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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Shatters Expectations with 2.5 Million Copies Sold in Record Time

Key Points:

  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide in its first two weeks since launch on March 22.
  • This sales figure is double what the original Dragon’s Dogma sold in its first month back in 2012.
  • The Dragon’s Dogma franchise has now surpassed 10 million total copies sold, with the first game accounting for around 7.5 million.
  • The strong sales are likely due to positive word-of-mouth and over a decade of anticipation for the sequel.

Capcom’s long-awaited Dragon’s Dogma 2 has made an impressive start, with the action RPG sequel already outpacing the sales performance of its predecessor within just the first two weeks of its release.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Doubles First Game’s Early Sales

Dragon's Dogma 2 - via CapcomUSA
Dragon’s Dogma 2 – via CapcomUSA

According to Capcom’s announcement on April 2, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has sold an impressive 2.5 million copies worldwide since its launch on March 22. In comparison, the original Dragon’s Dogma, released in 2012, took around a month to reach just one million copies sold.

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Franchise Surpasses 10 Million Sales

Dragon's Dogma 2 via Playstation
Dragon’s Dogma 2 via Playstation

With Dragon’s Dogma 2’s strong start, the franchise has now surpassed a total of 10 million copies sold. Capcom estimates that the first game accounts for around 7.5 million of those sales, including the Dark Arisen expanded edition and various ports released between 2013 and 2019.

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Positive Word-of-Mouth and Anticipation

Dragon's Dogma 2 via Playstation
Dragon’s Dogma 2 via Playstation

According to gaming publications like Kotaku, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has received positive reviews and word-of-mouth praise from players. This, combined with over a decade of anticipation for the sequel to the cult classic original, has likely contributed to the game’s strong sales performance out of the gate.

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Microtransaction Controversy

Dragon's Dogma 2 - Main Trailer via Playstation
Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Main Trailer via Playstation

However, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has not been without controversy. The inclusion of microtransactions that allow players to purchase in-game resources with real money has drawn criticism from some fans. Capcom has stated that it will continue to work on patches to improve the game on an ongoing basis.

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