Though it’s relatively popular over here in the West, the Dragon Quest series is quite the big deal in Japan, to the point that Square Enix has enacted a company policy to only release each new game on a weekend due to complaints from other companies about loads of employees calling in “sick” and taking vacation days. The latest title, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, is due to arrive in the West sometime in 2018, but it launched this past weekend in Japan and put up some truly impressive numbers.
Famitsu is reporting that Dragon Quest XI has cleared 2 million copies in two days, totaling 2,080,806 copies between both versions and the various bundles they were sold with; the 3DS version sold 1,130,468 units, while the PS4 version sold 950,338 units. Certainly an explosive start for the game, then, and it’s sure to go up plenty more when the Switch port eventually hits, and the Western audiences can get their hands on the game.
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