Elden Ring moves 279,000 physical copies in Japan via PS4 and PS5 in its first week

From Software‘s Elden Ring got off to a great start in Japan, shifting 279,000 boxed copies in Japan across PlayStation consoles in its first week alone. This also secured first and second place in the weekly Famitsu sales chart.

The fantasy RPG sold 188,490 copies on PS4 and 90,017 on PS5, making it the best-selling PS5 game to date. Before that, Resident Evil Village had that crown for Japan with 74,000 copies sold.

While this is impressive enough on its own, it’s worth remembering that Japan has been dominated by Nintendo Switch games lately, so it’s quite an achievement.

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Elden Ring released last Friday for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, and you can read our full review here.

George RR Martin, who collaborated on the game with Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, expressed his joy at the way the game has been rated so far.

[Source – Reddit]