'Dragon Quest X' sales below expectations

Dragon Quest X, an expensive online RPG with Square Enix at the helm, has not met the company’s expectations, and is a big reason for the studio’s recent financial issues.

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Kamikaze1351894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Shouldn't have released it on the worst possible system for an MMO. I'm not trying to hate on the Wii, but it's true.

herbs1894d ago

Explain why the Wii U is worst system for an MMO please.

Blastoise1894d ago

Its a Wii game, not Wii U. Comes out for Wii U in March

wishingW3L1894d ago

no games, 7 years old hardware, no HDD, no blu-ray playback, $350

Wii U's going through what is known as the "Doom Stage". A phase when the console is relatively new to have a big enough fanbase so developers release games at a slower pace. It can last from 1 to 2.5 years (like the PS3).

Aclay1894d ago

"Explain why the Wii U is worst system for an MMO please"

Because the Xbox/Playstation platforms are much more established online-centric consoles than the Wii/WiiU.

I think DQ 10 would've done much better on Wii if it had been a standard JRPG instead of an MMO.

SilentNegotiator1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Wii U is runner up for worst (non-handheld) system to place an MMO; it has few players and a barely active online gaming community.

NewMonday1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

DQ was hard game to flop but Square-Enix managed to do it.

good job Wada

zillanoir1894d ago

@wishingw3L no games? tell me why i have 17games for it?

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WildArmed1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Ahh man, I got into Dragon Quest with DQ8. One of the best RPGs, no, best games I've played.

I was hoping to see it's sequels on more platforms with the follow ups. Too bad they are choosing to stay exclusive to Nintendo (w/ DQ9 and DQ10)

I don't mind them releasing it on Wii. I just want to play the game in HD glory, DQ8 still looks great on the ps2.

herbs1894d ago

Ahh didn't realize it was just released for Wii, that is stupid. Why not just scrap the Wii version altogether and release it only for Wii U? Strange business decisions.

TheDivine1894d ago

Pc is obviously MMO territory but you forget the wii and ds are the best systems for a DQ game. That's why this is on the wii and 9 was on the ds. The wii sells in Japan, there's a huge audience who play these games. The reason it sold less is prob the mmo bullshit. Should've been a straight jrpg period.

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grassyknoll1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

It really should have been on the Playstation 3/Xbox 360/Vita or DS/3DS. Square Enix have probably made the worst business decisions out of all the video game companies this generation.

wishingW3L1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

and the worst of all is that they never learn from their mistakes.

medziarz1894d ago

They still have yet to actually execute their bad decisions, that's why no change in course yet.
It's evident that S-E strategy was FF for PS3/360 with the inclination towards Sony, while DQ was for Nintendo systems.
FF14 Online - PC/PS3, still yet to come
FF13 series - 360/PS3
Other FF games - PSP/PS3
DQ - DS/Wii

sdozzo1894d ago

Someone get this man a beer.

adorie1894d ago

Impart a Haymaker straight to Wada and call it a gen.

ozstar1894d ago

Maybe its just a handheld type of game, like Monster Hunter is.

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Root1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

Gee can't imagine why /s

Godmars2901894d ago

Thinking they could used brand loyalty to get people to pay for and MMO. In Japan.

Usually they only do such with FF, but that hasn't been working out for them too well.

mrbojingles1894d ago

They say MSN Japan is reporting this news, but they don't include a link to MSN Japan?

stickskills1894d ago

Forgot to include the link when we cited them. Thanks for picking that up! All fixed.

mrbojingles1893d ago

Its cool dude. Nice post btw

Zodiac1894d ago

That's what happens when you release an MMO for a traditionally first persona franchise on a console that is about to be succeeded, and that same console was also not built wit online gaming in mind.

They should have just made a single player DQ game.

j-blaze1894d ago

they made it an MMO even numbered it and made it part of the main series which is stupid

SuperShyGuy1894d ago

Final Fantasy did that too, oddly enough it failed too lol.

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