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(04-11-2013, 07:05 PM)
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http://www.gpara.com/article/cms_sho...35888&c_num=37

More than 2.36 million sales of the previous game! A new theme is "To the other side of death"

At the beginning of the conference, Mr. Eiichi Nakajima, executive director of From Software on stage. Been described worldwide sales of "DARK SOULS" previous work.

Version only PS3, "DARK SOULS" abroad in Japan 360 Xbox version and the PS3 version is to be released. Version 360 version PS3, Xbox, incorporating additional elements about "DARK SOULS with ARTORIAS OF THE ABYSS EDITION" In Japan, PC version and PS3 version, the PC version is abroad was released respectively. The total unit sales of all of these. It's this that has reached 2.36 million in 7000.

http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/7585695/

Sales of "DARK SOULS" is, (PS3) 375,000 books Japan and overseas (PS3, Xbox 360) this book is a total of 1,300,000 1,675,000. Subsequently, 137,000 books, foreign (360, PC PS3, Xbox) to sell a total of 692,000 of the 555,000 books, including the additional content "DARK SOULS with Artorias of the Abyss edition" is (PS3, PC) 2,367,000 Accumulated Japan it is that the book has sold.

And, in addition to the PC platform and support the anxious PS3, launched 360 Xbox version was released in Japan (360 Xbox version of the previous game is not yet released in Japan).

cpp_is_king
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(04-11-2013, 07:06 PM)
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Really round number, you'd think it would be something like 2,367,642 or something.
Karsticles
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(04-11-2013, 07:06 PM)
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What's with the word "book" in that second quote? A term I don't know?

Good news, regardless.
Takuya
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(04-11-2013, 07:07 PM)
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I guess they really want that extra 500 sales. :p
Einbroch
(04-11-2013, 07:07 PM)
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What a flop. Not even 3.5 million.
skynidas
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(04-11-2013, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karsticles

What's with the word "book" in that second quote? A term I don't know?

Good news, regardless.

It must be an error on the translation or something, I'm sure is meant to say "copies"
idlewild_
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(04-11-2013, 07:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Karsticles

What's with the word "book" in that second quote? A term I don't know?

Good news, regardless.

In japanese when you count things you have 'counters' associated with them which denotes what type of object you are counting. In this case, the counter is also the symbol for book. Basically just a translation 'error'.
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angular graphics
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(04-11-2013, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karsticles

What's with the word "book" in that second quote? A term I don't know?

Good news, regardless.

It's google-translated. Just an error.
mr2xxx
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(04-11-2013, 07:08 PM)
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Did it sell 925K on 360 and only 375k on PS3 or am I reading it wrong?
Jawmuncher
(04-11-2013, 07:08 PM)
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Niche no more when you have 2million+ sales.
I love it.
Takuya
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(04-11-2013, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by mr2xxx

Did it sell 925K on 360 and only 375k on PS3 or am I reading it wrong?

Reading it terribly wrong.

First row is Japan.
Empty
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(04-11-2013, 07:09 PM)
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that way more than i expected, i mean i knew it was something of a breakout hit but not a multi-million seller. genuinely heartwarming to see how it took off.
Vamphuntr
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Originally Posted by mr2xxx

Did it sell 925K on 360 and only 375k on PS3 or am I reading it wrong?

You are reading wrong. First line is for Japan only.

EDIT : beaten
Gravelord_Nito
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(04-11-2013, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Einbroch

What a flop. Not even 3.5 million.

Its definitely a flop for Square Enix.
Tagg9
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(04-11-2013, 07:09 PM)
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I assumed it needed 5 million sales to turn a profit?
cpp_is_king
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Isn't this more copies than Dead Space 2 sold?
Dark Octave
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Only 2,367,000 copies?

Disappointing...

How close are they to breaking even?
Concept17
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Originally Posted by mr2xxx

Did it sell 925K on 360 and only 375k on PS3 or am I reading it wrong?

375K in Japan, which was only on PS3.

The rest was sales in other regions, total between all platforms (ps360)
Phoenician_Viking
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(04-11-2013, 07:10 PM)
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Congrats From Software!
Manmademan
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(04-11-2013, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tagg9

I assumed it needed 5 million sales to turn a profit?

where on earth did you get that idea? demons souls would have been profitable at 175000 us copies sold.

this game made a mint.
raven777
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(04-11-2013, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karsticles

What's with the word "book" in that second quote? A term I don't know?

Good news, regardless.

In japan they use the same term of counting with book and game disc.



anybody know how much Demon's Soul sell overall?
ChuckNyce
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(04-11-2013, 07:12 PM)
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Very awesome indeed, I still need to pick this up admittedly. I know it wasn't on as many platforms, but how well did Demon's Souls do?
Strife91
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(04-11-2013, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karsticles

What's with the word "book" in that second quote? A term I don't know?

