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How many copies did Dragon Age sell? — 2024 statistics

Unearthing secrets from the annals of Thedas.

First Released
November 3, 2009
Fantasy role-playing
Electronic Arts

Why do fantasy RPGs like Dragon Age captivate gamers across generations? It’s the thrill of diving into an epic story that unfolds uniquely for every player. Dragon Age, with its rich universe known as Thedas, stands as a beacon in the RPG genre. Across its eight-game lineup, the series has consistently kept fans on their toes. Curious about its impact? Let’s zero in on the Dragon Age sales and explore some eye-opening Dragon Age statistics that showcase the franchise’s monumental contribution to the gaming world. Likewise, if you want to learn more about how much the video game industry is worth, we’ve got you covered!

Dragon Age key stats

Like all good things, we’re going to start from the basics and get into the details as they are available. First, we will look at how many Dragon Age games have been sold in total, as well as their generated revenue. Other than that, you can expect relevant stats and news postings about the games and the series as a whole.

The Dragon Age sales reached over 11.2 million units.

(Source: VG Chartz)

  • Dragon Age: Origins sold 3.2 million units.
  • Dragon Age II sold 2 million units.
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition sales reached 6 million units.

From the first line of statistics, we can see that the series has accumulated a lot of sales for all three of the games, at least as far as the documentation can attest, although the number might be even higher. Nevertheless, we can see that Inquisition was the most successful Dragon Age game, shipping over 6 million units and likely many more in the years since its release.

The Dragon Age revenue reached $32.4 million on Steam.

(Source: VG Insights)

  • Dragon Age: Origins grossed $6.7 million.
  • Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition grossed $16.2 million.
  • Dragon Age II grossed $1.4 million.
  • Dragon Age Inquisition grossed $8.1 million.

BioWare does not post the financial achievement of its games too often, so all we can rely on here is the information from the Steam releases of the games, which will give us a ballpark estimate of the amount of money generated on this platform. Contrary to what you might expect, Inquisition was not the most successful Steam-released Dragon Age game. That position belongs to the Digital Deluxe Edition of Dragon Age: Origins.

72.2% of Dragon Age 2 players chose the female Hawke over the male one.

(Source: Behance)

  • 32.2% of players used Hawke’s default face.
  • 44.3% of players chose the Mage class.
  • 41.7% of players chose the Rogue class.
  • 26.1% of players chose Varric for their party.
  • 25.2% of players chose Fenris for their party.
  • 13% of players chose Anders for their party.
  • 10.4% of players chose Isabela for their party.
  • 7.8% of players chose Aveline for their party.
  • 7% of players chose Merrill for their party.
  • 5.2% of players chose Bethany for their party.
  • 3.5% of players chose Carver for their party.
  • 1.7% of players chose Sebastian for their party.
  • 83.8% of players imported their save from Dragon Age: Origins.
  • 82.8% of players expressed the intent to get Dragon Age III.
  • 72.6% of players played for more than 50 hours.
  • 85.5% of players chose the Mages as opposed to the Templars.

Now for some random statistics from Dragon Age II where we can see that the female version of Hawke is much more popular than the male counterpart, and importing saves was quite a popular practice, for the sake of immersion.

Dragon Age: Origins topped the Steam charts in 2009.

(Source: VG247)

  • The first two spots were taken by two versions of Dragon Age — Origins and Origins Digital Deluxe Edition.
  • The game beat very popular titles like Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2, etc.

Because the games have a gameplay dynamic that appeals to a wide variety of games and fantasy enthusiasts, it is no wonder that the original Dragon Age performed so well on the sales charts. Just like the original, subsequent games enjoyed similar success in the following years.

51% of Dragon Age II players played the game on Normal difficulty.

(Source: Reddit)

  • 24% of players chose Casual difficulty.
  • 15% of players chose Hard difficulty.
  • 9% of players chose Nightmare difficulty.
  • The most popular background for Hawke was as a female mage.
  • 73% of players played the game on PC.
  • 16% of players played the game on Xbox 360.
  • 13% of players played the game on PS3.
  • Varric was the most popular companion, followed by Isabela.

For Dragon Age II, the most notable stat is that the majority of players played the game on PC.

The most popular inquisitor background in Dragon Age: Inquisition was Dalish Elf Mage.

(Source: Reddit)

  • 45% of players chose to play on Normal difficulty.
  • 21% of players chose to play on Casual difficulty.
  • 19% of players chose to play on Hard difficulty.
  • 16% of players chose to play on Nightmare difficulty.
  • 64% of players played the game on PC.
  • 20% of players played the game on PS4.
  • 8% of players played the game on Xbox One.
  • 5% of players played the game on Xbox 360.
  • 4% of players played the game on PS4.

What’s interesting here is the number of people who chose Normal difficulty in Dragon Age: Inquisition is less than half, meaning other difficulties were more chosen than in previous games. This emphasizes Casual difficulty, so some players prefer a storytelling approach to the game.

The Dragon Age series has had over 3.2 million hours watched across their best years on Twitch.

(Source: SullyGnome)

  • Dragon Age: Origins had 1.34 million hours watched in 2022.
  • The game had 83,344 broadcasting hours.
  • It had 153 viewers on average.
  • Its peak viewer count was 17,578.
  • Dragon Age II had 435,269 hours watched in 2020.
  • The game had 19,702 broadcasting hours.
  • It had 49 viewers on average.
  • Its peak viewer count was 6,897.
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition had 1.42 million hours watched in 2022.
  • The game had 117,003 broadcasting hours.
  • It had 162 viewers on average.
  • Its peak viewer count was 14,700.

And finally, we have some general Twitch statistics for all of the Dragon Age games and how many hours watched they gathered over their most successful years. While they did not gather as many hours watched as some more popular, AAA games, that does not mean that these games are anything less than amazing and a great source of entertainment for those who do not want to get into them but just want to watch.

To sum up

Okay, that would be all we have to say about the Dragon Age series and all of the wonder it has brought to the gaming community and to gaming in general. As we can see, there are a lot of choices that go into playing one of these games, and the community is pretty evenly distributed through their choices, highlighting the gameplay variety and everything you can do. That’s all from us, we sincerely hope that you have enjoyed what we’ve had to present here and that you can appreciate this legendary series even more than before!


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