Dark Souls With Artorias DLC Sells Through 75% Of Shipment In Japan

By Ishaan . November 4, 2012 . 3:00pm

Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition was released in Japan last week and sold 67,002 copies. Considering that this was effectively a simple budget re-release of the game with the Artorias DLC included, 67k is a pretty decent sales figure, and a testament to how popular From Software’s new series is.


Sales tracker, Media Create, say that Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition sold through 74.44% of its shipment in its first week.


The original release of Dark Souls, which happened about a year ago in September 2011, sold 279,567 copies at launch with a 90.09% sell-through. By the end of 2011, that release went on to sell 353,549 copies.

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  • Elvick

    I hope SCEA kicks themselves for not publishing Demon’s Souls here. Sony can be short sighted with it’s choices sometimes.

    Anyhoo, glad to see From Software do well. Not a fan of Souls games myself, just not my thing, but they’re well made games.

    • Everytime someone brings up From or Demon’s Souls to Yoshida or other high profile people they always comment that they do regret it.

      • Elvick

        Thanks for the info. 

  • TheDarkEmpress

    I’m seriously hoping this is a reminder to From that people want more Souls content, whether it be DLC or new games…..I seriously hope they beat this horse until it’s dead and then continue to beat the corpse. I’ve all but lost my gaming flame, it seems that Souls games are the only things that get me going anymore…so many game releases today are just far too casual for my taste…I grew up with challenging games and wish for it to stay that way.

    In short I think From seriously needs to stop working on Armored Core since the series is just a complete disaster and focus more attention on the Souls titles.

    • sandra10

      There’s not much to worry about; they’ve been beating the horse for generations with King’s Field and, to a lesser extent, Shadow Tower. But I could use another line of dark fantasy RPGs from them, preferably a successor to Shadow Tower.

    • Exkaiser

      I haven’t played it myself, but I’ve heard good things about AC5. Even with 4 and fA being the messes they were, I wouldn’t call the series a “complete disaster.” Maybe if the inevitable 5 sequel turns out to be dreck it’ll be time to close up shop.

      • AC5 is only if you want to play online, the SP campaign is god awful is absolutely not worth more than 5$. 

        Personally I kinda like AC4, super fast mech was always how I played the game.

    •  From Software just needs to make next Armored Core a good one because this series is one of the best Mecha simulation game that gaming world have seen.

      I don’t know about AC 4 & 5 since i don’t have PS3 but i really enjoy AC3 series especially Silent Line and Last Raven which i finished them on my PSP.

      • TaihoT3

         We still need Metal Wolf Chaos… Don’t forget about that!

  • Syltique

    Good, I hope the series keeps increasing in popularity without sacrificing what people love about it.

    Now they just need to start working on a new Tenchu …

  • $24431191

    I just finished wrapping up the DLC and it was definitely worth the money. I really hope From Software decides to do another “Souls” game or at least more DLC.

  • .

    As much as I love Dark Souls, I’ve breezed through the DLC at lvl 40ish. I’m ready for more…bring on Demon’s Souls 2! (or maybe an updated Otogi with some souls mechanics).

  • Great Hit

    Being a 360 player of Dark Souls, I want more souls. I guess it’s because I didn’t get demon, but something tells me I will just keep wanting more. I miss games like this. 600+ hours and still kicking ass.

  • Chrystofax

    I haven’t bought that DLC yet, but I do both they bring out more Souls related games or something like that

  • A.c. Nail

    I’m so pissed about how they did the DLC. I finished the game right before they announced it, so I basically would have to play a majority of the game again to play the DLC. From Software just lost themselves a sale.

    Seriously, why couldn’t the expansion be a portal at the first bonfire?

    It took me 50+ hours before I got to the Duke’s Archives my first playthrough. Now on a new game+ enemies are harder and it’s going to be more difficult to play with others online.

    I can’t stress how pissed I am.

  • miyamoto

    PS3 FTW!

  • elppakcuf

    after Demon’s and Dark for ps3 i got it for PC, got the DLC for ps3 and think of getting the artorias edition, which makes me own the game+dlc bundle three times, and i can’t get enough, i want moar.. MOAR!

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