Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Global Total as of 07th Oct 2017 (units): 5.79m
Platform: Nintendo DS
Developer: Level 5 Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (202)

Keybladewielder (on 18 August 2016)
I like this game a lot, a charming adventure with very fun turn-based combat. I'm glad it sold well in the west.
leyendax69 (on 27 July 2015)
@StreaK: yes I was wrong, my comment is pretty old and I didn't really know how much FF sold in japan, but still Dragon Quest sells a little better
atma998 (on 09 July 2015)

DQIX sold near 1.5M outside Japan.
Skullwaker (on 04 July 2015)
@StreaK FFVIII isn't the fastest selling JRPG of all time, that would be Pokemon Black/White for the DS.
StreaK (on 21 June 2015)
@leyen: Huh??? FFVIII sold 3.63 million in Japan and this did 4.35 million. Not even close to double. It didn't even sell a million more. Plus, FFVIII is still the fastest-selling JRPG of all time. Did over 2.5 million in one week.
Also, FF sells a million throughout the entire world and DQ is only relevant in Japan, really.
atma998 (on 01 September 2014)
Best selling DQ game ever at 5.74M, more than 500k more than DQVIII.
leyendax69 (on 20 April 2013)
Wtf this game sell double than any Final fantasy :O so popular ip in japan
DieAppleDie (on 04 February 2013)
im playing this, innocent and kiddie, still a lot of fun, nice little game
atma998 (on 07 April 2012)
5.60M, Sold 400k more than DQVIII. Square-Enix made the right decision after all.
Salnax (on 06 January 2012)
I think it's safe to say that Dragon Quest has a place in Western markets now. Over a million units without Japan is nothing to sneeze at.
3nix (on 29 November 2011)
Great game will be buying more DQ games!
Fededx (on 08 July 2011)
Bought it, finally! Hoping to play it soon! Have to finish Zelda OoT 3D first!
MrT-Tar (on 08 July 2011)
This game is doing really well, particularly in Europe IMO
atma998 (on 25 June 2011)
5.50M! Amazing sales!
TheConduit (on 23 June 2011)
cromeros (on 03 June 2011)
Great game for DS!!!
miqdadi (on 24 May 2011)
This is definitely one of the best RPG out there, I still think 6M is within reach
Fededx (on 23 May 2011)
I have to buy it yet, it suddenly went expensive where I live...
ZuZayLi (on 22 April 2011)
they expected 5.5 millions sales, worldwide. Great for them
postofficebuddy (on 16 March 2011)
Square Enix just announce that this reached 5.3 million shipped at the end of the year. Seems a bit overtracked.
Immortal (on 12 March 2011)
5.5m's visible, but could 6m still be possible at the end of the road? Or might DQX be the first?
Attoyou (on 08 March 2011)
Boutros (on 07 March 2011)
The franchise seems to expand further and further with every new iteration in Japan but it is to be noted that it is not the case in the Americas. There's this huge market that they could reach if only they tried harder to implement the genre here.
Fededx (on 04 February 2011)
Have to get mine as well, currently playing DQ5 and it's amazing! Already preordered DQ6, that game's gonna be hard to find in a few months, like DQ5... :S Hope I can get DQ9 before May!
sep85dd (on 03 February 2011)
I finished the last boss a couple of days before, after 85 hours of Gameplay ^^ Epic Game, GotY 2010. And now iwant DQ X.
Beuli2 (on 29 January 2011)
Very very good sales in others, over 1 million in the west. I still have to get mine.
A203D (on 29 January 2011)
Miqdadi, theres no way thats happening on a Nintendo console. Dragon Quest is still far behind the western sales of FF13, and more importantly way no where near as popular as FF7 here in the west. and imho it cant be as popular on a casual console.
miqdadi (on 29 January 2011)
We may see a new King to RPG soon, after Square-Enix shifted this giant to Nintendo it's moving forward and closing on FF sales, Elder scroll is the western giant battling it out with the two Japan giants
atma998 (on 21 January 2011)
18k this week ans still selling more than both version of FFXIII combined on a weekly basis. Square-Enix did a smart move in releasing this game on the DS at the end.
stitch55555 (on 10 January 2011)
I hope to buy as soon as possible but still I have many unfinished jrpgs -_-
alvarito (on 06 January 2011)
million seller outside japan! congratutaliton!
Pretendo (on 03 January 2011)
Should hit 1 million outside of Japan next week. I just ordered the game from Amazon. I can't wait to play it
Fededx (on 01 January 2011)
980 k outside Japan, pretty good!
axumblade (on 28 December 2010)
BTW, this and the newest Pokemon games are on sale at Best Buy for $19.99! Great deal!
axumblade (on 28 December 2010)
This is apparently my 300th game I own. ^.^ I have to say that I'm glad it was this game. :)
spurgeonryan (on 27 December 2010)
