Here''s something we didn''t expect to write about: According to the NationalPD Group, Elden Ring is the United States'' finest selling video game of the past 12 months, beating out a Call of Duty franchise that dominates the calendar year after year. It''s important to remember that Elden Ring was first launched on February 25.
In a Twitter thread on Friday morning, Mat Piscatella, the senior analyst for the video games market, revealed the numbers, which included several other indicators.
Bandai Namco Entertainment, the publisher of Elden Rings, claimed that the game had sold 13.4 million units worldwide, adding another 1.4 million copies to the 12 million it boasted by the mid-March. Elden Ring is expected to develop in March, thanks to the collaboration of director Hidetaka Miyazaki (the director of the Souls games, as well as Bloodborneand Sekiro), and George R.R. Martin, the author of the HBO Game of Thrones series.
Although Call of Duty: Vanguard was the most popular video game in 2021 (after launching November 5), Activision''s most recent quarterly earnings report accused the shooters of lack of commercial success in part, owing to our own execution. While, the games World War II setting did not resonate with some members of our community, but provided little innovation in the premium game.
The franchise will likely recover this November as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a reboot sequel to 2019''s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which Activision has claimed to be the most successful Call of Duty title to date. The series should also get a shot in the arm with a free-to-play sequel to Call of Duty: Warzone, which is also expected to debut in late 2022.