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Dragon Ball Z Kakarot has sold over 1.5 million units

It's safe to say that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a success - the playable retelling of the classic DBZ story has already sold over 1.5 million copies. The game released in January.

Bandai Namco revealed the news in an investor-focused news posting on its Japanese website, and goes on to say that beyond the 1.5 million copies already sold, the goal is to see the title reach 2 million copies sold this year.

Those numbers keep it in the same sort of ballpark as other successful Dragon Ball titles like Xenoverse and Dragon Ball FighterZ - though Kakarot has failed to dethrone the record set by FighterZ, with that title selling 2 million copies in its first week back in 2018.

We called Kakarot "a great way to experience the classic story," though noted that the game is let down by pedestrian, bland area design and grindy combat.

Kakarot has a season pass, so the adventures aren't over - though Bandai Namco is yet to reveal what DLC content will be releasing for the game. Fan speculation pegs Dragon Ball Super as a potential focus for the DLC.

Elsewhere in Dragon Ball, Bandai yesterday confirmed that Dragon Ball FighterZ will get a full third season of DLC, including free updates to the game's system and UI and a paid season pass that'll add five new characters over the course of the year.

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Alex started out his career in the games media as an over-eager kid working on fan sites, and now has decades of experience. He's the resident expert on esoteric matters such as Pokemon Go, gaming hardware, and genres like RPGs, fighters, and strategy games. Outside of VG247 he's the co-founder of genre-dedicated website RPG Site. He also collects original arcade machines, Lego, and considers himself a whisky buff.

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