Dragon's Dogma goes down a storm in Japan
- Posted May 31st, 2012 at 05:40 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 4 Comments
Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom’s foray into the fantasy RPG realm, has debuted at no.1 on the Japanese software charts, becoming the fastest selling new IP of the current crop of consoles.
The PlayStation 3 release of the game sold just over 300k upon release, beating out 3DS heavyweight Mario Tennis Open and PSP outing Uta no Prince Sama Debut. The Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma notched up 29,024 units, debuting in fourth place.
Check out the full Top Ten below.
1 Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, PS3): 302,040 - NEW
2 Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 3DS): 101,645 - NEW
3 Uta no Prince Sama Debut (Broccoli, PSP): 61,376 - NEW
4 Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, Xbox 360): 29,024 - NEW
5 Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, Wii): 20,820 (Life to date: 380,763)
6 The Idolm@ster: Gravure For You! Vol. 8 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 16,670 - NEW
7 Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, 3DS): 14,642 (391,345)
8 Jyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden (Idea Factory, PSP): 11,627 - NEW
9 Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward .4 Premium Package (Capcom, Xbox 360): 9893 - NEW
10 Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 9858 (1,595,096)
Elsewhere, it was business as usual on the hardware front, with 3DS leading the pack, followed by PS3, PSP and PS Vita. See the full numbers below.
1 3DS: 55,212 (Last week: 45,752)
2 PlayStation 3: 14,771 (12,026)
3 PSP: 10,617 (10,652)
4 Vita: 6675 (6347)
5 Wii: 6149 (5956)
6 Xbox 360: 3069 (825)
7 PlayStation 2: 1027 (1166)
8 DSi XL: 628 (683)
9 DSi: 431 (425)
- 6:11am EDT - May 31st, 2012
I don't see why I'd buy this game. Generic and ugly character customisation, generic and stupid beginning of story. Average production and combat.
And yet it sold already way better than Kingdoms of Amalur which is an excellent game. Sad.
- 6:33am EDT - May 31st, 2012
If you dont "see why" then why post? The game is awesome, pure and simple. Can't wait till the eventual Dragon's Dogma 2.
Scarl | Scarl
- 8:28am EDT - May 31st, 2012
I am happy to see Dragon's Dogma do well in Japan, as it really is a great game with some pretty epic feeling fights.
- 4:34pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
It interested me at first, but overall I found it a letdown. The bosses weren't as compelling as I'd hoped, and it comes across as being quite dull and boring. It's a shame, because this had potential. I agree with #1, although I didn't find the concept of Kingdoms of Amalur to be as good as I'd expected either. The concept of Dragon's Dogma combined with the execution of Kingdoms of Amalur would make for a great game.
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