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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Dragon Quest XI coming September 4th to PS4 and Steam - Switch 'much later', no 3DS version

I can undewrstand they cancelling the 3DS localization, but why is taking the Switch version so long to get finished?



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Didn't know there was a PC version on the way. Guess that's what I'm buying.



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Train wreck said:
This is going to get the Monster Hunter treatment, best selling DQ in the west forthcoming.

Launching in September, 1 year later after the intial release, against all the big AAA western dev ?

I can't see that happening.



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JRPGfan said:
Pavolink said:
Lose interest in the game due to lack of info (Switch).

It ll probably come out at some point, just you might have to wait a additional half year, or year's time.

The news that its not comeing to 3DS sucks though.

Because the 3DS models are all backwards compat, to play DS/DSi games, you could play:

DQ4,5,6,9 from the DS And DQ7,8,11 from the 3DS.

It woulda been cool to have DQ4 -> 11 playable on the 3DS.

Sadly thats not going to happend, unless some "fan translation" of the japanese 3DS game is in the works.

I'm thinking that maybe Nintendo will localize the 3DS version like the others.

I can understand SE, as the pc and ps4 versions have the potential to sell more than the 3DS version in the west.



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Mar1217 said:
Train wreck said:
This is going to get the Monster Hunter treatment, best selling DQ in the west forthcoming.

Launching in September, 1 year later after the intial release, against all the big AAA western dev ?

I can't see that happening.

Well it is releasing 4th September which should be before all the big AAA western games which are usually focused around October/November.

It's also likely to interest a very different audience to the Battlefield/Call of Duty/FIFA/Red Dead crowd, so competition from those may not be an issue either way.

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Mar1217 said:
Train wreck said:
This is going to get the Monster Hunter treatment, best selling DQ in the west forthcoming.

Launching in September, 1 year later after the intial release, against all the big AAA western dev ?

I can't see that happening.

I'm sure you didn't see Monster Hunter clearing 8 million either.

Its six weeks clear of any major 3rd party fall title and it'll be properly marketed before release (key on Square Enix's statement of westward expansion).  The west means more than just the US, in Japanese heavy France, this game will sell a lot.  The combination of that and a PC release means its another major Japanese 3rd franchise that has records set in its sights. 



Barkley said:
No localisation of the 3ds version is really weird. As is still knowing absolutely nothing about it on the Switch.

Square-Enix is biased against Nintendo systems. If it weren't for Nintendo taking on localisation and publishing duties, virtually all of Square-Enix's 3DS and Switch games would have remained Japan-exclusive.

Square-Enix general approach to fan requests for their 3DS and Switch games is "Ask Nintendo." The lack of a 3DS release of Dragon Quest XI in the West doesn't come as a surprise. The Switch version being an uninteresting side project isn't shocking either. It's par for the course for this publisher.



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Great, I'll be getting it for ps4

With ps4/PC I think they will have nice numbers in the west. Trying to get something like a MHW story



RolStoppable said:
Barkley said:
No localisation of the 3ds version is really weird. As is still knowing absolutely nothing about it on the Switch.

Square-Enix is biased against Nintendo systems. If it weren't for Nintendo taking on localisation and publishing duties, virtually all of Square-Enix's 3DS and Switch games would have remained Japan-exclusive.

Square-Enix general approach to fan requests for their 3DS and Switch games is "Ask Nintendo." The lack of a 3DS release of Dragon Quest XI in the West doesn't come as a surprise. The Switch version being an uninteresting side project isn't shocking either. It's par for the course for this publisher.

It’s weird seeing SE Japan being such a great 3rd party for Nintendo but western SE being so fucking awful.



Mar1217 said:
Train wreck said:
This is going to get the Monster Hunter treatment, best selling DQ in the west forthcoming.

Launching in September, 1 year later after the intial release, against all the big AAA western dev ?

I can't see that happening.

Well, it has to sell something like 1.8-2 million to be the best selling one in the west. I think its possible