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Elden Ring has now sold an astonishing 20m copies

It's a kind of Margit.

Elden Ring has now shot past the 20m sales mark.

The astonishing sales success comes a year after the game's explosive February 2022 launch.

FromSoftware's Elden Ring was an immediate smash hit, shifting 12m copies in just over two weeks. By the end of March, sales had hit 13.4m. It was 16.6m by August.

To put Elden Ring's success into context, as of 2020, the entire Dark Souls series had sold 27m.

Here's Aoife's spoiler-free Elden Ring review.Watch on YouTube

Elden Ring won the coveted Game of the Year award at last year's The Game Awards, which boosted sales even further.

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, it's well worth reading Eurogamer's Elden Ring review, which awarded the game an Essential badge.

Elden Ring also nabbed Eurogamer's 2022 Game of the Year award.

What's next for Elden Ring? In his acceptance speech at The Game Awards, director Hidetaka Miyazaki said there are "several more things" on the way. Surely significant DLC is in the works.