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UK Demon's Souls virtually sold out

"Not 100,000s but we are pleased" - pub.

The Black Phantom Edition of terrific PS3 role-playing game Demon's Souls has - but for a few "dribs and drabs" - sold out in the UK, according to publisher Namco Bandai Partners.

"I can't give you a number, but what I mean by an 'amazing success' is that all the stock we built of the Black Phantom Edition has sold out (apart from dribs and drabs)," Lee Kirton, marketing and PR manager for Namco Bandai Partners UK, told Eurogamer.

"For a game that's been out a long time overseas we believe it to be a success. Reviews scores and coverage have been amazing.

"We haven't done hundreds of thousands of units," he added, "but we've been pleased."

Demon's Souls: Black Phantom Edition, released 25th June, spent just two weeks in the UK all-formats top 40 chart - entering in sixth and then falling to 20th a week later.

This Friday, Namco Bandai will release the standard edition of Demon's Souls at the much cheaper price of £34.99.

The Black Phantom Edition sells for £44.99 and contains an art book, soundtrack CD and strategy guide.

Developed by From Software, Demon's Souls was released in February 2009 in Japan and October 2009 in North America. It's a wonder there was any European demand left, given the region-free nature of PS3 games.

Eurogamer reviewed the Japanese release over a year ago and awarded the merciless RPG 9/10. To mark Demon's Souls European arrival, Eurogamer tracked down game director Hidetaka Miyazaki for a look back at one of the best games of this generation.

You'll die.

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