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Dragon’s Dogma 2 beats Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to be the UK’s biggest game launch of the year so far

Dragon's Dogma 2
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It appears Capcom has got another hit on its hands, if Dragon’s Dogma 2 sales in the UK are anything to go by. Not that it’s any surprise, given the critical acclaim it’s received. With a Metascore of 87 on PS5, 89 on PC and 86 on Xbox Series X/S, we’re not the only ones who thought Dragon’s Dogma 2 was excellent.

Head of GamesIndustry.biz Chris Dring states that, according to data which includes digital sales, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the biggest game launch in the UK so far this year. That means, at launch at least, it’s beaten off the likes of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Helldivers 2 to the top spot. Capcom has got to be happy with that, especially given the furore over the game’s microtransactions.

It should be noted, however, that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is only available on PS5, whereas Dragon’s Dogma 2 is also available on Xbox Series X/S and PC. And Helldivers 2, available on PS5 and PC, has experienced strong sales which have actually increased since launch. So, while Dragon’s Dogma 2 might have had the biggest game launch in the UK so far, it might not be the highest selling game so far.

In any case, in the wake of Elden Ring, it appears that challenging fantasy action-RPGs very much have an audience. And Dragon’s Dogma 2 has very much courted that audience, capturing the attention of those that like a sense of adventure even if comes at the cost of quality of life features such as fast travel. But where else can you grab a griffon and take a magical journey into the sky?

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!