Dragon Ball Video Game Sales: 2010 Final Figures
Published by 02 May 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

Media Create has revealed the sales figures for Japan’s top one thousand games in 2010, and Dragon Ball managed to scrape its way by yet again. Listed below (with game titles appropriately adapted from its NeoGAF origins) are the placement in the Top 1000, console, title, release date, 2010 sales, and lifetime sales (relevant for games released before January 2010):

  • 130. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Bandai Namco) {2010.11.11} – 86.890 / 86.890
  • 190. [PSP] Dragon Ball: TAG VS (Bandai Namco) {2010.09.30} – 55.069 / 55.069
  • 195. [NDS] Dragon Ball DS 2 (Bandai Namco) {2010.02.11} – 53.565 / 53.565
  • 225. [WII] Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! METEOR [Everyone’s Recommendation Selection] (Bandai Namco) {2010.02.25} – 45.364 / 45.364
  • 489. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Bandai Namco) {2009.11.12} – 15.728 / 118.821
  • 705. [WII] Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Dai-Bōken (Bandai Namco) {2009.07.23} – 9.243 / 43.112

We know that Raging Blast 2 did approximately 10,000 copies less in its first week than its predecessor, and the 2010 sales figures show that it is still about 15,000 copies behind where its predecessor was after the same amount of time (roughly two months, due to their early-November releases). As expected, the 360 version of Raging Blast 2 does not even rank on the Japanese list.

Despite Dragon Ball DS 2 being released seven months earlier, TAG VS for the PSP still managed to sell around the same number of copies by the end of the year. Of most interest may actually be the budget re-release of Sparking! METEOR on the Wii pushing just over 45,000 copies — a game from two and a half years prior to its re-release coming out to within the same ballpark for sales as new games is a fascinating situation.

So far, 2011 has only brought us Ultimate Butōden on the Nintendo DS, and exclusively in Japan, this past February. It sounds like we might have some news on the horizon regarding future games, but until there is a concrete source to point to, we will hold off on the speculation.

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