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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Is Quickly Outpacing The Unique’s Gross sales


Shep casts a fire spell.

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It sounds just like the 12-year wait between Dragon’s Dogma and its sequel has labored out in Capcom’s favor. In its first two weeks, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has already bought twice as many copies as the primary sport did in a month.

On April 2, Capcom announced that Dragon’s Dogma 2 has bought 2.5 million copies worldwide since its March 22 launch. This brings the Dragon’s Dogma franchise’s gross sales to 10 million, which means the primary sport has bought round 7.5 million copies since its launch in 2012. This additionally consists of the Darkish Arisen expanded version that launched in 2013 and the ports for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Swap that rolled out between 2016 and 2019.

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For some context, the unique Dragon’s Dogma took about a month to succeed in only one million copies. By all accounts, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is already handily lapping its predecessor in gross sales. A part of that is doubtless due to the sport’s constructive phrase of mouth (we had a fairly glowing assessment of it right here at Kotaku, and a number of other of us on employees are having fun with the sport fairly a bit), however there’s additionally one thing to be mentioned for what over a decade of anticipation and constructive groundswell can do for a franchise. Dragon’s Dogma was largely thought-about a cult traditional when it launched in 2012, then steadily went on to promote 7.5 million copies throughout the Darkish Arisen expanded version and its varied ports. So it looks like followers have been hungry for extra by the point Capcom lastly launched the sequel.

That mentioned, Dragon’s Dogma 2 hasn’t been with out controversy. A few of the greatest hoopla surrounding the sport has been as a result of Capcom included microtransactions that allow you to purchase in-game assets with actual cash. Within the meantime, Capcom says will probably be engaged on patches to enhance the sport on an “ongoing foundation.”