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Dragon's Dogma sold only 92,000 copies last month

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Capcom's Dragon's Dogma was the ninth best-selling game in May, according to the NPD Group sales report.

NPD's Anita Frazier confirmed that the game sold only 92,000 copies last month, although its May 22 release date means that the report compensates for only five days of data (it covers sales from April 29 to May 26).

By comparison, the game pushed over 300,000 copies in its opening week in Japan, so the US has been less fruitful for the joint publisher/developer. Capcom hopes to sell 1.5 million copies of Dragon’s Dogma by the close of March 2013, which may be overreaching given the current numbers.

However, in a statement released to investors last month, Capcom reiterated their pledge to create new brands, even while realizing that they might not be hits upon first release due to low brand awareness.

Blizzard's Diablo III, which came out May 15, took the number one spot last month in sales.

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