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Postby Bullza » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:32 pm

Here are the most up to date official sales figures for these games. I’m not posting sources for every game because there’s a ton of games, even more sources and probably nobody cares anyway.

Almost all of the figures though come from either Media Create, The Magic Box, Famitsu or Namco Bandai.

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Budokai

As of June 2003 “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai has shipped more than 3.5 million units worldwide since its December 2002 release on the PlayStation2.”

http://worthplaying.com/article/2003/6/25/news/10852/

It sold 2.04 million copies total in US.

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-USPlatinum.shtml

It sold 542,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2003.

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-BestSell2003b.shtml

All figures for the PS2 version only.

Budokai 2

Sold 1.5 million copies total in US.

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-USPlatinum.shtml

Sold 504,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2004.

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-BestSell2004.shtml

The Re-released “The Best” version sold an additional 77,000 copies in Japan.

All figures for the PS2 version only.

Budokai 3

Sold 1.14 million copies total in US.

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-USPlatinum.shtml

Sold 642,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2005.

All figures for the PS2 version only.

Tenkaichi

Sold 1.37 million copies in Japan and Europe by March 2006.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-06- ... 0-6148657/

It sold 532,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2005.

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-BestSell2005.shtml

It sold 140,000 copies in US in the first month.

Tenkaichi 2

Sold 1.18 million copies in Japan, Europe and Asia on just the PS2 by March 2007.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Sold 425,000 copies on PS2 by the end of 2006 and 166,000 copies on Wii by the end of 2007 in Japan.

Sold another 650,000 copies inbetween March 2007 and March 2008 in Europe on PS2 and Wii.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Tenkaichi 3

Sold 1.04 million in Japan, Europe and Asia copies on the PS2 and Wii by March 2008.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Sold 316,000 copies on PS2 and 93,000 copies on Wii in Japan by the end of 2007.

By June 2008 the game had sold 420,000 copies in Europe.

The Re-released Wii Select version sold 104,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2013.

Super Dragon Ball Z

Sold 466,000 copies in Japan and Europe by March 2007.

That includes 198,000 copies sold in Japan by the end of 2006.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Infinite World

Sold 200,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2009.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=403378

Revenge of Piccolo

Sold 44,000 copies in Japan on Wii

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=403378

Burst Limit

Sold 730,000 copies in Japan, Europe and Asia on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2009.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Raging Blast

Sold 700,000 copies worldwide on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2010.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Raging Blast 2

Sold 580,000 copies in Japan, Europe and US on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2011.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Ultimate Tenkaichi

Sold 700,000 copies in Japan, Europe and US on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2012.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/201 ... EFBC_2.pdf

Battle of Z

Sold 620,000 copies in Japan, Europe and US on PS3, Vita and Xbox 360 by March 2014.

http://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/E8A3 ... EFBC89.pdf

Xenoverse

Shipped 4 million worldwide.

http://gematsu.com/2016/11/dragon-ball- ... -4-million

Sold 5 million copies by Nov 2017.

https://mobile.twitter.com/bk2128/statu ... 6445928448

Xenoverse 2

Shipped over 1.4 million copies minus Switch.

http://gematsu.com/2016/11/dragon-ball- ... -4-million

Sold 500,000 copies on Nintendo Switch.

https://mobile.twitter.com/dbgame_offic ... 5164532736

Sold 3.3 million copies by Nov 2017.

https://mobile.twitter.com/bk2128/statu ... 6445928448

FighterZ

Shipped 2 million copies.

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2018/02/01/dr ... irst-week/

Sold 2.5 million copies by March 2018.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily- ... de/.131507

Handheld Games

Shin Budokai

Sold 415,000 copies in Japan and Europe by March 2007.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Sold 175,000 copies in US.

