Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot sales top 4.5 million units worldwide

CyberConnect2's end of the year live stream rang in the New Year with 2022 plans and a mention of some of its previous launches. During the broadcast, the studio revealed that sales for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, its 2020 RPG on all consoles and PC, surpassed 4.5 million units worldwide. 

As reported by Gematsu (via GameSoku and Ryokutya2089), CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama announced the global sales milestone for Kakarot while recapping their achievements through the year. The data places Dragon Ball Z right between their other anime-based action games like 2021’s Demon Slayer, with over 1.32 million units sold, and 2016's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, clocking over 8.7 million in sales.

In March 2020, Bandai Namco issued its first report on Kakarot sales as the game exceeded 2 million units. That was back when Goku’s adventure was only available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam—it since followed up with a Nintendo Switch launch in September of last year that came bundled with additional content. 

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot walks you through the Saiyan, Frieza, Android, Cell, and Buu sagas in one of the series’ recent breaks from fighting games. It’s a hefty package, delivering a nice annotated breakdown of the shounen classic with RPG elements and a roster of familiar faces.

And as for those RPG bits, we had a lot to say about them in our review from contributor George Foster. They may keep it a little “bogged down” at times, but overall, CyberConnect2's open-world RPG delivers on a lot of the pieces that make DBZ so beloved.