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GungHo Looking To Sell One Million Copies Of Puzzle & Dragons Z On 3DS

Posted by Damien McFerran

Hoping to appeal to kids without smartphones

GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons mobile game is the kind of success story that many development studios can only dream of. It's been downloaded over 18 million times in Japan alone, and generates almost $4 million of revenue every single day.

The company is currently preparing a 3DS version by the name of Puzzle & Dragons Z, which is due for launch in Japan on December 12th. Smartphone-size sales are obviously out of the question, but GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita is predicting that the game will shift one million copies. He stated that the game will be aimed at the many Japanese children who don't currently have access to a smartphone.

The 3DS version isn't a direct port of the mobile version — it will boast additional monsters to fight and deeper RPG mechanics.

GungHo has confirmed that Puzzle & Dragons Z will be getting a western release, but hasn't revealed any specifics as yet.

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (8)

Ralizah

#3

Ralizah said:

Dragon! Dragon! Rock the Dragon! Puzzles and Dragons Z!

It sounds very Puzzle Quest-ish, from what I remember, so I'm interested in it coming State-side.

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

The real reason the 2DS was invented ;-)

P&D Z - it's over NINE THOUSAND!!

Spoony_Tech

#5

Spoony_Tech said:

4million in revenue a day???? What the heck! Is that a typo? Can that even be correct? Sorry but that sounds crazy for one game. If its good then ill give it a look.

I'm not sure how the fortune 500 works but wouldn't that put them in there? That over a billion in a year. No wonder companies are switching over to mobile gaming. If they find that one hit they could be set for life! I want stock lol.

ultraraichu

#6

ultraraichu said:

That would be nice. I love the one I have on my android phone but because they can't transfer data from android to apple and vice versa, I rarely play it.

It's would be cool (and smart) if they utilize streetpass and multiplayer with this game as well.

Kaze_Memaryu

#8

Kaze_Memaryu said:

@Spoony_Tech it actually is pretty simple, since the game is Free2Play on phones, but has a lot of interesting additional content to pay for.

I didn't care too much about it since I never expected to see it (not owning a smartphone, not wanting one either) at all - now I might just gather enough info to determine wether this is good or just overhyped (yet again).

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