Dragon Ball FighterZ for PS4 and Xbox One saw over 1.5 million in digital console sales between it’s launch of January 26, 2018 and January 31, 2018 – that’s the most successful digital console launch of any fighting game ever according to SuperData, a Games and interactive media intelligence company.
As for PC, on the first weekend after release, Dragon Ball FighterZ peaked at 44,234 concurrent players on Steam, shattering the previous fighting game record of 18,766 held by Tekken 7, a game which shares the same publisher as FighterZ – Bandai Namco Entertainment. However, the player drop rate of the game fell by 80% in mid February to just over 9,000. It took Tekken 7 two months to lose this many players while for Dragon Ball FighterZ it just took two weeks according to IGN.
While sales for the game have only increased, there are 302,675 owners of Dragon Ball FighterZ on PC/Steam as of today, the concurrent peak player count has dropped further to 4,237 as of yesterday, according to SteamSpy.
Basically, it seems like a lot of people want the game and have the game, but once they have it, the stop playing it rather quickly. Although the reasoning hasn’t been revealed, it’s likely many of whom have dropped are casual players who just wanted to kick back and play a few matches for fun. The competition on Dragon Ball FighterZ can be tough however with hardcore, dedicated players honing their skills to do maximum damage to opponents. After facing a few of these types of players, it can be quite demoralizing to continue playing!
On Steam – as of this writing – over 75.5% of players have played story mode. 37.5% of all players have completed the first story mode arc, while 22.8% have completed the first and second story arc, and 17.1% have completed all three.
For comparison on PlayStation 4 – as of this writing – over 79.7% of players have played story mode according to PlayStation.com. 38.3% of all players have completed the first story mode arc (the Super Warrior Arc), while 21.8% have completed the first and second story arc (the Enemy Warrior Arc), and only 15.0% have completed all three (the last one is the Android 21 arc).