Dragon Ball FighterZ Is Selling Like Crazy & It’s Not Stopping!
Hey guys! How are you all today? I hope all of you are having a good day. Recently, I showed you guys just how much Dragon Ball Super earned in the past fiscal year, that is from April 2017 to March 31, 2018. The stats were seriously insane. It just proves that the fandom loves Dragon Ball Super so much and it’s a good signal for us.
It was recently revealed that Dragon Ball Super made an insane amount of money for Bandai Namco in 2018 – nearly a billion dollars, to be exact! Well, now we can another big win for the franchise to the list: earnings for the acclaimed Dragon Ball FighterZ video game are now out, and they are pretty stellar! It’s really amazing to see this.
Anime Mojo reports that as of the fiscal year that ended on March 31st, Dragon Ball FighterZ has currently sold 2.5 million copies since its release on January 26th – meaning 2.5 million in just two months! At around $60 per unit, that is around $150 Million! It really is a very good thing for us if you think it through overall.
As the franchise earns such a good profit, the probability of future projects increases exponentially. We are already getting a movie in December, then there’s a spin off anime series coming in this July – Summer. We can also hope to see the Dragon Ball Super TV series to make a return in 2019 as well if everything goes well.
The report also details how Dragon Ball FighterZ compares to Capcom’s Street Fighter V, which sold 1.9 million copies in nineteen months. It also notes that FighterZ saw 37% of its international sales made digitally. What this all adds up to is more evidence that Dragon Ball has broken through to become a multi-platform mainstream crossover hit, on a global scale.
It’s been a noted change since Super entered the final rounds of the Tournament of Power arc, and unveiled Goku’s newest and most powerful transformation, the complete Ultra Instinct. It also helped that those final episodes had some of the greatest and most cinematic style that we’ve seen in anime, justifying the massive viewing parties that were held all around the world.
Dragon Ball has also been crushing it hard in the video game market. In addition to the massive successful of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Japan’s Dragon Ball Heroes arcade/card game has launched a big new storyline featuring a new evil Saiyan character, who is locked up on a Prison Planet. This saiyan is pretty powerful!
Also, this summer’s highly-anticipated Dragon Ball Legends mobile game will also be adding some new characters (Saiyan and otherwise) to the franchise. Both games have attracted big fan attention, helping to position them for more big business in the market, after FighterZ. Just can’t wait for Shallot to enter the stage!
Even thought Dragon Ball Super is done for now, the future is still bring for the franchise. Fans are ecstatic about the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie that will continue the show’s story, and discussion about what the next Dragon Ball anime will be has been keeping them energized with theories, speculation, and hopes.