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Submitted by knifefight 673d ago | news

Dragon Quest VII Has Already Sold A Million in Japan (Full Media Create Software & Hardware sales)

"By most reports, the game market is shrinking worldwide. If anyone needed any reassurance of the selling power of Dragon Quest in Japan, however, they just got it. Within its first week, Dragon Quest sold over 800,000, and according to Famitsu, has now gone on to sell a million copies in its homeland, making it the fastest 3DS game to hit a million. That means it outpaced Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Brothers 2, Animal Crossing, and Monster Hunter Tri-G. Now we'll just have to see if it reaches the two million mark more quickly than Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It probably will, but you never know.
Here's the full Media Create chart." -GR (3DS, Dragon Quest VII Remake, Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden, Industry, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Sev  +   673d ago
If only that Dragon Quest was on the Vita...
knifefight  +   673d ago
Hopefully Dragon Quest VIII makes it. I'd love to see that plus an original DQ for the machine. Together, they'd work sales wonders in Japan.
dbjj12088  +   673d ago
If only everything was on the Vita.
Baylex  +   672d ago
I have to agree on this!!
chestnut1122  +   673d ago
I hope Dragon Quest 8 will be ported to handhelds Either the 3ds or Vita, That game was really amazing back in the ps2 days
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Canary  +   673d ago
I'd rather see it on a home console. I think most people would.

It's the only Dragon Quest game that would look better ported to an HD console than re-made on a portable console (compared to its original release, of course).

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But, to reply to your comment more directly: you'd better hope that IF it does get remade for a portable console, that it gets made for the 3DS. Why? Because Square-Enix is hates gamers. The only reason Dragon Quest exists as a thing in North America and Europe is because Nintendo went out of their way to localize the games after Square Enix gave up.

(For the record, Square Enix gave up on Dragon Quest after releasing the Dragon Quest IV remake... only partially translated into English. Yikes).

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And, even then, Arte Piazza--the people responsible for the DQ remakes--are very skilled when it comes to working with 2D assets and sprites... but 3D stuff? Not so much. If DQVIII is any example, a remake from them may not be an improvement.
DivineAssault  +   673d ago
That PS1/PS2 graphical style needs to go already.. i know the 3ds is capable of some great looking character models.. Look at RE Revelations
Kratoscar2008  +   673d ago
They dont need to go they just need to make it better and imo asking for realism in DQ would be suicidal for the series in Japan.
DivineAssault  +   672d ago
maybe but the wii graphics are still much better than this.. Look at the environments
Kratoscar2008  +   672d ago
@DivineAssault

I know, they should had kept the graphical splendor of DQ VIII but apparently good graphics isnt a requirement for Japaneses to enjoy DQ so SE doesnt care, a shame really.
josephayal  +   673d ago
Cant wait for the droid and ios version
chestnut1122  +   673d ago
By most reports, the game market is shrinking worldwide. If anyone needed any reassurance of the selling power of Dragon Quest in Japan, however, they just got it. Within its first week, Dragon Quest sold over 800,000, and according to Famitsu, has now gone on to sell a million copies in its homeland, making it the fastest 3DS game to hit a million. That means it outpaced Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Brothers 2, Animal Crossing, and Monster Hunter Tri-G. Now we'll just have to see if it reaches the two million mark more quickly than Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It probably will, but you never know.
Here's the full Media Create chart:
1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII - 827,922
2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 81,559
3. [3DS] Fantasy Life - 13,342
4. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 11,685
5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - 10,5236.
6. [WII] Taiko Drum Master: Super Deluxe Edition - 8,859
7. [PSV] Demon Gaze - 8,170
8. [PS3] DmC: Devil May Cry - 7,476
9. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon - 7,459
10. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! - 7,383
11. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Monster Monpiece - 7,312
12. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star - 6,452
13. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone - 6,121
14. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U - 5,857
15. [PSP] Heroes' Vs - 5,693
16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 - 5,.674
17. [PS3] Hitman: Absolution - 5,500
18. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II Dubbed Edition - 4,983
19. [WIU] Nintendo Land - 4,486
20. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 - 4,314

DFAQ! Another Killer application from 3ds
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   673d ago
Japan loves them some Dragon Quest.
Nicolee  +   673d ago
DQ7 and 8 are amazing game
kalkano  +   673d ago
Did the DQ remakes for DS not sell well outside of Japan? I'm wondering why they still haven't announced this for North America...
knifefight  +   673d ago
It usually takes them a while to announce them. A lot of games are out in Japan for a while before they're even announced for other territories. It's not always the case, but it's also not unusual.

Now, say, if like 6 months go by and you haven't heard anything, then you can start turning up the Worry Meter a little bit with each passing week.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   672d ago
There is a version, of DQX, planned for the WiiU. Last I read the WiiU version is coming to US.
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