Slim figure for long-term franchise fighter
Publisher Koei Tecmo has released their latest financial report revealing that, among many other numbers, that their flagship fighter Dead or Alive 6 sold approximately 350,000 copies in its first month of release.
Now, of course, that’s a six-figure digit, and nothing to be sniffed at, but it’s likely less than the publisher was expecting. Given that Dead or Alive 5 launched with around 600,000 sales, (eventually rounding out at some 1.5 million following the release of Last Round), this latest entry in the 3D fighter has some ways to go in order to catch up.
Dead or Alive 6 hit the PC and console platforms last month to mixed reviews. While it still fights a good fight, it was criticised for its expensive DLC plans, missing features and overall lack of ambition and progress over previous entries in the series. Dead or Alive 6 has also not made the cut for the main stage at EVO 2019, which is no doubt disappointing for the game’s competitive community.
Elsewhere in the report, it was announced that Warriors Orochi 4 currently stands at around 700,000 copies, which is over 300,000 copies more than the previous financial report. In the interim, the game has launched worldwide and on PC, so clearly releasing Warriors games in the west has a very positive impact on sales, having boosted the figure by over 100%
Dead or Alive 6 is available now on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Warriors Orochi 4 is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Dead or Alive 6 shipments top 350,000 [Gematsu]