During one of the latest meetings with investors, Bandai Namco revealed that it expects a surge in earnings during the last quarter of fiscal 2021, mainly thanks to the sales of Elden Ring. According to reports from Wccftech, which translated Bandai’s Q&A into Japanese, the publisher expects to sell at least 4 million copies by the end of the current fiscal year, from February 25 to April 1, 2022.
Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated video games of 2022. However, it will still have to contend with competition from Dying Light 2: Stay Human out on February 4, Horizon: Forbidden West out on 18, and Gran Turismo 7 out on March 4. In addition, other very promising video games will be released in the same period, such as King of Fighters XV (February 17), Sifu (February 8), and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (March 18).
According to sales reports from Bandai and FromSoftware, Dark Souls III placed three million copies in the first two months of launch, while Miyazaki’s latest work, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, placed just under four million copies during the first three months. Elden Ring has high expectations to meet, but given the strong interest in the game, 4 million units to be shipped in just under a month and a half are far from impossible.