Good news, regardless.

Translation mistake. While the character 本 does mean book it's also used as a counter for long cylindrical objects, films, video games and tv shows and more.
matmanx1
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(04-11-2013, 07:12 PM)
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That seems like a really good number for both From Software and Namco Bandai. There's a very good reason that we're seeing Dark Souls II sooner rather than later!
Zukuu
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(04-11-2013, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pupi18

Its definitely a flop for Square Enix.

I think CoD's sales figure would just "mildly please" Square Enix lol.

I'm one of the early Demon Soul's importer, and fell in love with it the moment I started playing it, so I'm very glad that the series seems to be successful, since I want more, so much more.
Kusagari
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(04-11-2013, 07:12 PM)
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I wish they did a breakdown of how the 360 version did compared to the ps3 in the west,
web01
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(04-11-2013, 07:12 PM)
A well deserved success, maybe there is hope for this industry yet.

Also would love to know how this affected demon souls sales since alot of people have been going back to play it.
famousmortimer
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(04-11-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Seeing all of this good news about Dark Souls all over the front page of GAF is pretty awesome. Hooray for FROM and hooray for people who enjoy their games. :)
Aphallatosis
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(04-11-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Good for From, and good on Namco for pulling this amazing series out of Sony's trashcan.
Clevinger
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(04-11-2013, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Einbroch

What a flop. Not even 3.5 million.

Square-Enix is disappointed
Kikujiro
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(04-11-2013, 07:15 PM)
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Amazing, I still remember when I watched a Demon's Souls stream on justin.tv for the first time when it was just released in Japan and everybody was like "holy shit where did this game come from, it looks awesome".
Perkel
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(04-11-2013, 07:16 PM)
Sony lost a fucking lot not publishing it. Dark Souls 2 will sell twice if not more of that.
The Dutch Slayer
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(04-11-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Prays the Sun !
Very well done DS and fromsoft very well done!

Hopefully DS2 will be even better with more sales.
Sorral
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(04-11-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Did they ever say how many Demon's Souls copies they sold? I know they along with Atlus were happy with the sales, but I don't remember hearing a number.

Great for them either way. I hope that they don't chase after the 5M+ sales market later.
Slavik81
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(04-11-2013, 07:18 PM)
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Any idea what the breakdown is between platforms?
lantus
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(04-11-2013, 07:18 PM)
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I bet Sony wishes they chose to make a demon's souls 2 now. :p
Takuya
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(04-11-2013, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perkel

Sony lost a fucking lot not publishing it. Dark Souls 2 will sell twice if not more of that.

It depends on when it launches to be honest, it may not even reach twice the sales.
mckmas8808
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(04-11-2013, 07:20 PM)
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I can't read that chart for anything. So confusing.
TUSR
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(04-11-2013, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by mckmas8808

I can't read that chart for anything. So confusing.

clear indication you do not know japanese
H_Prestige
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(04-11-2013, 07:20 PM)
Wow, I thought it only did just over a million worldwide.

Maybe there is hope for the industry yet.
jett
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(04-11-2013, 07:20 PM)
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Sony suiciding.
angular graphics
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(04-11-2013, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by mckmas8808

I can't read that chart for anything. So confusing.

First row is Japan numbers.
Second row is WW numbers.
Third row is total (Japan + WW).

Left column is DS.
Right column is DS:PTD Edition.
Eteric Rice
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(04-11-2013, 07:22 PM)
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Glad to see it. This title, more than many, deserves it.
spandexmonkey
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(04-11-2013, 07:22 PM)
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I would love to see a production cost comparison between Dark Souls and big western releases like Assassin's Creed or Tomb Raider.
Pinko Marx
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(04-11-2013, 07:23 PM)
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only 2.3 mil?
Pfft, failure of a game.
Recall
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(04-11-2013, 07:25 PM)
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Nothing in the millions is a failure.
AHA-Lambda
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(04-11-2013, 07:27 PM)
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Pfft, clearly not up to AAAA standards like Dead Space 3.
Haunted
(04-11-2013, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Recall

Nothing in the millions is a failure.

Depends on development and marketing budget, IP history and sales expectations.

But no, this one is definitely not a failure. Tremendous success for From Software.
H_Prestige
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(04-11-2013, 07:28 PM)

Originally Posted by spandexmonkey

I would love to see a production cost comparison between Dark Souls and big western releases like Assassin's Creed or Tomb Raider.

Probably a fraction of the cost.

That's what happens when you make games and not hollywood movies trying to pass off as games.
dallow_bg
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(04-11-2013, 07:29 PM)
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Good for From.

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