“Is Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero Canceled for Xbox?”: Has Bandai Namco’s Anime Fighter’s PlayStation Exclusivity Been Rumbled by Eagle-Eyed Fans?

Will Xbox fans have to give up their hope of enjoying Sparking Zero with their friends?

“Is Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero Canceled for Xbox?”: Has Bandai Namco’s Anime Fighter’s PlayStation Exclusivity Been Rumbled by Eagle-Eyed Fans?

SUMMARY

  • Dragon Ball” Sparking Zero is an upcoming anime fighter game announced for PlayStation, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
  • Some fans have noticed the Xbox Store page for the game has not been accessible for the past few days.
  • This has led many fans to wonder if the game has been canceled for the Xbox platforms.
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Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero is the talk of anime fighter town right now. Reviving the Budokai Tenkaichi series is one of the best moves by Bandai Namco in recent times. Not only were they solid games, but they also tugged on the heartstrings of many gamers who have fond memories of going head-to-head with their friends using their favorite Z fighters.

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However, there might be trouble on the horizon for Xbox owners. Some fans have noticed a development that is causing some degree of worry as we get closer to a to-be-disclosed release date. With Xbox already facing a lot of flak from their fans, will this be another nail in the company’s coffin?

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero Xbox Store Page Causes Fans to Question Availability

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero to not appear on Xbox?
Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero to not appear on Xbox?

While it’s not something that has been discussed to a great degree, over the past few days, people have noticed that the Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero Xbox Store page is not operable. When you land on the site, you will be told the requested page cannot be found with no alternate link.

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Some fans began to post about this finding on X and Reddit, wondering if it meant Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero was no longer coming to Xbox. Neither Bandai Namco or Xbox have offered any official announcement yet.

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Dragon Ball Sparking Zero taken off the Xbox store
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The game’s official website still lists Xbox Series X and S as two available platforms. But the disappearance of the store page has people wondering if the game is going to be a PlayStation exclusive. Typically, exclusivity is announced when the game is revealed. Only extenuating circumstances, such as Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda during the development of Starfield, would warrant repealing the game’s availability on a console.

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It’s not only the store page that’s been affected. People who added the game to their wish lists have said the title has disappeared from there too. This is leading more people to feel the game has been removed from the Xbox store entirely.

 

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Alternate Theories for Dragon Balls’ Disappearance from the Xbox Store Abound

Xbox better not drop the ball when it comes to this game.
Xbox better not drop the ball when it comes to this game.

People indeed jump to the most sensational conclusions when instances like these occur, but there are other reasons to consider. It could be a coding error that has affected the game title, something that can be fixed fairly quickly. Xbox fans would sigh in relief if this were the case, as they wouldn’t miss out on the Dragon Ball game with the largest fighter roster to date.

Others speculate that Xbox may be gearing up for pre-orders and are updating the page for the same. The puzzling part is that the page has been down for a few days now, and the PlayStation Store is still active. If it was just to update for pre-orders, it shouldn’t take this long, and PlayStation’s page would be taken down as well.

Xbox has been taking quite a few hits when it comes to exclusivity, with titles like Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade. If Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero joins that list, we might have a riot on our hands.

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What do you think is the cause behind the defunct page? Let us know below!

Sagar Nerala

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Gaming was one of my earliest passions then along came writing, and here we are. I've been in the content creation space for several years now and as gamer for even longer. From understanding the complexities of a multilayer narrative to the simply joy of "big gun go boom", my goal is to capture all the emotions in between and put them down in an engaging manner.