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 Dragon's Dogma  to become 'major franchise' for Capcom
Dragon's Dogma to become 'major franchise' for Capcom
June 25, 2012 | By Mike Rose

June 25, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Capcom said today that it plans to expand RPG Dragon's Dogma into a full franchise after the new IP managed to ship over 1 million units in a month.

The game launched in May to favorable reviews, and enjoyed a strong debut in Japan during its opening week, selling more than 300,000 copies from the get-go. Capcom noted that the title is the company's 55th game to ship over 1 million copies.

Based on this success, the publisher is now looking to turn the brand into another "pillar of earnings," alongside other hit franchises including Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara.


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Eric McVinney
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YES! Full support of this title is exactly what is needed and I hope that the future installments bear more content.

Eric Geer
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I'm happy to hear this...I just hope it doesn't replace Monster Hunter in the west.

Benjamin Quintero
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When I hear phrases like pillar of earnings I can't help but imagine a future for this franchise that involves 4-6 months release schedules of "Dragon's Dogma: Super Championship Edition: Alpha Strike 3: Turbo" but I really hope I am wrong... Please let me be wrong...

Patrick Davis
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This is Capcom we're talking about here. It's basically guaranteed.

Joe Zachery
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It may has shipped 1 million copies, but it hasn't sold no where near that. Currently 92,000 on 2 consoles in the US. Unless that picks up in the month of June. I don't see this being a franchise they are really going to push. I see it becoming something similar to Lost Planet. The will release the game here, but it will never become their next Resident Evil.

thay thay
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This game really needed online/offline coop. If it had it, I would have prob bought it.

Eric Geer
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You should play it first. I personally am glad there is no coop in it--

You need your pawns in this game--you need a group--there would have had to been some sort of virtual lasso to keep everyone within range. It' s not a game you go wandering out around by yourself until way later in the game.

I thought the same thing before I played the game...now I understand why they did it.

Camilo R
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Happy to see this kind of game get some support. Dark Souls has been my favorite game of this console generation and this genre could definitely do with some more games.


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