Shin Budokai 2

Sold 91,000 copies in Japan on PSP

Supersonic Warriors

Sold 182,000 copies in Japan on GBA

Supersonic Warriors 2

Sold 322,000 copies in Japan on DS

Advanced Adventure

Sold 152,000 copies in Japan on GBA

Taikestu

Sold 608,000 copies in US by September 2005 on GBA

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2098467

Legacy of Goku

Sold 1.4 million copies in US on GBA

http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-USPlatinum.shtml

Legacy of Goku 2

Sold 621,000 copies in US by September 2005 and 66,000 copies in Japan on GBA

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2098467

Harukanaru Densetsu

Sold 155,000 copies in Japan on DS

Origins

Sold 214,000 copies in Japan on DS

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=403378

Origins 2

Sold 59,000 copies in Japan on DS

Attack of the Saiyans

Sold 197,000 copies in Japan on DS

Heroes

Sold 290,000 copies in Japan on 3DS

Heroes 2

Sold 176,000 copies in Japan on 3DS

http://nintendoeverything.com/top-1000- ... ring-2014/

Heroes X

Sold 173,000 copies in Japan on 3DS

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2017/07/05/dr ... eek-sales/

Ultimate Butoden

Sold 93,000 copies in Japan on 3DS

Extreme Butoden

Sold 151,000 copies in Japan on 3DS

Fusions

Sold 177,000 copies in Japan on 3DS

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2016/10/21/dr ... s-figures/
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby DarkPrince_92 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:35 pm

Currently the "Product of the Week" at Play Asia at the moment. I'm sure it'll do fine.
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Lord Beerus » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:59 pm

I honestly think Xenoverse will sell at least 2 millions units.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Bullza » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:08 pm

That would be great as it'd mean they'd definitely keep the Xenocerse series going but I think 2 million is probably stretching it. Maybe 1.5 million though, that'd be a feat in itself.

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Postby TheDevilsCorpse » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:13 pm

I dunno. From what I've seen, there are a decent amount of people looking to buy the game multiple times over.

You got one group that's buying it first in Japanese because they couldn't wait to play, and will then buy it again in English to understand everything.

Then you have another group looking to purchase it on one system, with plans to pick it up on a second system to either upgrade when they move to the current generation of consoles or to play around with it on Steam once it starts getting mods.

I guess that might even net you a small minority in a third group, who bought the Japanese version and will go on to buy the English release, as well as the Steam version once we get decent mods.
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby mysticboy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:29 pm

Lord Beerus wrote:I honestly think Xenoverse will sell at least 2 millions units.
Agreed. Hell, 2 mill is a guarantee with it being on 5 platforms and it being marketed relatively well.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Bullza » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:43 pm

Here's some official sales figures from Media Create and what the latest games have sold Week 1 in Japan.

Battle of Z - 53,000 PS3 & Vita
Ultimate Tenkiachi - 44,000 PS3
Raging Blast 2 - 47,000 PS3

I expect somewhere in the 50k range for Xenoverse.

Vgchartz has Burst Limit at selling 85,000 Week 1 in Japan but I think those days have long gone.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Lord Beerus » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:45 pm

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Lord Beerus wrote:I honestly think Xenoverse will sell at least 2 millions units.
Agreed. Hell, 2 mill is a guarantee with it being on 5 platforms and it being marketed relatively well.

That's the beauty of the Xenoverse being a multiplatform game; if there one platform you can't the game there always one other platform that you can always rely on to get the game. But once Xenoverse 2 drops, I expect it to be a PS4/XB1/PC exclusive.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Lord Beerus » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:47 pm

Bullza wrote:Here's some official sales figures from Media Create and what the latest games have sold Week 1 in Japan.

Battle of Z - 53,000 PS3 & Vita
Ultimate Tenkiachi - 44,000 PS3
Raging Blast 2 - 47,000 PS3

I expect somewhere in the 50k range for Xenoverse.

Vgchartz has Burst Limit at selling 85,000 Week 1 in Japan but I think those days have long gone.

Japanese games respect Dimps a hell of a lot than Spike. Call me crazy but I think Xenoverse could shift more than 100K in the first week on all platforms combined.

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Postby Bullza » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:13 pm

I'd say there's really no chance at all of that happening. Battle of Z sold better because it was on the Vita which is the most popular PS console over in Japan. Its not even having an Xbox release over there.

