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Dragon Ball FighterZ surpasses 2.5 million copies sold while Tekken 7 hits 2.8 million

Digital sales also seem to be on the rise

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 10, 2018 at 1:14 p.m. PDT • Comments: 99

It's that time of year again where companies are releasing their financial reports of the past fiscal year, and while we already took a look at Capcom's numbers, it's time to see how Bandai Namco's fighters are doing.

Dragon Ball FighterZ has reached the impressive milestone of selling 2.5 million copies in reported sales plus digital as of March 31, 2018 after releasing only a few months prior at the tail end of January.

Tekken 7 is also sitting pretty with 2.8 million units in reported sales after less than a year on the market since the title released to consoles and PC in June 2017.

It's interesting to note that 37 percent of Dragon Ball FighterZ's sales outside of Japan were purchased digitally meaning that around a third of the total player base does not own a disc for the game. That might not sound like much, but it points to significant growth in digital distribution during this gaming generation.

FighterZ was the fastest selling Dragon Ball game when it launched selling 2 million copies only one week after its initial release and before it had even launched in Asia.

Tekken 7 still sits a good distance behind its predecessor, Tekken 6, which reportedly sold over 3.5 million copies as of 2011.

Support for Dragon Ball FighterZ is still going strong both from the developers and the FGC in general. We know that Vegito and Fused Zamasu will be the next DLC characters coming to the game, and DBFZ currently has a large lead in the amount of players that are registered to compete in the game at EVO 2018 over the other games on the mainstage likely due to its ability to draw players in from all corners of the FGC.

Tekken 7 also has strong EVO numbers this year as it sits at number three behind Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition while the Tekken World Tour also continues this year.

Source: Bandai Namco.

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