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Bloodborne sales top 1 million

From Software's PS4-exclusive passes milestone three weeks after launch

Bloodborne has sold through more than one million copies, according to producer Masaaki Yamagiwa. The developer tweeted out the news, along with "sincerest thanks" to the player base for helping make it happen.

The From Software-developed game launched three weeks ago today to a glowing critical reception. However, its commercial fate was not quite so rapturous. It topped the Japanese sales charts at launch, but failed to secure the top spot on the UK sales chart upon its debut, falling second behind the previous week's big debut, Battlefield Hardline. It has shown some staying power, as Bloodborne currently sits fifth on the Japanese charts and sixth in the UK.

Although it's a new intellectual property, Bloodborne is often described as a spiritual successor to From Software's multiplatform Dark Souls titles, and it may be selling in line with those predecessors. In 2011, Dark Souls shipped 1.5 million copies worldwide about nine weeks after launch. Last year, Namco Bandai reported shipping 1.2 million copies of Dark Souls 2 to US and Europe within roughly three weeks of its launch.

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