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GungHo Aiming For Puzzle & Dragons Z To Sell “At Least” 1 Million Copies


As previously reported, GungHo are bringing an RPG version of Puzzle & Dragons to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Puzzle & Dragons Z is slated for release this Winter and GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita has high hopes for the game.


In a financial results briefing, Morishita recently announced GungHo hope to sell at least 1 million copies of Puzzle & Dragons Z on the 3DS, according to a Morning Star News report. The game, Morishita said, is aimed at upper grade elementary students.


While that may sound like a lofty goal, keep in mind that the original mobile phone version of Puzzle & Dragons has over 13 million registered users in Japan alone. This is a major brand and is being treated as such by GungHo.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.