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Dragon's Dogma ships one million copies

It appears that Dragon's Dogma, Capcom's latest new IP, is faring pretty well at retail. Though many considered the title a bit of a risk (being a new IP from a company reknowned for pumping out sequels and HD Remixes,) but it's a risk that appears to have paid off for Capcom, as they announced today that one million copies of Dragon's Dogma have shipped.

"This game was developed with the goal of creating another pillar of earnings for Capcom alongside Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara," said Capcom. "To further increase the value of brands used for its content, Capcom will continue to utilize a variety of initiatives that include the continuous distribution of downloadable content."

While one million units is a big number, it's far from an unqualified success. Especially for a large scale RPG. However, it's not a terrible starting point for a new series. 

That quote from Capcom may indicate a small amount of trepidation on their end. They're not trumpeting Dragon's Dogma as the big new series in gaming, as many gaming companies do when they sense they have a hit on their hands. It seems more like Capcom is still testing the waters with further DLC plans before committing to a full sequel.

We rather enjoyed Dragon's Dogma, even if it had more than a few quirks (which are offset by just as many fun, original ideas) so we're hoping Capcom gives the greenlight to a sequel. 

Dragon's Dogma launched in North America on May 24 on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. 

6 comments

  • Evanesco - June 25, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    Just to be clear, the only aspect of the game that's original is the fact that it's the only one to do what it did with any semblance of coherence in it's genre. None of it's individual ideas are original. Regardless, the game deserves to be funded and developed for the future as a high profile franchise because it was very close to being amazing. Some of it just wasn't executed well.
  • ezra2680 - June 25, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure it is only out on Xbox and PS3, otherwise I am very disappointed in my self for not seeing the PC version when I bought this game.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 25, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    I did not like this game. The fast travel system was not conventional to the point where you would say, " F it, i'll walk".
  • jmcgrotty - June 26, 2012 12:55 a.m.

    The title of this is wrong. It should read "Resident Evil 6 Demo ships one million copies."
  • Clovin64 - June 26, 2012 2:09 a.m.

    I really hope we see another Dragons Dogma game. Its one of my favourite games of the year so far, and I personally enjoyed it more then Mass Effect 3. Just sort out some of the more glaring flaws because this franchise has real potential.
  • inkyspot - June 26, 2012 3:19 a.m.

    Almost %100 agreed with you there, until the better than Mass Effect part. The game has issue, like that fast travel... so horrible, and a few others, but it's one of of my my more favorite games this year. Glad to see it did well.

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