Oh Yes, Dragon’s Dogma Did Very Well In Japan Indeed

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If you read our sales column this past week, you’ll know that Dragon’s Dogma sold very well in Japan at launch. With over 300,000 copies sold in its first week, Dragon’s Dogma beat out the recent Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, which itself enjoyed a 250,000-sold first-week debut (both on PlayStation 3).


Sales tracker, Media Create, say that Dragon’s Dogma sold through 86.53% of its stock on the PlayStation 3. The game sold an additional 29,000 copies on the Xbox 360, and that version, too, enjoyed a high sellthrough of 86.56%.


Meanwhile, Mario Tennis Open, which was the other big release last week, sold 101,645 copies. That represented 51.19% of all copies that Nintendo shipped.


While it may seem like a low sellthrough number, Media Create say that it’s actually better than New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, which sold just 57,000 copies in its first week, and that accounted for a 53.69% sellthrough.

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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.