In a press release, released earlier today, Yuji Horii announced that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age has surpassed 5.5 million units. That's huge for a title that has never really seen success with western audiences. Just a note, these sales numbers are for every version released and do include physical and digital sales. It also doesn't break down regional sales numbers either. Just a grand total. It has been speculated that at least 75% of these sales are from Japan, but I am unable to verify this figure myself.
Traditional turn based jRPG's have never been very successful in the west, especially the Dragon Quest franchise. Dragon Quest has always been a Japanese game with Final Fantasy always seeing sales in the US. Not to mention traditional turn based jRPG games have been on the decline in general over the last 10 years.
With the success of this game, and Yuji Horii already talking about making another game in the franchise, it seems as though this genre is making a come back.
Personally, I'm a huge Dragon Quest fan and enjoy this series way more than Final Fantasy. So I'm very happy with this announcement and can not wait for the next installment.
This has been James with Game Fix. Game on everybody!
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