Dark Souls released in Japan last week, and was met with a very warm welcome, boasting high sales of 279,567 copies in its first week.

 

That number is already high by itself, but Japanese sales tracker, Media-Create, report that the game sold through 90.09% of all copies shipped to Japanese stores. As a result, availability was scarce at numerous stores.

 

Unlike Demon’s Souls, which was published by Sony in Japan, Dark Souls was self-published by From Software. Namco Bandai will publish the game on October 4th in the U.S. and October 7th in Europe.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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