Elden Ring Marks Its Spot as a Top Game by Becoming the Best Seller in the United States

Published 05/14/2022, 5:51 PM EDT

The gaming industry sees many titles vying to take the throne of the best-selling games. Often, the big franchises hold this position and remain there undisputedly for quite some time. However, this one new title has performed beyond expectations and now sits at the top of the charts in the United States.

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FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is currently the best-selling game in the United States. Keep in mind that developers released the game this year on February 25. It had bet the likes of Vanguard from the Call of Duty franchise, which is known for dominating the game charts. Let’s find out more about this achievement by Elden Ring.

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Elden Ring outsells COD Vanguard to get to the top in the United States

As Mat Piscatella, the top analyst for NPD points out, Elden Ring is currently the best-selling video game in the United States for the past 12 months.

Elden Ring’s publisher, Bandai Namco Entertainment, announced on Tuesday that the game has sold 13.4 million copies globally, up from the previous estimate of 12 million in mid-March.

Moreover, the game’s rapid success prompted FromSoftware to declare it the start of a new franchise that will span several platforms in March. Hidetaka Miyazaki (director of the Souls games, as well as Bloodborne and Sekiro) and George R. R. Martin, creator of the Song of Ice and Fire epic novel, which was turned into HBO’s Game of Thrones series, collaborated on Elden Ring.

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Will Call of Duty get back to the top spot again?

Although Call of Duty: Vanguard was the best-selling video game in 2021 (after its November 5 release), Activision’s most recent quarterly financial report blamed the shooter’s lackluster commercial reaction for overall earnings that fell roughly $300 million short of expectations.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a reboot sequel in the series’ most popular sub-genre, was unveiled two weeks ago, and the franchise is expected to rebound in November.

Furthermore, it’s a follow-up to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which Activision claims was the most successful Call of Duty game ever. A successor to Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale game, is also anticipated to come in late 2022, giving the franchise a boost.

Do you think Elden Ring will maintain its spot at the top? Let us know in the comments.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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