So i guess in popularity so far its Pokemon, this , then monster hunters. SAdly the only one that does good outside of Japan is pokemon (and i mean really good not just 200-400 thousand a region).
atma998 (on 24 December 2010)
Sold 60k this week! Jeez this game have solid legs!
Reconnection (on 20 December 2010)
Great sales in EMEAA :O Woo! 5 mil WW! Such a fun game.
DavidValbu (on 20 December 2010)
This franchise is growing up outside Japan the same way Final Fantasy did a lot of years ago. That's good.
spurgeonryan (on 16 December 2010)
What DavidValdu? We gave it over 300,000!
cromeros (on 10 December 2010)
Good... indeed!!
Fededx (on 10 December 2010)
It sold so good, DQ6 is coming!
CrankyStroming (on 09 December 2010)
Party at my place in May, then.
Nintendogamer (on 09 December 2010)
It could top 1M in EMEAA oneday.
DavidValbu (on 09 December 2010)
It's selling incredibly well in EMEAA. What's going on in Americas?
Jukrimidrofi (on 03 December 2010)
Awesome game, i have spent almost 300 hours in it.
Buzzi (on 02 December 2010)
Go DQ IX, you're such a beautiful game!
Salnax (on 26 November 2010)
It's going to reach a million outside of Japan. Not bad for a very traditional Japanese game.
Fededx (on 26 November 2010)
DQ6 should be announced soon in the US =)
CrankyStroming (on 19 November 2010)
Funny how the Americas numbers went up a lot at the same time EMEAA totals dropped below 10K.
pokeclaudel (on 15 November 2010)
I don't know why but I just love this game. It's a shame the series does so little outside of japan.
IxisNaugus (on 14 November 2010)
There we go, 5 million. Maybe it can leg it out to 500,000 in EMEAA.
Fededx (on 12 November 2010)
It sold very good outside of Japan!
menx64 (on 11 November 2010)
5 millions!!!!
Christian973 (on 04 November 2010)
Best selling Dragon Quest yet and it was on a Nintendo Platform :D These sales makes me a happy gamer. :D
Fededx (on 28 October 2010)
Best Selling Dragon Quest Ever! :)
atma998 (on 22 October 2010)
5M is coming soon!!!
IxisNaugus (on 25 May 2010)
Adjusted down a bit.
IvorEvilen (on 22 May 2010)
IxisNaugus (on 20 May 2010)
Yep, the dates have been set, and now we simply wait for what may just be the best JRPG in a long, long time.
whatz3rname (on 20 May 2010)
Can't wait!
GuyDuke (on 19 May 2010)
YEAH! It comes here on July 11th!
atma998 (on 18 May 2010)
Holy cow! 4.3M in Japan only. This game is a monster!!!
Christian973 (on 30 April 2010)
This means that Dragon Quest X on Wii will sell like Hotcakes.
abcdario (on 14 March 2010)
It is not only SE, Namco´s Tales Of series went the same, Tales of Symphonia for the Game Cube was only planned for Japan, it was Nintendo the one that forced Namco to bring it here and it became the most sucessfull title of the series.
DivinityFire (on 07 March 2010)
While SE has already made a ton of money for this one in Japan, I wish they would realize there are a bunch of fans in America and Europe that like this series. They are just taking forever to even announce a release date. All that was announced was that Nintendo is publishing now (?). I think that's unacceptable really. It's like they don't care if it comes over or not. DQ8 did go Greatest Hits. Not like it bombed over here.
waytofailself (on 24 February 2010)
Nintendo publishing it and releasing it in the USA. Confirmed! Woot!
ChichiriMuyo (on 17 February 2010)
And now it's #1 in in its series (in Japan). I wonder if they can break their own record again. Only 5 and 8 didn't.
DavidValbu (on 07 February 2010)
When the hell SE think about bringing this one outside of Japan?
Nintendogamer (on 06 February 2010)
I want this, I hope it comes out soon instead of 2011.
whatz3rname (on 22 January 2010)
NA release date please!
Khuutra (on 09 January 2010)
Great legs for DQ, no doubt!
TheConduit (on 09 January 2010)
Best selling Square game in Japan
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 04 January 2010)
Just one little number now and it's going to be the best-selling Dragon Quest ever in Japan.
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 04 January 2010)
still sells
oliist (on 18 December 2009)
Actually I changed it only three times. ;-)
SaviorX (on 12 December 2009)
Is it just me, or has this game's name changed in the database like 6 times?
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 27 November 2009)
60k more and it's going to be tied for best sold DQ-game in Japan. Not bad at all.
kopstudent89 (on 17 November 2009)
although this will probably end up as the biggest DQ game in terms of sales, its only the 5th best selling title for DS in japan, at 4 mil +!!!! Just shows you how monstrous the DS is over there
TheConduit (on 13 November 2009)
Only 50k away from being the best selling game in Japan not made by Nintendo.
TheConduit (on 08 November 2009)
1.2 million in sales seems to suggest some popularity for the series outside of Japan.

