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Submitted by Erimgard 608d ago | opinion piece

Dragon Quest VII Is Flying Off Shelves, Can Dragon Quest X Spark Wii U Sales?

GenGAME writes: The sales numbers are in for Japan for the week of February 4-10, and the remake of Dragon Quest VII is absolutely dominating the charts. The game released on February 7, giving it only half a week from its launch until these numbers were calculated, and it has already sold a whopping 827,922 copies!

To put that in perspective, this game is selling faster than games like Super Mario 3D Land and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which was the fastest 3DS game to two million sales in Japan. If a remake of an old Dragon Quest game can sell at such an astounding pace, the upcoming release of Dragon Quest X for Wii U could be just the spark that the struggling system needs in Japan. (Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dragon Quest VII Remake, Dragon Quest X, Super Mario 3D Land, Wii U)

legendoflex  +   608d ago
I've been wondering for awhile how many holdouts there are for this version. I mean, I never expected it to sell gangbusters - I figured it'd make money through subscription fees - but I feel like the Wii sales were kinda held back...
Godmars290  +   608d ago
Thought it was already out?
Erimgard  +   608d ago
Wii version only.
Wii U version comes out March 30.
knifefight  +   608d ago
Yeah.
Anyone who wanted to play this game really badly already has the Wii version (it came out in August). Since Wii-U has sold terribad in Japan, I doubt the Wii-U version of DQX is going to do big things for itself or for the Wii-U.
Erimgard  +   607d ago
Why would anyone want to play the Wii version?
This game is an MMO, and the Wii has almost unusably bad online. The Wii U has great online. Anyone who actually knows anything about this game wouldn't buy the crappy version.
wishingW3L  +   608d ago
DQX is a pay to play MMO. The game's destined to flop. Especially on Wii U, a console nobody even wants.
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legendoflex  +   608d ago
Meanwhile, which game is Square-Enix's most profitable title ever?
Godmars290  +   608d ago
And yet you're missing the point that few are enjoying the game. That its arguable that those few are enjoying the game and are just hardcore Square fans who will play/pay anything with Square's name on it.

I mean, Square might be making a profit off of 100k people paying to play one of their titles, but once upon a time they regularly literally sold millions of copies of a game.
Omegabalmung  +   608d ago
FFXI !! Did I guess it right?
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Infernostew  +   608d ago
DQX might have been really profitable if it were on PC, PS2 and XBOX360 as well.
PopRocks359  +   608d ago
It could certainly entice RPG fans as well as general fans of the series. No one game can carry a console, but any big release can provide a boost, if only a tiny one.
Kamikaze135  +   608d ago
As a huge DQ fan, I don't think it will make too big of an impact. Reasons being:

1) It's been out for a while on the Wii
2) It's an MMO...something not normal for the series. It may not attract a lot of the current fans.
3) People don't seem to happy with DQX based on the Amaazon.jp reviews. I could be wrong.
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ylwzx3  +   608d ago
no
IcicleTrepan  +   608d ago
Also the fact that it's not even available in north america for any system
DarkBlood  +   608d ago
yeah i have been thinking just now if the wiiu version is going to come out here
ShugaCane  +   608d ago
Maybe not, but a new single player episode could. If it happens, I just hope it's not going to be a Nintendo exclusive.
RTheRebel  +   608d ago
Japs will buy the hell out of this game :)
jc48573  +   608d ago
I wonder how the Japanese gamers feel about the online thing. If they're ok with that, then it will sell. If they're looking more of a solo experience, then it will fail.
Fatty  +   608d ago
I'd love Dragon Quest VII to come over here (it was excellent on the PS1)... DQX though... eh.
CaptainN  +   607d ago
It would be nice to know when this is coming to America !!!!

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