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.
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.
Explain why the Wii U is worst system for an MMO please.
Its a Wii game, not Wii U. Comes out for Wii U in March
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).
"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.
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.
DQ was hard game to flop but Square-Enix managed to do it. good job Wada
@wishingw3L no games? tell me why i have 17games for it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
and the worst of all is that they never learn from their mistakes.
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
Someone get this man a beer.
Impart a Haymaker straight to Wada and call it a gen.
Maybe its just a handheld type of game, like Monster Hunter is.
Gee can't imagine why /s
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.
They say MSN Japan is reporting this news, but they don't include a link to MSN Japan? http://sankei.jp.msn.com/ec...
Forgot to include the link when we cited them. Thanks for picking that up! All fixed.
Its cool dude. Nice post btw
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.
^ THIS! they made it an MMO even numbered it and made it part of the main series which is stupid
Final Fantasy did that too, oddly enough it failed too lol.
It hasn't released in the states yet and i believe the U.S is getting a WiiU version. DQ games sell well on nintendo platforms. At least on the handheld anyway. I think with the WiiU games drought this would make alot of them happy if it isn't cancelled already. I guess will see soon.
They may sell in the States, in the West, but nothing like they do in Japan. If it hasn't succeeded or turned a profit in its Home region there's little chance they'll be happy with how it does elsewhere. Nevermind that we're talking about a paid MMO.
I would've bought a Wii U for DQ but then they made it a MMO
Hmmm... do you think They are waiting for the WiiU version?
MSN reporting on bad sales news for Nintendo product? shocked
Is your avatar Mr.SATAN?
Relevant to personal interpretation, perhaps. Watch Enter the Void.
Ah. But if you read the article, it says 'the Wii (and soon Wii U) game is making steady progress. I believe this will pick up once the Wii U version comes out. I myself wouldn't get it on the Wii when a U version is coming.
50% of them being from togashi