I will say that DQ9 will sell over one million copies overall outside of Japan.
Kenryoku_Maxis (on 30 October 2009)

While the game might have gotten positive reviews by critics, that didn't help it down the road.

If anything, what helped the game sell was the initial advertising and the FFXII demo. The fact that subsequent followings in the series lacked advertising to back up SE initial 'push' shows that DQVIII didn't propel the series outside Japan. It just sparked peoples interest...which unfortunately, that interest fizzled following DQVIII because of that lack of advertising (and poor localizations).

Hopefully someday, like with DQIX maybe, SE will get its act together.
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 28 October 2009)
it can sell 5 millions in japan if square-enix do a price-cut and advertise it in holidays
Faxanadu (on 23 October 2009)
Massive sales. Well done DS Japan.
TheConduit (on 21 October 2009)
DQ8 may have had the demo but it was still a great game well received by western critics and no doubt helped propel the series outside of Japan.
DavidValbu (on 18 October 2009)
My god, 4 M! And there is still holiday season to give it a boost. It can relly reach 5M next year only in Japan.
metalgearmatt (on 17 October 2009)
Dragon Quest games are ment for DS and not this #rd person battle system crap either.

Dragon Quest V/IV DS remakes were the perfect model for Dragon Quest games onwards.
darthdevidem01 (on 17 October 2009)
amazing sales, just amazing!

but don't expect BIG Western Sales

DQ8 only sold well as it came with the FF12 demo!
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 16 October 2009)
4,000,000 millions
*throws confetti*
best selling square enix videogame of all time in japan
IxisNaugus (on 15 October 2009)
4 million indeed. Can't wait till this finally gets here.
whatz3rname (on 15 October 2009)
4 million!
TheConduit (on 25 September 2009)
Head starts do matter because it means more consoles. The Wii will have more consoles and the attach rate for the game will be higher on the Wii than the DS.

And the difference between the DS and PS2 sales arnt so different that the Wii can beat DQVIII and not DQIX.

Just wait and you will see the Wii version outsell the DS version based on the fact that its a home console.
Soriku (on 24 September 2009)
Head starts don't matter. Handhelds have proven that they are the dominant force in Japan. By the time DQ X comes out the Wii will have a higher userbase, yes, but I still don't see it outselling DQ IX. I see it outselling DQ VIII though which would still be great.

Personally I think DQ X will beat out DQ IX in quality by far but sales wise DQ IX will beat it.
TheConduit (on 24 September 2009)
The DS had a huge headstart over the Wii thats all.
When Dragon Quest x comes out for the Wii in Japan thr install base of the Wii will be much bigger.
Not to forget the DS version although there is no doubt it will outsell DQ7 in Japan it has signifigantly more consoles out there and has a much lower attach rate than DQ7.
The Wii version will alos have a higher attach rate than DQ9 for the DS.
Soriku (on 22 September 2009)

Because handhelds are different beasts...

It could beat DQ VIII in Japan and maybe DQ IX in the West though.
TheConduit (on 22 September 2009)
How can you say DQX will not beat it.
By the time it comes out (which based on the present information on the game being what platform its on is a long way off)
DQ10 may appeal be better, the Wii may sell more, people might like the home console version more and it could just be a better game.
Faxanadu (on 21 September 2009)
This will by far be the best selling Dragon Quest game ever.

And DQX will not beat it.
Kenryoku_Maxis (on 20 September 2009)

While this game is selling VERY well, the plan to put DQX on Wii is probably best because it can spur a similar explosion in sales from being on a new medium and tap the latent potential of the Wiis marketshare near its end, much like the PS2 did last gen. Plus, some people just will want a return to a console system for the main series, and the Wii is the most Japan friendly system with the largest userbase.
Erik Aston (on 18 September 2009)
That should be that. Now pacing ahead of DQ7 again.

