"Elden Ring" has blown through a sales milestone and sold 17.5 million copies according to an investor report published by Bandai Namco.

Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad pointed out on Twitter that the title has, at this point, sold more copies than "Dark Souls III" and "Sekiro" combined. "Elden Ring" had sold 16.6 million copies by June 30 and Bandai Namco's report included sales through September. There had been just a little under a million more titles sold in just three months.

Ahmad noted that it was "impressive," especially if one considers the popularity of the previous titles. They've received critical acclaim in regard to their gameplay and setting, even comparing the styles of the games to one another. Albeit the titles share different publishers, they were all developed by the Japanese video game company FromSoftware.

"Dark Souls III" sold over 3 million copies within the first few months after its release and reached 10 million copies in sales four years later in 2020. "Sekiro" was released in 2019 and sold just over 5 million copies by 2020, 2 million of those copies sold just days after the title was released.

It's clear to see that "Elden Ring" is the best-selling game of 2022 in the U.S. and will most likely finish the year at the top.

"Elden Ring" has been nominated for seven awards for December's Game Awards. These include Game of the Year, Best Game Direction as well as Best Narrative.