When I first laid eyes on Dragon's Dogma, I thought the game had a fair few interesting ideas, but genuinely wondered how the game, given its massive budget, could recoup costs. But Capcom has just stated the game has shipped over one million units -- it's possible that the risk the publisher took with this large scale development may have paid off.
Of course it's impossible to say, given that we have no real idea what Capcom's expectations for the title were, but it looks as though the game has been successful. According to a press release from Capcom, from first week sales, Dragon's Dogma has become the best selling new IP released in Japan in the last 10 years.
It's great to see an ambitious new IP succeed, particularly one as interesting as Dragon's Dogma.