Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Hits 2.5 Million Sold

Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma 2 has sold 2.5 million copies since launching in March 2024. The news comes via a press release indicating the sequel has been received positively.

The original Dragon’s Dogma launched 12 years ago and has sold over 10 million units cumulatively, so the sequel selling well out of the gate is an excellent indicator that the series has some legs to stand on.

“Capcom carried out various global-facing promotional activities with the aim of attracting not only long-time fans of the series but newcomers as well, including the launch of a free application that let users create their player avatars prior to the game’s release, as well as in-game pawns made in collaboration with celebrities in various countries and Japanese national athletes,” Capcom reveals via a press release.

Despite some issues at launch with performance, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a blast. There were some grievances with microtransactions, too but they aren’t predatory or mandatory in any way and do not impede on progress.

In our review, I said, “Once you get over the initial hurdle and difficulty curve, Dragon’s Dogma 2 comes out swinging. It’s clear why the first entry was a cult hit. Over a decade later, though, with the technology finally capable of providing the horsepower to deliver Itsuno’s vision, stepping into the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 leaves a lasting impression far more positive than I expected. Some might not agree that the sequel does anything different, but the formula is there, and it works well. I have some issues with the AI and the Pawns, but more than anything, the framerate is the biggest offence as it struggles to be consistent. The gameplay is a ton of fun, though, and it is satisfying to deliver blow after blow to an assortment of challenging enemies.”