Today Capcom announced that Dragon’s Dogma has shipped more than one million units globally. The game has been particularly successful in Japan where it has sold over 500 000 copies and where it set a record for best opening week for a new IP released during the past decade.
Capcom hinted that it intends to build on the Dragon’s Dogma franchise with a follow-up game, while also continuing to introduce new IPs. Here’s an extract from the company’s press release which drives these points home:
“‘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’. To further increase the value of brands used for its content, Capcom will continue to utilize a variety of initiatives that include the continuous distribution of downloadable content.
“Capcom plans to add more titles to the lineups of its core game franchises while introducing original titles as well. By focusing on these measures to enlarge the lineup of content under development, Capcom aims to maximize earnings.”
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Source: Capcom Press Release