Saying that Dragon Quest is popular in Japan is like saying that Americans are rather partial to hamburgers or that Brits like to indulge in a hot cup of tea every now and then.

Since going on sale July 14th, Dragon Quest IX - the latest entry in the long-running franchise - has shifted an incredible 3.39 million units.

The game is developed by Level-5 and is a DS-exclusive. A western release date is still to be announced.

[via kotaku.com]