Dragon Quest has not made much of an impact in the west, and I think a large part of that is due to poor marketing. I've been seeing a lot of DQXI Switch advertisements, promotional material, etcetera, and it makes me wonder if this version of the game will be the one to hit big in the west.
I do recall hearing that DQXI had the best selling launch in the west, doubling the previous record, which is great, but the reality is that sales were less than stellar, all things considered. I'm not sure if this is accurate or not, but this Tweet states that DQXI managed 4 million worlwide, and 3.4m of which were Japan. That leaves 600k for the rest of the world.
Have you played DQXI? If so, what platform? Thoughts on the game? Can it reach 1m total sales in the west?
Depends on the tracker you source. Media Create had a lower number, and Gematsu reported as much as 800k shipped in the West.
I would be surprised if the PS4/PC version of DQ11 hasn't passed a million.
Game is quite good though. I played through on PS4 and sunk quite a lot of time on it. I think Switch owners who missed the original release should download the demo and give it a shot. It's a very well crafted JRPG.Last edited by outlawauron - on 30 September 2019