After crossing 2 million copies in its first two days, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of the Elusive Age has since rocketed past the 3 million unit mark in its home country of Japan. Square Enix confirmed the sales figure at its Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 in Tokyo this weekend, making it one of the fastest selling games in the series’ history.
The figure includes digital sales and retail shipments, neither of which are measured by Japan’s Media Creates sales figures. The 2 million sales reported earlier in the week is actually a lowball figure, meaning that Dragon Quest XI is actually much closer to its legendary predecessors than previously believed.
As mentioned before, Dragon Quest XI has to sell between 3.5 million to 4.5 million copies to catch up with the likes of Dragon Quest VII, VIII, and XI. With two versions on the market and a monstrous, nationwide marketing campaign underway, it might not take all that long.
In spite of all that has changed in the video game world, the country is still deeply in love with this franchise.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of the Elusive Age will be released in North American in 2018, but Square Enix has yet to confirm which platforms it will focus on. The game is available now in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, and a Nintendo Switch version is also underway.