Bandai Namco revealed today that its hardcore action RPG sequel Dark Souls 2 has shipped 1.2 million copies to North America and Europe in its three weeks at retail. Developed by From Software, Dark Souls 2 launched in early March. The shipping numbers revealed today are as of March 31, 2014 and do not include the PC release, which launched last month, nor do they include sales in Japan because From Software self-published the game there.
Dark Souls took a month to ship 1.5 million units worldwide and at around this time last year From Software revealed total Dark Souls sales had risen to just under 2.4 million. According to details in Bandai Namco's end-year report, Dark Souls 2 was the company's strongest software title across the 12 months, with Vita and PSP game God Eater 2 making a strong showing in Japan with 700,000 units shipped. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z moved 620,000 units worldwide, while JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle hit 500,000 units ahead of its Western release last month.
Bandai Namco's retail and arcade games contributed $1.5 billion in sales. Overall Bandai Namco posted a net profit of $246 million, down 22.6 percent year-on-year. In the fiscal year the company predicts an 11.8 percent increase in net profits.