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Dragon Ball Z Kakarot sold over 1.5 million copies in opening week

Published: 16:26, 10 February 2020
Bandai Namco
Vegeta in his Warrior's Pride form, in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
I present this without comment... Oh who am I kidding. Vegeta is a giant ape!

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot sales flew through the roof in the opening week as a staggering 1.5 million units were sold. Still, it did not manage to break the record for DBZ games in recent history.

Bandai Namco provided their business numbers in a conference call recently, revealing some impressive stats . Dragon Ball Z Kakarot took the spotlight as the game soared above the competition with 1.5 million units sold worldwide - in the debut week alone.

While these numbers are impressive for pretty much any franchise, Kakarot did not manage to outsell the fighting game from 2018, Dragon Ball FighterZ. This game sold two million units in the opening week, which is a hefty lead over Kakarot, although the player numbers dwindled quickly with it being a fighting game and all.

The RPG approach to retelling Goku's adventures from the arrival of Saiyans to Majin Buu is still wildly successful, especially for a game that is out there to set roots in the RPG genre. It has received several updates since release and players still enjoy reliving the early days of Dragon Ball Z, when the power level of 9,000.01 was impressive.

Considering there is a whole lot of content that can be thrown into a Dragon Ball RPG, picking up immediately after the defeat of Kid Buu, Kakarot's success is certainly encouraging for Bandai Namco to provide more fun for the fans.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - Time machine Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - Time machine

While travelling around the Earth and briefly Namek, it would certainly be interesting to see how the developers would implement additional universes and the tournament formats where the greatest fighters clash.

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