Dragon Quest XI Sells 2 Million in 2 Days

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Proving as revered as the Final Fantasy series, the newly released Dragon Quest XI has managed to hit sales of over 2 million in Japan over just 2 days, easily surpassing even the western sales of the wildly anticipated Breath of the Wild.

Famitsu has revealed that 2,080,806 total units were sold for both the 3DS, PS4 and the various bundle deals, with the 3DS proving most popular with 1,130,468 units sold as opposed to the PS4’s 950,338, clearly indicating that the Japanese prefer their RPGs on the go.

With the Nintendo Switch version still to come, further franchise records can still be expected; Dragon Quest XI will launch in the west sometime in 2018.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:50 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck those yellow horse fuckers, like always west gotta wait for the fucking release.

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    Comment by Erranty
    07:50 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a game series that realized you don't need amped up realistic graphics to be good. Just gameplay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    On a side note, expect another hiatus from that Hunter x Hunter author.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is Dragon Quest better than FF?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I generally don't enjoy RPGs much, but I'd rather play this than the recent Final Fantasies.

    That's not saying much though. I don't really want to play this either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:44 03/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragon Quest has been stuck under 10 for so long in the West that I keep misreading XI (11) as IX (9)...

    On a side note, how did the empire responsible for Roman Concrete, the Coliseum (sp?), and the aqueducts leave us with such a messy number system (never mind the overly complex Latin language)?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's actually not very difficult to do maths with roman numerals. Division is a lot of work but the rest is really straightforward. All you have to know is how many Cs are one M and other conversions. Then you can just add or remove symbols and get your result.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Me again. Addition is actually much easier in roman numbers. In our decimal system we use transformative symbols, 6+3 = 9. You have to learn that. Roman maths is VI + III = VIIII. Now, you can have 4 of a one kind of symbols so you have to compress: IX. Done. Even for very large numbers, you just have to put all symbols together, sort them, then compress them as far as possible. There's no actual "maths" needed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragon Quest hasn't had an "XI" for so long because they've been releasing expansion packs for X, and spinoff titles for other consoles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What do the japs even like about these shitty series? To me it seems like the game sells only thanks to the shit-eater's nostalgia goggles, rather than the actual quality of the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You clearly haven't played a Dragon Quest game. They are old school fantasy titles. Not everyone wants button smashing press x or whatever to clear a battle.

    Comment by Anonymous

    RIP Hiatus x Hiatus.

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    Comment by Siveria
    22:10 03/08/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I never understood why this series is so popular, I find the gameplay rather bland and boring, and the story is usually not much better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Dragon Quest was the first(?) major popular RPG series in Japan, and Final Fantasy came after? I always see way more DQ references everywhere than FF.

    It's probably different for the West because gaming wasn't as mainstream in the West until later (which resulted in DQ and FF getting butchered in the West for a long time), and most Western people seem to regard FF7 as the RPG they hold closest to their hearts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Pokemon came after

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:08 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because the series is an old school fantasy series that hasn't sacrificed gameplay, story, and everything else for good graphics. I doubt you'll find many Final Fantasy fans that think the jump to 3D has made the games better than FF 1-9.

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