TheConduit (on 17 September 2009)
Only 0.22 till it beats DQ7
Erik Aston (on 06 September 2009)
Only DQ7 left to fall, and after falling behind in week 2, DQ9 now looks to overtake DQ7's sales pace soon.

In week 8, Dragon Quest 7 sold 26K units, bringing its total to 3,845K.
In week 8, Dragon Quest 9 sold 69K units, bringing its total to 3,807K.

In week 9, Dragon Quest 7 sold 17K units, bringing its total to 3,863K.

In week 9, Dragon Quest 9 needs to sell 56K to move ahead of DQ7's sales pace.
arsenal009 (on 04 September 2009)
This game is showing legs, I think it will be able to outsell Dragon Quest 7 in Japan.
TheConduit (on 03 September 2009)
I think there are many people out there who will apreciate the improved visuals the home consoles brings over the DS portability.

This game is not dropping off nearly as quickly as other DQ games in the series
MonstaMack (on 03 September 2009)
It should beat Dragon Quest VIII over time in sales, and then some.

Why bother putting Final Fantasy, hell any epic RPG, on consoles anymore when you can get sales like this? I wonder if Square-Enix is wishing they re-thought the next DQ being on Wii and what not.
TheConduit (on 31 August 2009)
According to next weeks sales this has overtaken DQ3 in Japan which had 3.77million in sales.
TheConduit (on 28 August 2009)
DQ8 down
TheConduit (on 25 August 2009)
I hope so
HelloMotto (on 24 August 2009)
looks like it has chance of surpassing dq7's sales in japan
TheConduit (on 24 August 2009)
According to famitsu sales figures this game has sold at least 3.73million copies

DQ8 has been outsold in Japan

DQ3 at 3.77milllion is next
IxisNaugus (on 23 August 2009)
Good god it didn't drop, in fact it went up... judgment day is upon us people
scottie (on 23 August 2009)
A DQ game with legs? God help us all
TheConduit (on 22 August 2009)
Gonna surpass DQ8 sales in Japan next week

Hope this outsells DQ7 in Japan
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 21 August 2009)
Sales actually went UP? Wow, I was pretty sure this game would win over previous DQ-games in Japan, but if it actually manages to have proper legs it may well not just win over them, but obliterate them.
invetedlotus123 (on 21 August 2009)
Well, it stopped to drop, legs for DQ? It would be just awesome!
Mutiverse37 (on 18 August 2009)
I agree on both counts. I was just comparing where 8 left off technologically and 9 began. It's the numbers and profits game. SE will make more $ with DQ on DS.
Roflinator (on 18 August 2009)
@Multiverse37: Well, I didn't say the game would suck on HD, I just don't think DQ in HD is really all that necessary. Kind of how Mario doesn't need a story.
Mutiverse37 (on 17 August 2009)
You're right about the small number of HD console owners but I still can dream.
You should take that debate to Hironobu Sakaguchi (I am sure I spelled his name wrong) Your all rigth. This game would totally suck on the PS3 or 360. 64 bit cartridges is the answer.
Roflinator (on 17 August 2009)
@Multiverse37: DQ's point was never about graphics.

Can we please stop giving a damn about "OMFG AMAZING GRPHIX" in RPGs?
Fleeman (on 16 August 2009)
maybe if the hd consoles moved some units in japan Dragon would be on them it needs less them 900, 000 units to out sell both consloes combined
Mutiverse37 (on 15 August 2009)
I know. I am familiar with those DQ feelings. I have played them all too, and there are more DS owners globally than any other system. I just think HD would be like iceing on the cake. In an RPG, the story is the most important component though with music being second.
ZuZayLi (on 14 August 2009)
multiverse37, Dragon Quest fans, like me, don't care about HD or something, they care about Dragon quest feeling in the game. I'm playing the game (120 hours) and I love it!
Derixs (on 14 August 2009)
I am so looking forward to this game once it is released stateside.
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 14 August 2009)
This'll without a doubt pass DQ8 and DQ3 in Japan-only sales. Will it pass DQ7? Time will tell.
Mutiverse37 (on 12 August 2009)
I was kind of hoping DQ would enter the HD universe. I understand the move to DS, but the visuals are definitely old technology....oh well.
TheConduit (on 12 August 2009)
Just beat Monster Hunter portable 2ndG
sc94597 (on 11 August 2009)
Awesome game. Read my impressions thread if you want to know more about my opinion on it. It does so much right.
DavidValbu (on 11 August 2009)
Looks like in his fourth week it has already surpassed the mark DQ7 achieved by the time it arrived at the week number four.
FaRmLaNd (on 10 August 2009)
crazy sales
Riot Of The Blood (on 10 August 2009)
Anyone know when this game is do in the US?
DavidValbu (on 08 August 2009)
3rd party games do not sell on Nintendo systems....oh, wait....Ouch!
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 08 August 2009)
I think this might climb up to the best-selling DQ-game in Japan. 700k more and it beats DQ7. Come on, Japan!
TheConduit (on 06 August 2009)
Based on the sales curve of Dragon Quest 8 this game looks like it has a shot at number 1 in Japan
TheConduit (on 04 August 2009)
Although it will not be in the top ten selling games it may be in the top ten most played considering how long DQ games are

