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Dragon’s Dogma 2 is already 30% of the way to beating original’s sales

Having soared past the 2.5 million sales mark, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has cemented itself as one of the year’s bestsellers on PS5 and Xbox.

Dragon's Dogma 2 sales 2.5 million: a serpent lady with snakes for hair next to a lion man

Dragon’s Dogma 2 sales are popping right now. Less than two weeks after the launch of Capcom’s hugely-anticipated RPG sequel, the publisher has announced that a whopping 2.5 million copies have been sold across platforms, including PS5 and Xbox. Though it’s still a fair way off the lofty heights achieved by its predecessor, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is already on track to match it.

Having only hit the shelves on Friday, March 22, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has already proven a hit with players. Across the pond in the UK it has cemented itself as the biggest launch of the year so far, outstripping another of 2024’s best RPG games in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. With that being said, we can imagine it’ll be a hot minute before it surpasses the 8.4 million copies that the original Dragon’s Dogma (plus Dark Arisen) sold as of December 31, 2023.

In an accompanying press release, Capcom muses on the marketing activations that helped whip up a whole ton of hype for the open-world game. These include “global-facing activities,” the early release of the game’s character creation tool – something Dune fans in particular had plenty of fun with – and the introduction of influencer-made pawns that can be used in-game. Through all of this, the publisher says it was aiming to attract “not only long-time fans of the series but newcomers as well.” Mission accomplished, clearly.

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Sporting a Metacritic score of 85, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is also one of the best games to grace consoles this year. Its launch wasn’t perfect, however, with major performance and microtransaction-based qualms marring the game’s initial reception.

However, since then Capcom has worked to address player pain points, with a recent patch improving performance on PS5. Even though we’re still pining for that elusive performance mode, the lack of one hasn’t stopped us from plunging hours of our time into its gorgeous world. Our very own Sam’s even become so attached to his pawns that he’s having a hard time dismissing them – such is the immersion we’ve been able to enjoy despite the performance foibles.

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