RPGs are so hot right now: Dragon’s Dogma 2 sells 2.5 million copies in a week, while Unicorn Overlord races past 500,000 copies sold

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It's a stellar day for an RPG sales update: Dragon's Dogma 2 has soared past 2.5 million copies sold, while the stellar Unicorn Overlord has sold 500,000 copies worldwide since launch.

Capcom just revealed that, since launching just over a week ago, Dragon's Dogma 2 has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide on all platforms. In fact, this has brought the series' sales total to over 10 million, after the original Dragon's Dogma sold around 7.9 million copies.

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Elsewhere, publisher Atlus and developer Vanillaware has announced that Unicorn Overlord has sold over 500,000 copies since it went on sale last month. This follows from Atlus having to apologize due to the lack of physical copies of Unicorn Overlord in Japan last month, a solid indicator of just how well the new strategy RPG is being received by audiences. 

Both new RPGs have managed to amass a dedicated audience in a really short amount of time, which is impressive for both games, considering strategy RPGs are something of a niche, and the original Dragon's Dogma launched well over a decade ago in 2012. Even developers have been urging audiences to play the new games - Final Fantasy Tactics' director has championed Unicorn Overlord, for one.

Capcom might already be looking to the future for its new game - a Dragon's Dogma 2 survey just asked players how much they'd pay for DLC. Users could select between $10 and $50 for the DLC, which indicates that the DLC, if it does materialize, could be far bigger than just some simple new items. 

Check out our detailed Dragon's Dogma 2 Sphinx riddles guide for how to puzzle your way through one of the trickiest encounters in the game. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.