Dragon Ball is one of the highest grossing media franchises of all time. With an estimated $24.3 billion in total revenue, the franchise has seen itself hold weight in many different mediums, from manga, to TV shows, to video games. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, the latest game in the franchise to be released, saw its launch being met with a positive reception, both critically and commercially. Releasing on the 17th of January, the game shot to first place in the UK boxed charts, after only a single day on the market.
According to the UKIE/GSD top ten charts Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot reached no.1 in the UK in terms of boxed sales. This is especially impressive as the weekly charts, which ended on the 18th of January, were published just one day after Kakarot’s release.
Even more impressive however is the fact that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s launch sales have exceeded 2018’s Dragon Ball Fighterz’s sales by 13%. Dragon Ball Fighterz later went on to sell over 4 million copies, becoming the second highest selling Dragon Ball game. The highest selling Dragon Ball title to date is 2016’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which sold over 5 million copies. If Kakarot’s trajectory continues, then it could become one of the franchise’s most successful games.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot released to generally favourable reviews from both critics and users. Developed by CyberConnect2, the game was seen as a departure from previous Dragon Ball titles. Unlike games such as Xenoverse and Fighterz, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an RPG which features an open world, and a greater emphasis on adapting the Dragon Ball Z story.
It’ll be interesting to see how long Kakarot can maintain its no.1 position, and in the long run, how its sales will compare to Fighterz and Xenoverse 2.
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