Final Fantasy IV DS fails to climb or improve performance while Dragon Quest fails to impress at all in the latest UK charts...
Not sure about Final Fantasy IV but I do know that Dragon Quest IV did'nt sell because the franchise is not as popular anywhere else except Japan.The reason why Dragon Quest 8 got so much attention is because the PS2 fanbase was itching to try out a franchise that rivaled Final Fantasy in Japan.Not to mention that Dragon Quest and the DS versions are seen by some as just lazy ports to make quick cash. One more thing is that the announcement of DQ9 being on the DS would be like saying that Final Fantasy XIII would be on the DS.Lately I have no idea of what Square Enix's real iniative is becoming.
To be fair to Square, the Dragon Quest DS ports aren't quick cash ins at all, and are easily as impressive as FF4 DS was.. If you want a quick, cheap cash in, look at Chrono Trigger DS - a straight port, not a remake unlike the FF/DQ DS games. Square's initiative is driven by cash. Even if DQ doesn't take off worldwide, DQ9 on the DS in the DS-loving Japan will mean ridiculous, ridiculous sales.
I understand that.I guess Chrono Trigger would be a more precise candidate for my point.I just believe that Square Enix can be considered more seriously with consumers by remaking the old Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games on a console like the Wii.Seeing DQ4 come to the Wii would blow my mind and I know other fans of the game would buy it day one. The other FF games like 7,8 and 9 would be amazing if remade on the PS3/360 and I wish that Square Enix could understand that.
Agreed with your point. I would also add that whatever potential sales it could have had was also crushed with the popularity of R4DS. Your only a download away from playing Dragon Quest.
They should not have lied to there fanbase by realising FF13 on 360
DQ was never big outside japan so meh as for FFIV I think people are sick of playing that game...and the 39 dollars price definitely did not help either. I am just disappointed that DQIX is on a handheld...I wanted another epic adventure with oblivion-like world but I guess SE only cares about money since production cost on DS cost much much less than on PS3
psp and ps3, stop being idiots Square.
look how immensely well Crisis Core did worldwide.
stick something ff7 related on DS and watch it burn the charts. its not console related, squeenix can't expect the less known FF/DQ titles to suddenly become hot ****
Real gamers don't want to play games stuck in the Past forever. It's nice to play them every now and then when you're feeling nostalgic, but we live in the Present. Games have to reflect that. Plus, it's the DS.
I have FF IV and I am going to get Dragon Quest. I see they dropped the number for Europe. I am just happy I got some JRPGs to play until PS3 ones start to appear.
Let's be fair and compare Crisis Core vs a new IP on the DS both from Square. First we acknoledge that new IP's are not expected to sell or be as easily marketed as succesful franchise titles and their spin-offs. Crisis Core as it stand by NPD has sold 500k while The World Ends With You has sold 260k, by marketing standards both games are a success: Evaluating the success of TWEWTY it’s a shocker a game based on the fictional life of ghosts in a Japanese city would sell well in America to begin with. Add to the fact that Crisis Core had 2 separate Trailers and PSN trailers and IGN trailers. TWEWTY had none of that, just screen shots and youtube videos after the fact… oh and reviews that gave the game either 10’s or upper 9’s. Sales do not stem from an equation of quality solely but more directly and probably in majority from the marketing effort.
Good, that'll teach them a lesson to stop doing portable remakes and start doing next gen games.
What's with the negativity. FFIV DS sold very well in both Japan and US. DQIV DS already has a million sales in Japan alone. As others have said don't even say Crisis Core sold well because it's on PSP it sold well because of the FFVII tacked onto it. You guys must be seeing how the old school rpg game play isn't wanted on the home consoles anymore which is why these are being found on the handhelds and as far as Dragon Quest goes the newest iteration always goes to the hottest system at the time and if anyone doesn't know the DS is that system then it's time to wake up :) DQIV comes out today in the US and I'm getting that bad boy and playing the heck out of it. Plus don't tell me the DS can't have an 80-100 hour experience for DQIX like DQVIII had on the PS2. That's just utter foolishness
fsck your charts and the UK, give it to MEEEEEEEEE!
I think people are waiting more for FF6 and above, and Chrono Trigger remakes.
When will they learn if they put games on the PS3 it will sell more in Japan and if they put games on the PSP it will definitely sell.
Why buy it when you can steal it?
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