Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: Switch Version is a Hit, DLC, Good News for FighterZ

Posted on September 9, 2017

Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan has announced Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the Nintendo Switch is a hit! The game was released earlier this week on September 7 and the game has hit a shortage in terms of the physical version in Japan. More shipments of the physical version are expected to Japan toward the end of this month. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is also available on the Japanese eShop and is listed as the third most popular currently behind a Monster Hunter and Minecraft titles. The popularity of this almost year old game on Switch is certainly good news for fans who want to see Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works’ Dragon Ball FighterZ on Nintendo’s Switch.

Dragon Ball FighterZ producer, Tomoko Hiroki mentioned back in June if fans continue to request Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Nintendo Switch, then developer Arc System Works will create a Nintendo Switch version. Over 22 thousand fans have shown their interest on Twitter along with strong sales of Xenoverse 2 on Switch has made Dragon Ball FighterZ on the platform all but confirmed.

Going back to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – there is currently a small discount as of this writing for the digital Switch version on the Japanese eShop. The game debuted at a price of 7,344 yen ($68.10 USD) two days ago and is currently on sale for 6,609 yen ($61.29 USD). All four Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC packs can also be purchased for an additional 700 yen each ($6.49 USD) or at a slight discount at 2,500 yen ($23.18 USD) if all four DLC packs are purchased as a package. We highlight the digital version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on Switch because if you purchase and download it from the Japanese Nintendo eShop, the game can be played with both English text and the English dub. It is possible for anyone to create a free Japanese Nintendo eShop account by selecting “Japan” as their country when making a new Nintendo account. Although we can’t confirm since we haven’t tried ourselves, we’ve heard if you have a PayPal account, you can purchase the game easily through that method. Of course we recommend purchasing the game when it officially becomes available in your region, which will be September 22, 2017 in North America and Europe both digitally and physically. The price in the United States will actually be cheaper than Japan as it will retail for $49.99 USD.

You can see 40 minutes gameplay of the English-dubbed Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 below thanks to Xiphos Gaming. In the second video, StarGin Games shoes a comparison between the PS4 and Switch versions of the game.


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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is an action-fighting game with MMO and RPG elements in development by Dimps. It was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America on October 25 and in Europe on October 28. The PC version was released on October 28. The Nintendo Switch version is scheduled for September 7 in Japan and September 22 in Europe and North America.