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Dragon Quest IX to Sell 5 Million, Remakes Confirmed

Square Enix surprised everyone by announcing that Dragon Quest IX would be coming to the Nintendo DS, let alone in 2007, but the company has high hopes for the game. Revealed today was how Square Enix could well sell five million copies of Dragon Quest IX, already the most anticipated game of the year, which would make it the biggest ever in the series, following the PSone's Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII on the PS2. However, if remakes and re-releases are included, Square Enix states that the actual best seller is Dragon Quest III from the NES, with six million units sold so far since its original release in 1988. The series as a whole has now surpassed 41 million units as of 31st December, 2006.

In related news, CEO Yoichi Wada spoke in Japan lately and stated:

"This summer, we'll release Battle Road in arcades and Swords for the Wii. Following that, we're thinking of a release 9 once we've released remake versions and so forth." (Dragon Quest IX, Nintendo DS)

PS360WII  +   3113d ago
Isn't 5 million a little low considering there are 10 million+ DS owners in Japan? 40 million worldwide...

Well judging by their past endevures for the DS games maybe they finally learned that they need to make a lot of the carts when releasing.
ITR  +   3113d ago
The DS worldwide is nearing 43 million now.
PS360WII  +   3113d ago
43 million... that's massive. I know it got the record of fastest selling when it got to 40 million in 2 years and 2 months. So yeah I can see it rising faster and faster
RedSeven  +   3113d ago
To be honest, I don't really play my DS that much. Its a cool little system but I don't honestly understand how 43 million of them are sold. I used to love Nintendo big time, but ever since I got a PS3 or Xbox360, I feel like I outgrew Nintendo. Good for them though, but the bright cartoony graphics are starting to die off the attractivness in me..
calderra  +   3112d ago
They can sell 5million copies without anyone yet seeing the game?
That sounds almost like how Sony can sell 5million consoles without anyone seeing any actual games there either!

PS360WII  +   3112d ago
That's what they are projecting. You know what all companies do... and I'm pretty sure they can reach that goal seeing that it's on the handheld that can do no wrong in Japan and this game is the hottest thing for them and that it's been on the top most wanted games since it was announced. But I see where you're coming from.

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