Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the real deal in Japan. We’ve seen games from the franchise come and go without leaving a mark, but this one has that extra dash to make it a bit more inspiring. Media Create has the launch week sales figures, and while they aren’t overly impressive, there is enough of a power level behind them to claim that the game did “better than retailers expected.”
Overall, the game sold 44,221 on the PlayStation 3 and 34,690 on the PlayStation 4. Given that the game sold roughly 80,000 across all four of its physical platforms, it’s safe to assume that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions did not sell that much.
What’s more impressive, though, is the sell-through rates. The PlayStation 3 version went through 89.25 percent of its first shipment, and the PlayStation 4 version batted out at 89.14 percent. Digital sales are taking off in Japan as well, but retailers are impressed with how well this game has sold physically so far.
Media Create, much like the NPDs, does not report on digital sales.
More shipments should be available next week, and both word of mouth and anticipation seem generally better this time around for the veteran series.
In the meantime, we have a new six minute trailer featuring English subtitles and a look at the game’s huge cast of characters. At the 5:30 mark, we also get a glance at the character creation system and how our own customized avatar will interact with the main game.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC next week on Feb. 24.