Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has cleared 4 million sales worldwide, combining digital and physical sales
Well deserved, fantastic game and the best JRPG this year.
It was good, but I thought Nier was better. I bought the Japanese version last year, so I put them in the same year. This year's best JRPG for me... I dunno... haven't played anything good released this year from the JRPG side. Probably my wife's favourite will win: Dragon Quest Builders 2 :) That being said, I loved the characters in DQXI and would buy the next game on release as well. I just would have hoped to have a little bit more meaningful exploration and a more expansive world-map like in Souls games (semi-open world)
Great, haven't bought it yet I need to find time to play games 😭😭😭
Well Nier was released last year, and it’s really more an action game then rpg. Great game, but not really comparable to a traditional jrpg like DW.
Originally DQXI was released in July in 2017. I think Nier could be very well compared to a traditional JRPG. Just as much as Tales series are traditional JRPGs, so are Nier and Drakengard games.
Both are different games, hard to say one is better than the other. They are both great games.
@Tapani "I think Nier could be very well compared to a traditional JRPG. Just as much as Tales series are traditional JRPGs, so are Nier and Drakengard games." No offense, dude, but that is just silly. Nier, Drakenguard, and Tales series are action RPGs. Its a completely different sub genre than traditional turn based and ATB JRPGs. Its impossible to get a traditional JRPG fix from action RPGs, whether they are made in Japan or not.
About nearly. 1.9 million for 3DS in Japan, 1.5m for PS4 in Japan. About. 3.4 million in Japan. Meaning about over 600K in the west. Meaning about 60-80% from PS4 and 20-40% from steam in the west. Terrible sales in the west.
The game has only been out 2 months in the west, and it continues to sell. 1 million copies will be surpassed soon enough. That's great. Think before you write.
And? It sold 3 million in the same time frame in Japan. Not only that. There are more PS4 users out there in the west WAY WAY more than Japan. It was marketed well too. But still couldn't reach 1 million.
@DJK1NG_Gaming Dragon Quest is super super popular in Japan. That's why it sold so much in Japan in such a short time. It will easily sell over 1 million copies here, and I'd say that's really good. It's said that in Japan, Dragon Quest games are only allowed to be released during weekends so that they don't disturb Japan's workers. It's super super popular there.
@DJK1NG_Gaming It's not terrible sales at all. In the west, this is a niche title, in Japan, it is huge.
@Felix_Argyle_Catbro By that logic. Monster Hunter World shouldn't have sold more in the west than it did in Japan. Yakuza shouldn't have sold around the same or more than it did in Japan. I can list more.
@DJK1NG_Gaming DQ11 had shit for marketing in the west and it came out a week before Spiderman PS4. 600k sales is phenomenal under those circumstances.
DJ is just mad the Switch version isn’t out yet, and that the game is even offered on PS4 (it’s like blasphemy to him). He complains about how other people want Sony to have a “monopoly” for JRPGs, but will HAPPILY boast about exclusive Nintendo JRPGs. What a damn hypocrite. They are still getting DQ11 on Switch, so he needs to settle the hell down.
Game kind of had a quiet release in the west. Also came out right around the same time as Spider-Man, which probably didn't help. But I think with all the positive word of mouth, it'll have some legs in the west.
Not horrible. Ni no Kuni 2 which has a decent name outside Japan Didn't sell a million outside Japan and it has the same PS4 and Steam release. It's actually pretty good. Especially with the time it came out. With Spiderman, Tomb Raider Etc. I bought it over both, but most won't outside Japan Note: I'm sure with digital sales on PS4 and Steam it definitely is probably more closer to 1.2-1.5 mill. But I mean in a 2 month period. It was like 900k I believe and that's with Japan as well since it was a WW release
Ni No Kuni only did well in Japan on DS in 2010. It was never popular to begin with.
On Switch will sell much better.
"About nearly. 1.9 million for 3DS in Japan, 1.5m for PS4 in Japan. " Wow. Only 20% higher sales on 3DS despite 5X bigger install base than PS4 at the time.
I'm one of those people
You just being overreacting. This is good new for Square Enix. I’m sure they are making more Dragon Quest games to the west.
Overreacting? How? all I said terrible sales in the west. a little over 600K and 3.4 million from Japan that is not overreacting. That facts. Yall just can't accept it. It yall who overreacting and getting defensive.
Terrible sales is a matter of perspective. 600K for a popular, yet less well known JRPG in the west is pretty respectable. You have to put things in perspective to decide on if they're good or bad. The perspective here would be that that's around $35+ million in revenue, which is pretty good to make sure that the game continues to get support in the west, and likely we'll see more titles in the future.
A lot of people are probably waiting for the Switch version.
You should be comedian.
You do realize Dragon Quest is RIDICULOUSLY popular over in Japan? It's almost practically worshiped over there. These are expected numbers for the West. You are a fool if you expected the West to have ANYWHERE close to those numbers in Japan.
First read the comment and second I played Dragon Quest 4-9 and know its popularity. I only commented on western sales on it being over 600k. That terrible for the simple fact of PS4 and Steam userbase in the west. Of vourse majority came from the PS4. I never said anything about it sell near Japan numbers. But it had the potential to but people only cared for Spider Man.
Again, we know JRPG isn’t going to sell a lot in west. But 4 million units sold is impressive and it does. It did marketing well. You called us being defensive and overreacting. Well, you should reconsider your thought.
Im speaking on the western sales not the entire 4 million. All I commented on was the western sales.
Dragon Quest XI was released in Japan in July 2017
90% of the sales came ftom that month
Umm that's not terrible at all. You're missing the point. Dragon Quest is niche in the West. NICHE. You're basically comparing West numbers to Japan numbers and calling it terrible. Install base in the West has nothing to with it. With that logic every game has terrible sales in the West. And why are you comparing it to Spider Man? Something that's MAINSTREAM? Of course that game was gonna destroy DQ in sales. It SHOULD. I don't think you understand the difference between niche and mainstream.
No I was not comparing. I was giving a breakdown on the sales number we have. No where in my original comment I said "compared to"
Just got a copy recently.
Excellent Game, best one in years
Hell to the yeah, the game fully deserves this success.
Getting this for Christmas. Can’t wait lol
Shipped or sold? The US/Eu prelease I saw this morning said shipped, which is not the same as sold. Either way, it's a great number.
Put 100 hours into this and enjoyed every minute. And I never beat long rpgs like this but I've completed 2 of the 3 endings. This is easily a GotY contender, but obviously not enough recognition to make it a contender. God of War is top game for the year, but I wouldn't classify them in the same genre so DQ11 takes 2018 top RPG vote from me.
I'm at about 100 hours so far, and still have a long ways to go (I'm anal about talking to everyone, every time they have something new to say).
Good, these kind of games deserve success. I will be purchasing mine soon.
Well deserved :)
I’d be one. :)
One of my favorite games this year! I hope it continues to sell well in the west.
wow niiice. i havent played my copy yet, i want to get rdr out of the way first to fully embrace myself to DQ
Now please bring over Dragon Quest Rivals & Itadaki Street Crossover for the mean time!
Amazing numbers Congrats DQ team!
Dragon Quest XI seems to be selling about on par with Dragon Quest IX which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it, XI is on 3 platforms (soon to be 4) with the publishers having intentions to make this a big game for western audiences but IX was just on 1 platform with not as much marketing compared to XI.
Loved this game was a blast from start to finish my favorite JRPG this year.
Congrats. It was such a great game, although the middle part of the game is a bit boring.
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