I’ll be completely honest here. When it comes to fighting games on the PC, they don’t tend to do well. I mean, sure, some games manage to do pretty decently for themselves. But as a whole, fighting games on the PC are niche titles.
However, it seems that no one told the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ this. In fact, the game is doing better than most titles as of recent. They traditionally don’t do good on the platform.
As of yesterday, the title was sitting at 44,000 concurrent players!
That’s massive, but we need some context here. To get a better understanding, let’s look at several other fighting games on Steam.
- Tekken 7: 18.7k
- Street Fighter V: 13.8k
- Mortal Kombat X: 13.6k
- Ultra Street Fighter IV: 5.4k
- Skullgirls: 3.9k
- Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator: 1.3k
- BlazBlue Centralfiction: 1k
With Street Fighter V getting the Arcade Edition upgrade/release recently, followed by Tekken 7, which was released on the PC during June 2017. We could very well see this number surpass 90k at the rate it’s going. Remember, it was only just released on Jan.26, 2018. It hasn’t even been 24 hours as yet.
It just goes to show that Bandai Namco and Arc System Works was really on to something with Dragon Ball FighterZ. Combining one of single most watched anime series of all time, with a fantastic amount of characters and Ok fighting mechanics (it needs a bit of balancing). But there’s no denying that Dragon Ball FighterZ isn’t one of most amazing fighters of generation. And that’s putting it mildly.
Oh, keep an eye out for our review. We ended up getting our review copies late. But rest assured, we’re hard at work on it.
Rocking the Dragon, indeed.
Thanks to BNice over at Reddit for pointing this out.