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Dragon Ball is a multimedia franchise debuting in the 1980s as a manga by Akira Toriyama. There have been over 40 titles, with software sales of over 40 million units by 2014,[1] and over 48 million units as of 2018, making it one of the best-selling fighting game series.

The series was initial published by Banpresto and Bandai before they combined into Bandai Namco. In the West, the series did not see a proper game release until Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout and the series was under Atari until 2006 when Bandai Namco claimed the worldwide license. Certain subseries have shown great results like the Budokai series selling over 3.9 million and Bandai Namco has announced that the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 and 2, have surpassed 10 million sales worldwide on all platforms. This figure includes both physical and digital copies.. The Japanese sales are sourced from here.[2]

Year Title Platforms Sales
(millions)
Sales
breakdown
Gross
(million US$)
(no inflation)
Ref Gross
(million US$)
(with inflation)
1986 Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo NES 1.250 JP sales only
1993 Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Transmission SNES 1.450 JP sales only
1993 Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Transmission 2 SNES 1.200 JP sales only
1995 Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-hen SNES 0.177 JP sales only
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 PS1 0.261 JP sales only
1995 Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuden: Kakusei-hen SNES 0.056 JP sales only
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butoden SAT 0.056 JP sales only
1996 Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension SNES 0.163 JP sales only
1996 Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu PS1 0.164 JP sales only
1996 Dragon Ball Z: The Legend SAT 0.133 JP sales only
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors GBC 0.068 JP sales only
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku GBA 1.4 NA sales only [3]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai PS2

GC

3.5
  • NA PS2: 2.04m
  • JP: 591k
[4][3]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu GBA 0.608 NA sales only [5]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II GBA 0.687
  • NA: 621k
  • JP: 66.7k
[5]
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 PS2

GC

2.01
  • NA PS2: 1.50
  • JP: 507.2k
[3]
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors GBA 0.196 JP: 195.6k
2004 Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure GBA 0.186 JP: 185.8k
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 PS2 1.82
  • NA PS2: 1.14m
  • JP:675.6k
[3]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi PS2 1.552
  • JP: 551.9k
  • NA/EU: 1m +
[6]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 DS JP: 313.5k
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai PSP 0.415 JP: 140.9k [7]
2006 Super Dragon Ball Z PS2 0.446 JP: 198k [7]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 PS2

Wii

1.996
  • PS2: 1.18
  • EU 2007: 650k
  • JP Wii:166k
[7][8]
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu DS 0.150 JP sales only
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road PSP 0.098 JP sales only
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 PS2

Wii

1.04 JP: 469k [8]
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit PS3

360

0.188 JP sales only
2008 Dragon Ball: Origins DS 0.219 JP sales only
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World PS2 0.200 JP sales only
2009 Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans DS 0.192 JP sales only
2009 Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo Wii 0.044 JP sales only
2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast PS3

360

0.700 JP: 140.4k [9]
2010 Dragon Ball: Origins 2 DS 0.067 JP sales only
2010 Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team PSP 0.082 JP sales only
2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 PS3

360

0.580 JP: 98.4k [10]
2011 Dragon Ball: Ultimate Fighter DS 0.090 JP sales only
2011 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi PS3

360

0.700 JP: 86k [11]
2013 Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 3DS 0.299 JP sales only
2013 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
  • PS3
  • 360
  • PSV
0.620 JP: 98.7k
2014 Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 3DS 0.220 JP sales only
2015 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 5 JP: 193.1k [12]
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden 3DS 0.155 JP sales only
2016 Dragon Ball Fusions 3DS 0.202 JP sales only
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 5
  • JP PS4: 139k
  • Switch: 400k+
[13]
2017 Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X 3DS 0.193 JP sales only
2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • PS4
  • XB1
  • PC
  • Switch
3.5 240 [n 1] 240
Total 51.6 [25]

See also Edit

NotesEdit

  1. Dragon Ball FighterZ prices:
    • Japan – ¥8208[18] = $77.40[19]
    • Overseas – $68.03 average
      • EU – €59.99[20] = $74.10[21]
      • United Kingdom – £49.99[22] = $70[23]
      • United States – $59.99[24]


ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.thecnl.com/FunimationNov2014Catalog.pdf
  2. Search "Dragon Ball" https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/game-search
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 NA sales: http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-USPlatinum.shtml
  4. Total: http://worthplaying.com/article/2003/6/25/news/10852/
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.neogaf.com/threads/current-generation-titles-500k-as-of-sep-2005-npd.67375
  6. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-06-dragon-ball-z-tenkaichi-2-preshow-hands-on/1100-6148657/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 https://www.gamespot.com/articles/namco-bandai-annual-profit-up-71-percent/1100-6170355/
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/releases/images/3/44275.pdf
  9. https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/library/pdf/en_20100507_1Result.pdf
  10. https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/library/pdf/en_20110510_1Result.pdf
  11. https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/2012E69CACE6B1BAE7AE97E8A39CE8B6B3E8B387E69699EFBC_2.pdf
  12. https://twitter.com/bk2128/status/925695824213848066
  13. Total: https://twitter.com/bk2128/status/925696086445928448 Switch: https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj/status/928192553286901760
  14. http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2018/03/08/dragon-ball-fighterz-japanese-5th-week-sales-figures/
  15. http://www.perfectly-nintendo.com/famitsu-digital-sales-estimates-for-february-2018/
  16. http://salesdatabase.net/games/9033/
  17. https://gematsu.com/2018/10/dragon-ball-fighterz-shipments-and-digital-sales-top-3-5-million
  18. https://www.famitsu.com/cominy/?m=pc&a=page_h_title&title_id=34822
  19. http://fxtop.com/en/historical-exchange-rates.php?A=8208&C1=JPY&C2=USD&MA=1&DD1=01&MM1=03&YYYY1=2018&B=1&P=&I=1&DD2=31&MM2=03&YYYY2=2018
  20. https://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/678950/dragon-ball-fighterz
  21. http://fxtop.com/en/historical-exchange-rates.php?A=59.99&C1=EUR&C2=USD&MA=1&DD1=01&MM1=02&YYYY1=2018&B=1&P=&I=1&DD2=31&MM2=02&YYYY2=2018
  22. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/dragon-ball-fighterz/bzrk5c951kk7
  23. http://fxtop.com/en/historical-exchange-rates.php?A=49.99&C1=GBP&C2=USD&MA=1&DD1=01&MM1=02&YYYY1=2018&B=1&P=&I=1&DD2=31&MM2=03&YYYY2=2018
  24. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/dragon-ball-fighterz/bzrk5c951kk7
  25. Funimation December 2014 Catalog. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.