Ring may become more than a game and jump into other areas in the future. Many are wondering if From Software might release a sequel, and that remains to be seen.

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