Despite only being available in North America and Europe since 12th July, Dragon Quest Builders 2 has now sold more than 1.1 million copies worldwide.

Of course, the game has been available in Japan since December last year, but we're sure the sheer number of potential buyers in the west have made a significant difference over the past few weeks. The news comes from the official Dragon Quest Twitter account.

It deserves those sales, too. We enjoyed our time with the game for review, arguing that in many ways, it manages to beat its inspiration Minecraft at its own game. Here's a snippet of what we said:

The melding of JRPG conventions with the open-ended and creatively focused sentiments of sandbox gameplay proves to go over much smoother than you’d expect, especially now that Square Enix seems to know what it’s doing with this sub-series. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a much more confident game than its predecessor, boldly expanding on its concepts, fixing many of its flaws, and providing an overall more robust adventure experience that fans won’t want to miss out on.

Have you bought a copy? Enjoyed your time with it so far? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

[source twitter.com]