Dragon’s Dogma 2 Becomes UK’s Biggest Launch This Year; Narrowly Beats FF7 Rebirth

Capcom's magnum opus has dominated the sales charts.

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  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 has become the UK’s biggest launch this year, as sales data confirms.
  • It has crossed titles like FF7: Rebirth and Helldivers 2. The exact sales numbers are unknown.
  • It came out on March 22, 2024, for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, skipping last-gen entirely.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has risen to become the UK’s biggest launch this year, as confirmed by new sales data. The tidbit was shared by Christopher Dring—the GamesIndustry head—in a new Twitter post. The new RPG was narrowly able to surpass Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth to hog the top spot. However, it had no issues overshadowing Helldivers 2 as well. It is because that game had an average start before picking up more players over time. 

However, it is unclear how the title would have held up against Palworld—the UK sales data for it is unavailable, unfortunately.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Stands Among The Leading GOTY Contenders This Year

The RPG published by Capcom launched to a mixed response. The existence of performance issues and the introduction of optional microtransactions rubbed gamers the wrong way, causing them to rate the game negatively on Steam. Underneath these issues lies arguably the best RPG that has been released in recent times. It became Capcom’s biggest single-player launch to date and a best-seller even before releasing on Steam.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is a loveletter to fantasy and RPG enthusiasts | Image Source: Steam
DG2 is a love letter to fantasy and RPG enthusiasts | Image Source: Steam

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 came out on March 22, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It launched alongside the highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive, Rise of the Ronin. eXputer reviewed the game with a 4.5 out of 5, with the author Huzaifah Durrani dubbing the RPG as a “masterpiece with rough edges.” Despite the lingering performance issues, it features an enthralling world and a fun combat system to keep you busy for days.

For players who are held back by the various performance issues, I recommend reading our six best fixes for crashing and best optimization settings guides to go on your first grand adventure.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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