Square Enix has reason to be pleased with Dragon Quest XI. Since the game was released two months ago, it’s moved over four million copies. Granted, this is a global figure, and it isn’t likely the American sales numbers make up a significant portion of it, but it’s still impressive. Let’s not forget that this came out the same weekend as Spider-Man on the PS4.
No one’s more pleased than Yuji Hori, creator and designer of the entire series. He released this public statement:
I was truly delighted when I heard the news that Dragon Quest XI had exceeded four million sales worldwide. Back when I created the first Dragon Quest game, over thirty years ago, I could not possibly have dreamed that it would become a series that would cross the seas and be played by people all around the world. This is the eleventh numbered Dragon Quest title, and in depicting a ‘hero’s tale,’ also represents a new beginning for the series.
When I think that there are now over four million of these heroes all around the world, and each one has gone on their own individual adventure, it reminds me how glad I am we made the game. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the people who played Dragon Quest XI, both the fans of the previous games and the new fans who started with this one. Thank you all.
Dragon Quest XI is available now for Playstation 4 and PC. Versions for other systems are coming in 2019.