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It is less than two weeks since the release of Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Capcom has announced that the latest installment has now sold over 2.5 million units worldwide. The publisher also revealed that the entire series has sold over 10 million units, meaning the first installment sold 7.5 million units.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Has Sold Over 2.5 Million Units

“Since the release of the first game in 2012, the series garnered praise worldwide for gameplay features such as its “pawn” adventure companions who can carry out actions on their own, leading the series to exceed 10 million units sold cumulatively,” wrote the publisher in the official announcement.

The Dragon’s Dogma is an action game set in a fantasy world where players embark on an adventure across an expansive open world crawling with swords and magic. The sequel is coming 12 years after the first game.

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“The game allows players to enjoy an intricately crafted, all-too-real fantasy setting while providing a taste of adventuring in a group of up to four people all while playing solo thanks to AI-controlled pawn characters that act as traveling companions,” explained the publisher.

Capcom suggested the number of copies sold so far may be linked to “various global-facing promotional activities” it carried out to attract new players in addition to appealing to long-time fans of the series.

Some of the promotional activities include the “launch of a free application that lets users create their player avatars before the game’s release” and “in-game pawns made in collaboration with celebrities in various countries and Japanese national athletes”.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Has Sold Over 2.5 Million Units

“Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences,” the developer wrote.

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 was released on March 22, 2024, on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The developer said they “will continue to support the game in the future”. The managing partner and director of X is already asking for a performance mode on consoles.

First Dragon’s Dogma 2 updates ship across consoles and PC

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Has Sold Over 2.5 Million Units

Capcom has released the first batch of updates for Dragon’s Dogma 2 across consoles and PC via Steam. The PS5 and Steam updates were released on March 29 while the update for Xbox Series X|S came on April 1, 2024.

One of the biggest features that Capcom had earlier teased has now been added to the game which is the ability to start a new game when saved data already exists. The developer has also increased the number of Art of Metamorphosis (an ability that allows players to customize their characters) in the Pawn Guilds shop to 99.

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Steam players criticized the game when it launched and bombarded it with negative reviews after they discovered 21 purchasable day-one DLC content—of which Art of Metamorphosis was one. Players said that Capcom promoted a pay-to-win mechanism by locking almost every collectible in the game behind a paywall and making them harder to obtain in-game. Other platform-specific updates that were released include:

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Has Sold Over 2.5 Million Units

Xbox Series X

  • Adding the option* to switch Ray Tracing on/off in Options

PlayStation 5

  • Adding the option* to switch Motion Blur on/off in Options
  • Adding the option* to switch Ray Tracing on/off in Options
  • Adding the option to set Frame Rate at Max 30fps in Options

Steam

  • Improving quality when DLSS SUPER RESOLUTION is enabled
  • Fixing an issue related to the display of models under some specific settings

Capcom explained that turning on Ray Tracing or Motion Blur will not significantly improve frame rates at this time. However, they are working on frame rate improvements which will be released in future updates.


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