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Rise Of The Ronin Outperforms Dragon’s Dogma 2 Physical Sales In Japan Despite Lesser Debut Week

Team Ninja’s Rise of the Ronin has outperformed Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma 2 in Japan in terms of physical sales, despite being available for less time during its debut week.

Famitsu has shared sales figures for game software during the period of March 25, 2024 and March 31, 2024. Based on the data, Rise of the Ronin has outsold Dragon’s Dogma 2 in Japan in terms of physical sales, despite being released a day after the latter.

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It comes as a bit of a surprise that Team Ninja’s brand new IP outsold the second entry in the Dragon’s Dogma series. Rise of the Ronin managed to sell an additional 20,139 copies during the second week of its release, while sales of Dragon’s Dogma 2 dropped considerably to 9,172 copies. Whether this sales momentum for Sony Interactive Entertainment and Team Ninja’s action role-playing game will continue next week remains to be seen.

The higher sales numbers for Rise of the Ronin in Japan may also have to do with the game being associated with Japanese history and culture.It takes place in the Edo era during the late 19th century, depicting the Boshin War between the Tokugawa Shogunate and various anti-shogunate factions. These factions were dissatisfied with the western influence following Japan’s forced reopening after the Sakoku period.

Previously, it was reported that update 1.03 for Team Ninja’s Rise of the Ronin brought notable improvements to the game, including a fix for an issue where players were inadvertently sent back to Yokohama after participating in online multiplayer sessions, preventing them from returning to Edo. With this update, saved data affected by this issue has been rectified. Additionally, the update addressed an issue related to treasure chests found at Chiba Dojo and the Military Academy in Edo. Previously, these chests would appear open before being discovered, resulting in the collection rate not increasing as intended.

Muhammad Ali Bari

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