Will Dragon Quest XI be a success in America?

Since Dragon Quest XI was released in late July of 2017 it has quickly become one of the best selling games for the PlayStation 4 in Japan.  Dragon Quest XI had retails over 2 million units worldwide within 48 hours after its release and has sold at least 3 million units overall.  Keep in mind that Dragon Quest XI was released for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS.  The fact that Dragon Quest XI was such s huge success in Japan may not come as a surprise to many people especially since many fans of the series have been waiting for this game since 2012.


Dragon Quest XI is set to be released in America sometime in 2018 and there are many people wondering how well the game will do in sales.  In America shooter based video games along with RPG’s are both popular genres that people love to buy especially for the PS4 and Xbox One.  Sometime between 2017-2018 Dragon Quest XI is expected to be ported for the Nintendo Switch.  Since the Nintendo Switch has done great in sales in America Dragon Quest XI would be a role playing game will generate the interest of people who own the console.  

Can Dragon Quest XI Sell More Than IX During Its First Week?

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One of the few games that many people are excited to see for the Nintendo Switch is Dragon Quest XI.  One of the cool things about Dragon Quest XI is the fact that it feels like a hybrid between retro and modern day gaming.  The mixture of both 2D & 3D graphics add a nice touch to the game which added to the overall appeal to Dragon Quest XI.  As most of us know Dragon Quest XI is one of the few games that has been highly anticipated for other game consoles besides the Switch such as PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS.  Prior to the release of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies back in 2009 many people were excited for its release due to the various features that were included in the game.  The online gameplay for Dragon Quest XI was interesting along with the 2D/3D hybrid graphics that were utilized in this game.  When Dragon Quest IX was first released for the Nintendo DS it was very impressive in terms of sales especially during its first week.

After Dragon Quest XI was first released it managed to sell at least 2.3 million copies within week one which was unreal.  Since its releasse back in 2009, Dragon Quest IX has been well known to be the best selling game within its series.  After a few years of being available in gaming markets around the world Dragon Quest XI for the Nintendo DS had managed to sell over 5.3 million units worldwide.  The artwork for Dragon Quest XI done by Akira Toriyama is just as beautiful as ever and looks very promising especially for game consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.  As far as whether or not Dragon Quest XI can sell more than IX within its first week remains to be seen.  However, with the amount of anticipation going into the release of Dragon Quest XI it would be safe to say that there is a decent chance that it could top IX in terms of sales within its first week.