Posted By James C. about 11 months ago
It looks like there may be a franchise in store for Capcom’s newest Action RPG Dragon’s Dogma as the worldwide shipments of the game released a month ago have passed the 1 million mark, not to say that there have been 1 million units actually sold, but bought by retailers. While still an impressive landmark for a new intellectual property reached in a little over a month since launch, Capcom has also gone on record to state that the game’s first week had set a new record for sales volume of a new brand in the last decade.
While that is also an interesting statistic, it also shows at how badly some other Capcom new IP’s titles fared in their first week (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, Asura’s Wrath and Dead Rising to name a few). Capcom has also vaguely stated that the success of Dragon’s Dogma has warranted the development to turn the new IP into a full blown Capcom Franchise, but as to how they will spin sequels, prequels, DLC, spinoffs or otherwise is still not yet known.