From what we’ve seen of Dragon Quest XI, it could follow in Monster Hunter World's footsteps in appealing to a brand new audience.
That’s not a good comparison to make since Monster Hunter: World was heavily retooled to be more accessible to western tastes while Dragon Quest XI will stay very traditional
Nope. Only way it can if someone Dragon Ball fans flock to it.
“Much like Monster Hunter, one could argue that the Japanese cult series has struggled so much in finding a larger base of players due to its confinement to underpowered hardware.” That’s not exactly the case. - Dragon Quest I-IV found about as much success in the west as most of RPG of its era on the NES. When RPGs became more prominent during the 4th gen the Dragon Quest series didn’t get localized anymore. - Dragon Quest VII releases in the West on PS1 at a time when more people were getting more invested in PS2. Not to mention that the mainline series went on hiatus in the West 9 years prior to its localization. - Dragon Quest VIII marked when the series started gaining traction in the West but it didn’t make it mainstream there. Neither the NES, PS1, PS2 could be considered underpowered during the time they released. Releasing on them didn’t impede their chances of success. In the case of DQVII it was the time it released late in its console’s lifecycle. Plus even if DQIX had released on the more powerful PS3, it wouldn’t have sold any better in the West as it did on the DS. For example Ni No Kuni sold a similar amount on PS3 as DQIX did on the DS in the West. http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... “Dragon Quest VIII was the last mainline series entry to hit home consoles in Europe and North America, for instance, somewhat marred by developer Level-5’s need to fall back on cel-shaded textures, characters, and environments for Dragon Quest’s first foray into full-3D. Aesthetically the games were still playing catch up to Square Enix’s other JRPG series Final Fantasy” DQVIII having cel-shaded graphics can’t in any way be seen as a detriment. The game looked quite stunning and it was the best way to bring Akira Toriyama’s aesthetics to life. You can’t compare it to Final Fantasy since they both go for completely different visual styles. “For all its franchise success and celebrated reputation, Final Fantasy is very much a mixed bag in terms of quality and execution by comparison. Tweaking turn-based battle mechanics with each new game before fully making the transition to open world with Final Fantasy XV, the franchise is intent on adapting to Western tastes rather than letting them embrace it for the unique flavor only JRPGS can offer. Dragon Quest might be equally renowned for its ability to reinvent itself, complete with a new world, new story, and new characters every time, but it still never loses sight of its identity as a traditional JRPG.” That’s why Final Fantasy is a more successful franchise in the West than Dragon Quest though. FF’s willingness to change itself has caused it to become more appealing to western audiences while DQ’s willingness to stay extremely traditional is the reason it’s remained a niche franchise outside Japan.
DQIX was DS. Not PS3.
It's much shorter than everything you wrote Japan just like me prefer turn based rpg games Western prefer action based rpg Dragon quest is turn based Final fantasy stay with action based This why dragon quest sell better in Japan vs final fantasy and have its own holiday While final fantasy sell better in the west I think Japan have better taste, turn base the best So the answer is no it won't sell as much as monster hunter because monster hunter is action based
@ Sega Yeah no shit, hence why I said “even if DQIX had released on the more powerful PS3” with if being the keyword. @ Gemmol Dragon Quest would outsell Final Fantasy in Japan regardless. Plus only FFXI, FFXII, FFXIV & FFXV have action orientated combat, not the the entire series. Turn based combat is not the best, it’s just another option. Comparing DQXI to MHW is stupid because of drastically western the game was made as opposed to DQXI staying traditional. Idk why this site doesn’t try to compare DQXI to P5
No way. 99% of the time, it takes AAA to replicate AAA sales numbers. You should be comparing it's sales to another mid-tier game, and Persona 5 is what makes the most sense.
Nope SE decided to launch it 3 days before Spider-man.should have picked August.
Skip spiderman and get it
I think the DQ series is a massive franchise just like Final Fantasy. I really hope that DQXI sees great success in the west as much as , if not moreso than, in Japan. Thing is, Monster Hunter World has a strong emphasis on co-op, and people gobbled it up because of this primary component. DQXI doesn't have online play, but I hope it resonates with people in the west simply for the sheer quality of it.
DQIX sold 1 million in the US. The US already likes DQ enough. US only got Heroes and Builders due to increased interest in the west for DQ. Same with DQ7 remake. Enix said if enough people bought Heroes they would consider bringing XI to the US. DQ will never sell gangbusters in the US but it will still do well.
No. Also, I’m already upset the Square Enix won’t release the 3DS version. I thought that was so cool when they showed the old school version of the game for the 3DS and the current gen version for PS4.
It's SquareEnix. So, no.
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