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 (opens in new tab). "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 (opens in new tab) 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.