Dark Souls 3 sales push Bandai Namco forecast upwards

It sounds as if Dark Souls 3 has done the business for Bandai Namco.

The company has in its most recent financial report said that sales of From Software’s action RPG were favourable” and have contributed to its raising of forecasts for the company’s second quarter.

It has previously predicted net sales of 275bn and operating income of 23.5bn. This has now been upped to 290bn and 32bn respectively.

The company announced in May that it had shipped 3m copies of Dark Souls 3 worldwide, pushing overall sales of the series to 13m. As recently as June 2015 that figure stood at just 8m.

Dark Souls 3 debuted at No.1 in the UK in April, bettering week one sales of its predecessor Dark Souls 2, which didn’t debut in No.1, by 61 per cent. It was also the UK’s best selling game for the month of April. It also topped the April YouTube charts.

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