FromSoftware’s Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon has garnered widespread critical acclaim, but its sales figures have remained a well-guarded secret. However, a recent revelation by voice actor Ryo Shimokawa has shed some light on the game’s commercial success.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon made a strong debut, especially in its home country of Japan, where it topped the weekly sales charts with an impressive 163,000 units sold. This achievement marked the game’s position as the second-biggest launch in the entire Armored Core series. Yet, the total number of units sold worldwide remained a mystery – until now.
During a recent YouTube stream featuring voice actor Yasuyuki Kase, who portrayed Rusty (V.IV) in the game, Ryo Shimokawa, the voice behind Pater (V.VIII), made a surprising revelation. According to Shimokawa, the mech combat title has sold approximately 2.8 million copies worldwide. While this information has not been officially confirmed by FromSoftware or publisher Bandai Namco, it has certainly captured the attention of fans and industry observers alike.
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The game has been in development for an extended period, and the anticipation for a new installment in the beloved franchise has reached a fever pitch. For many fans, the game’s release was a momentous occasion, and the sales figures, if accurate, underscore the enduring popularity of the Armored Core series.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is available on various platforms, including Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC. Players and enthusiasts can now look back at the game’s journey from development to release. With the reported sales numbers, there’s no doubt that it has made a significant impact on the gaming community.