So its just a PS3 and PS4 release and I'd be very surprised if it sold so much as 70,000.

I think we have to wait till the 11th to see Media Creates numbers.

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Postby Bullza » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:35 pm

I dug around on this site and found more data.

Burst Limit - 92,000 PS3
Infinite World - 76,500 PS2
Raging Blast - 65,000 PS3 & X360

All first week Japanese sales.
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Postby Super Sayian Prime » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:35 pm

Bullza wrote:I'd say there's really no chance at all of that happening. Battle of Z sold better because it was on the Vita which is the most popular PS console over in Japan. Its not even having an Xbox release over there.

So its just a PS3 and PS4 release and I'd be very surprised if it sold so much as 70,000.

I think we have to wait till the 11th to see Media Creates numbers.


Xenoverse was released on Xbox platforms in Japan. The issue is that the sales wouldn't change much, or at all, if they hadn't been.

Speaking of Japan, I think Xenoverse will do well, at least as far as modern (post-PS2) home console entries are concerned. It's the first game in a long time that offers something new (DBO was never released in Japan) and will be most recent game available when the new movie hits. Does that mean it'll outsell Burst Limit? I can't say. I do agree that a Vita version would allow it to do better in that market, but I guess Dimps were busy with the five already existing versions of the game.

Internationally, I think Xenoverse will be one of the better selling releases the series has seen in about a decade.

As for sales data, I ran a fairly comprehensive thread over the years documenting sales data information from the NPD Group, Media Create, Famitsu and Bandai Namco's financial reports.
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Bullza » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:30 pm

I don't see Xenoverse on Xbox consoles on Amazon JP but its there on Play Asia so there's that I guess.

Whatever it could lack in Japan I'm sure it will make up for elsewhere. I'd be very surprised if this wasn't one the better selling games in at least a few years.

Media Create should update today so we'll see how it does.

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Postby DBZAOTA482 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:45 pm

Bullza wrote:I dug around on this site and found more data.

Burst Limit - 92,000 PS3
Infinite World - 76,500 PS2
Raging Blast 2 - 65,000 PS3 & X360

All first week Japanese sales.

Sad how a budget title sells better than almost all DBZ games of last gen. :lol:
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Bullza » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:17 am

Well a big part of that is due to the Japanese drifting away from consoles. The PS3 hasn't sold half what the PS2 has in Japan.

Less platform owners, less potential software sales. That doesn't the disguise the huge drop from Burst Limit's sales though.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Super Sayian Prime » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:07 pm

First week sales:

Media Create
[PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco) - 44,221
[PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco) - 34,690

Famitsu
[PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco) - 37,125
[PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco) - 26,657

Both trackers report that the game is the #1 title this week.

Famitsu reports sell through (meaning, the percentage of total copies shipped to retailers that were sold to customers) for Dragon Ball Xenoverse between 80-100%. This is a better outing than recent home console efforts in both units sold and sell through.
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Postby DragonBalllKaiHD » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:15 pm

Wow. So, in the total sales reported by Media Crate for Xenoverse is 78,911 copies? Too bad it didn't outsell Burst Limit.
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Lord Beerus » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:23 pm

DragonBalllKaiHD wrote:Wow. So, in the total sales reported by Media Crate for Xenoverse is 78,911 copies? Too bad it didn't outsell Burst Limit.

Those still pretty damn good numbers. And that's not even including how much it sold on PC or Xbox platforms, which must have pushed the total number of units sold to at least over 80,000. I mean Burst Limit had the advantage of being the first PS3 Dragon Ball game and coming off of Tenkaichi 3, you can only imagine that there was a considerable amount of hype for the game. And it released during a time when Dragon Ball was much more of money maker in Japan than it is now.

Now lets just hope the US does their share of work and shift at least a million units. :)
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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Super Sayian Prime » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:26 pm

I think Xenoverse could have some legs. Famitsu's sell through data suggests the game may have been sold out at a variety of stores. Couple that with the incoming Revival of F push and you might see upcoming weeks experience lower than normal drops.
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