Dragon Ball FighterZ Is The Best Fighting Game Digital Console Launch Of All Time
Dragon Ball FighterZ, the fighting game based on the popular series by Akira Toriyama, has had a great launch, selling nicely on all formats, and it’s setting out to be one of the most popular fighting games in recent times.
SuperData Research recently released a report regarding worldwide digital sales, which have increased by 11% in January. Among the best selling games are Call of Duty: WWII, Monster Hunter World, Grand Theft Auto V, Fortnite Battle Royale and Dragon Ball FighterZ. The Arc System Works developed game is also the most successful fighting game digital console launch of all time.
Worldwide digital spending grew 11% in January year over year. Gamers spent $8.9B billion digitally on games across all platforms in January. Continuing their decline, the Social and Pay-to-Play MMO segments shrank 5% and 9%, respectively. The Premium PC segment grew 24%, while the digital console market grew a staggering 57% year-over-year. Console’s fantastic growth was due in part to the success of Monster Hunter: World and the triple-A slate released during the holidays. Mobile and Free-to-Play MMO segments continued to grow, 11% and 1%, respectively.
Dragon Ball FighterZ received this week a new update, which adds the Party Match mode and addresses some issues.
PARTY MATCH: Added the Party Match feature which enables automatic match-up with 5 other players to play a Party Match.
REPLAY CHANNEL: Expanded Replay Channel functions (added “Followed Player Channel” and “Search Channel”) – Previous replay data will be deleted
RANKED MATCH / CASUAL MATCH: Added controller vibration to indicate when an opponent has been found
ARCADE MODE: Added “Return to Character Selection” and “Return to Course Selection” after completing a course
TRAINING MODE: Fixed a bug that shows the Dragon Balls collection animation while options were set on “Do not display”
TRAINING MODE: Fixed a bug that made the Assist Gauge recover when player guards continuously
BATTLE TUTORIAL: Fixed a bug that prevented the UI to be displayed properly when player passes the objective right after the beginning of the match
GOKU BLACK: Fixed a bug that prevented the character to disappear when Goku Black’s Special Move ” The Work of a God ” was used after an Ultimate Z Change
ANDROID 21: Fixed bug that prevented Android 21 from disappearing immediately after she is called in for a Z-Assist and the main character takes damage
ANDROID 21: Fixed a red visual bug when Android 21 is called in for a Z-Assist and the main character takes damage
FRIEZA: Fixed a bug that prevents Frieza to properly use “You Must Die by My Hand!” when lying on the ground after his Golden Frieza transformation
HIT: Fixed a bug that prevents the “Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack” effect to disappear when used during Ultimate Z Change and Hit’s Meteor Special Attack
HIT: Fixed a bug that prevents the Z-Assist character to disappear when the main character is damaged at the very same moment by Hit’s “I Keep Improving” attack
TIEN: Fixed a bug that makes a character invisible when both the main character and Z-Assist character are damaged by Tien’s attack “Farewell, Tien…”
CAPTAIN GINYU: Fixed a bug that allows Ultimate Z Change to be performed with less than 3 gauges after performing “Powerful Energy Wave”
MAJIN BUU: Fixed a bug that makes the opponent invincible if Majin Buu’s “Standing Light – Follow Up 2” and the opponent’s Super Dash hit simultaneously
ANDROID 18: Fixed a bug of voice/mouth synchronization when special dialogues are played against Piccolo and Vegeta
OTHER FEATURES –
SHENRON: Fixed a bug that prevents Destructive Finish and Stage Destruction effects to appear with a character resurrected by Shenron
SUPPORT CHARACTERS: Fixed a bug that prevents voices of Support Characters (like Android 17 or Ginyu Force) to be played normally when called into battle
DRAGON RUSH: Fixed a bug that reversed the guard controls when a character is being changed by a Dragon Rush
Dragon Ball FighterZ is now out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.