Dark Souls is a game that I’ve been meaning to play for what feels like forever, but have been putting off thanks to that little something called “MMO Addiction”. With a recent report that the game has reached a staggering 2.3 million copies sold, I’m really beginning to wonder what I’ve been missing.
The numbers were revealed during a recent event held in Japan, where a little bit of a breakdown took place. The game in its original iteration, sold a combined total of 1,675,000 units. The Prepare to Die version which came later (and subsequently marked the PC version’s release) sold a further 692,000 units. We might not be seeing $1 billion sales figures here as is typically enjoyed by a Call of Duty, but for an RPG from a little-known developer (on these shores), these figures are very impressive. You might know From Software also as the developers of the popular Armored Core series, which unfortunately has not seen the release of a game on the PC yet.
As a complete noob to the game, the thing that stands out most about it is its difficulty-level – and that’s just based on what I’ve heard about it. A friend of mine specifically purchased the game for the PC last fall because he heard about its incredible difficulty level, and he sure wasn’t left disappointed. Is it any wonder that the game’s official website is called PrepareToDie.com?
If you’ve played the game, what is it you like most about it? Are there any other RPGs you’d say it compares to? One thing’s for sure, I welcome RPGs like this to the PC with open arms.