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Dragon Ball FighterZ hits 2 million sales across all platforms

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Update, February 1: Dragon Ball FighterZ has hit two million worldwide shipments and digital sales.

Dragon Ball FighterZ' success has continued unabated, with two million worldwide shipments and sales, making it the first game in the series to do so, Bandai Namco has announced (via Gematsu). 

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Original Story, January 26: Dragon Ball FighterZ is already the most-played fighting game on Steam - ever.

The PC version of Dragon Ball FighterZ was slightly delayed from its console counterparts (and it even took an extra hour at the very end), but the delay doesn’t seem to have at all dampened players’ enthusiasm. Not even two hours after the game finally unlocked at the time of this writing, DBFZ is already the most-played fighting game in Steam history. And it’s not even close.

Dragon Ball FighterZ has rocketed up the Steam charts, already up to 44,298 concurrent players in-game. (For those keeping track at home, that is indeed over 9,000.) That dwarfs the records posted by games like Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat, proving once again that people really like Dragon Ball.

For comparison, here are some of the all-time peak player counts for various traditional fighting games on PC, via Steam Charts:

  • Tekken 7 - 18,766
  • Street Fighter V - 13,807
  • Mortal Kombat X - 13,649
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV - 5,472
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us - 5,685
  • Mortal Kombat - 5,178
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - 3,592
  • Skullgirls - 3,916
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round - 2,738
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- - 1,954

For the other relevant comparison, previous Dragon Ball games on Steam had been successful, but not to this degree. The first Xenoverse game hit a peak player count of 22,782, and Xenoverse 2 got 13,570. The combination of traditional fighting game style and fan-favorite characters seems to have pushed FighterZ over the edge.

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2 Months ago

No wonder, it's fantastic and easy to get into.

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2 Months ago

Man .. Wish I had the funds to pick this up. Looks fantastic, and I'm glad to see it succeed. This is the DBZ fighting game I've wanted since I was a kid. Something 2D, taking advantage of the show's animation, with mechanics like something from Capcom/Arc Sys. It's a literal dream come true.

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2 Months ago

Who doesn't want to rock the dragon?

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The Chimpy Man(1 day 9 hours played)
2 Months ago

Yeah, I think this turned out to be a good launch day for it - only able to get in 2 matches online so far because ALL the lobbies are completely packed. Every one of them.

It plays *beautifully* though. Great netcode had me feeling like I was playing offline, it scales and runs silky smooth despite having a small number of graphics options, and for a beefy package running on Unreal 4 it's a real surprise that it only takes up a little under 5gb of disk space. ArcSys, you did damn good.

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2 Months ago

2 million shipments. So not copies actually sold to people.

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