In just three weeks since release, Elden Ring has sold over 12 million copies. In addition, the game is also popular on streaming platforms – it became known that in one month viewers devoted 215 million hours to the project’s broadcasts.
The publication told about it wccftech, which received data and comments from the stream analytics platform, Stream Hatchet. By the looks of it, Elden Ring is a big hit on YouTube and Twitch. Total viewer time has already surpassed 215 million hours, which is far more than any other FromSoftware creation. In its first week, Elden Ring reached over a million concurrent viewers and was one of the top five games on Steam with 952,000 concurrent players.
In comparison, Dark Souls, which released 11 years ago — a few years before Twitch launched — has totaled 97 million hours of views across live streaming platforms, according to Stream Hatchet. And when Dark Souls Remastered was released in spring 2018, the game experienced a renaissance with more than 10 million viewer hours in just one month.
Bloodborne was less popular than Dark Souls on streaming platforms in 2015. Stream Hatchet has been tracking the game’s stats since May 2016 and has clocked 60 million hours since then.
Dark Souls III has seen 161 million hours in six years – in May 2016 it was almost 9 million hours. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was released three years ago and has been viewed for almost 30 million hours in the first two weeks since its debut. To date, that number exceeds 94 million hours.
Elden Ring was released on February 25th, 2022 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.