More Dragons, more Dogma?
After the successful launch of Dragon’s Dogma, what some thought would be a standalone IP, Capcom is now looking to turn their open-world RPG into a series.
“‘Dragon’s Dogma’ set a new record in Japan for sales volume of an entirely new brand in its first week for releases during the past decade. Worldwide shipments have surpassed one million. As a result, ‘Dragon’s Dogma’ has become Capcom’s 55th title to top the one million level, demonstrating once again that Capcom ranks among the world’s leading game producers in terms of technical and development skills.” Stated Capcom in a recent press release.
Those are convincing sales numbers for a new IP, in its first month, and have led Capcom to also say that “‘Dragon’s Dogma’ is part of Capcom’s basic strategy of establishing game franchises through the creation of new brands. This game was developed with the goal of creating another pillar of earnings for Capcom alongside ‘Monster Hunter’ and ‘Sengoku BASARA’”.
This is good news, if you ask me, as I thoroughly enjoyed Dragon’s Dogma despite some of the issues I had with it. If you’d like to know more, you can check out our Dragon’s Dogma Review.