Looks like Dragon Quest XI debuted with stronger sales on PS4 than on 3DS, after all.
Holy crap that was unexpected
Tell me about it. Idk how DQXI is on track to sell on the low end of Square Enix's sales target. Then again they are the same publisher that got disappointed when Tomb Raider '13 "only" sold 3.4 million in its first month.
the one (PS4 version) is one hell of a AAA game with brilliant graphics , story , mechanics, production and the other is just a polygonal 3 -gen- behind game .....obviously PS4 would take over the idiotic 3DS (because i dont know for what reason they created 2 different versions...with one being absolute stellar and the other a mediocre DS rpg)
Square Enix made the 3DS version for more sales and because they could 😑 How is that not obvious And the 3DS version isn't mediocre
@naruga And yet that is what Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter have been over the last 10 years i.e. 2 or 3 gen behind games that only released on portable consoles and they are 2 of the biggest selling franchises in the region. Then people always try to say "console gaming is dead in Japan" when these 2 game series and their choice of platform was simply what "killed it". @PhoenixUp Imagine if the portable Nintendo console version was the only version of the game, think how terrible that would be and how many of us would simply never check out the game ever.......................... ... oh wait.
Well I don't see how this is unexpected, anyone with the choice between PS4 and 3DS version choosing the 3DS version must be stupid.
@ andrew Didn't stop DQIX from outselling DQVIII http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... @ nx Idk how that would be the case. Many people opted to buy the 3DS version of SSB4 over the Wii U version. Everybody can be allowed to prefer whatever version of a game.
Not for all of us. I predicted it years ago, while people told me how insane I was.
It's actually a shame a 3DS version exists, who knows in which way it held back development of the game itself.
@nX: In zero ways. They are two completely separate pieces of software.
@ andrew Except DQIX is currently the best selling title in the franchise, and it's exclusively on DS... @ nx People can be allowed to choose whatever version they want that best suits them. Not to mention there's a large audience who loves Dragon Quest on 3DS You've got to be deranged to think the 3DS version held back the PS4 version, especially when they were developed by different studios and have vastly different mechanics.
Nothing against the 3DS, but, skipping the PS3 was a shame considering how good ViiI was on the PS2, I for one am glad we finally get a good looking console release again for the PS4.
Guess they chose DS cuz it had it had the greatest install base at the time when DQIX started development in 2006. Dragon Quest games always released on the best selling platform in Japan at the time.
I mean sure, that doesn't really answer why the skipped even a PS3 port of that game.
Square Enix never gave a reason, they decided to just put DQ on a handheld just like they did with the KH series at the time
Looks like a like of people are going to be eating lot of crow. Don't underestimate digital sales on PSN compared to eShop.
Im confused about the 1st part of what you said but yeah I agree on the 2nd part.
A lot of people were saying the 3DS version would easily outsell the PS4 version and were boasting when Famitsu and Media Crate revealed the physical software sales numbers. Now this piece of nde reveals they put their foots in their mouths.
Just wait for the release it the west
Agreed. Many said some bold things when those numbers originally came up. Forgetting that PSN destroys anything on 3DS in terms of distribution.
Because the 3DS is old as dirt and most handheld gamers in Japan moved on to the Vita or the Switch. People don't want to play new games on six year old hardware and are only doing so because that's all they have.
They didn't move to Vita or Switch, they moved to their cellphones.
Amd play all those crappy free to play games.
I play my 3ds with no desire for mobile or switch games... and when this releases in the US I'm buying it day 1 for ps4
Of course. The 3DS is an old machine. And yes, the graphics count when you have a choice, since 3DS has always been a second (or third) console for its owners.
Can't wait for it to come out West next year. PS4 version aww yeah
They could have made some money on the Vita, if they decided to port it the 3DS version there too.
As it should since its the definitive version!
Interesting.. Well, hopefully square gets their stuff together and makes more on PS
They play differently, so it's no surprise. On the 3DS it looks more like DQIX, on the PS4 it looks more like DQVIII.
3DS LTD in Japan according to Media Create - 23.203.770 PS4 LTD in Japan according to Media Create - 5.191.123
Well, the differences in the game would make me get the console version too.
Definitely getting ps4 version day 1. Last proper DQ game I played was the one on the NES. But have gotten DQ Heroes 1 and 2 this gen, along with Builders. DQH1 was excellent. Builders is fun. Gotta DQH2.
Let's just wait and see how the eventual Switch version does before we start breaking things down. We don't know how many gamers may be holding out for that version.
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