Majin-Tenshinhan (on 03 August 2009)
Will without a doubt outsell DQ8 (in Japan, atleast). Not bad.
TheConduit (on 02 August 2009)
By next week this will have outsold the PS3 in Japan

No matter how good Final Fantasy 13 is its very limited by its choice of console

TheConduit (on 02 August 2009)
To reach the top ten it would have to sell 6million surpassing mario party DS

Even though the oddas are low if Dragon quest gains enough attention in America and Others it has a small shot at making it into the top ten DS games
Roflinator (on 01 August 2009)
@oliist: Glad I'm not the only one who caught on.
Faxanadu (on 01 August 2009)
This will never be among the Top 10 DS games in terms of sales.
TheConduit (on 31 July 2009)
Yes put a game that see's 3/4 of its sales in Japan (based of Dragon Quest 8) On two consoles with a combined install base of 4.4 million

To reach the sales it has now it would only need an attach rate of 3/4

But hey look at all the other successfull JRPG on the 360 and PS3 that sold over one million

Oh wait theres none

Riot Of The Blood seriously
oliist (on 31 July 2009)
Riot of the Blood was sarcastic and wrote what the snobcore usually says about alot of Wii titles.
Buzzi (on 31 July 2009)
@riot: yeah, putting this on a console base that is about 1/8 of the DS's one should have done better? I don't think so, DS was the best chose, and if this ends up selling better than DQ VIII Square-Eniz must be very pleased...
Riot Of The Blood (on 31 July 2009)
Sold like crap. SE shoulda put it on the PS3 and 360 for better sales!
siavm (on 30 July 2009)
What is the point in bringing this to the rest of the world? It sells only in japan.
TheConduit (on 30 July 2009)
440 thousand left in Japan untill it surpasses Monster Hunter 8 sales (in Japan)

May not beat dragon quest 7 in Japan but considering that game only sold 200 thousand in America and did not release in others
AdventWolf (on 29 July 2009)
Wow, this will sell loads.
HelloMotto (on 29 July 2009)
doubt this will surpass DW7 sales in Japan, but if it does, then good.
whatz3rname (on 29 July 2009)
Can't wait for the english version!
StockoPS3 (on 27 July 2009)
TheConduit (on 27 July 2009)
Next week looks to be around 300000 units sold

Wont be long before this reaches the 4.2million set by dragon quest 7 the best selling in Japan
HelloMotto (on 27 July 2009)

yes you are crazy
Salnax (on 26 July 2009)
This is already the best-selling new game of the year, not counting releases on multiple platforms.
Riot Of The Blood (on 24 July 2009)
TheConduit (on 24 July 2009)
The best selling Dragon quest game in Japan is Dragon Quest 7 (or warrior in the states) with 4.2 million in sales
SJGohan3972 (on 23 July 2009)
@MonstaMack, I wouldn't say crazy - but pretty close to it. If this sells 5mln+ it would be a miracle, what SE/Nintendo need to do is get this game popular in the rest of the world (like Sony/SE did with Final Fantasy VII) and then we can see some truly great sales.
MonstaMack (on 23 July 2009)
Am I crazy to think this will sell 7+ million in Japan?
NSS7 (on 23 July 2009)
@ st_muscat0 I said both FFXIII and MH3 are the games that will sell more than 1 million 1st week not surpassing DQIX 1st week sales. MH3 might has slim chance but still possible.

@ ClaudeLv250 . I forgot that Pokemon Heartgold/Soulsilver will release this year in Japan.
Faxanadu (on 23 July 2009)
Weak sales.
Buzzi (on 22 July 2009)
Famitsu says 600k, I hope 700k at least, no 3m in 2 weeks is a bit disappointing considering it's a DQ on a console with an enormous userbase in Japan...but DS sales are crazy, another week of more than 100k!
IxisNaugus (on 22 July 2009)
Anything on a US/PAL release?
TheConduit (on 20 July 2009)
Even on the low end of the second week sales for this game it will surpass 3 million
zzyoshiman (on 19 July 2009)
it sold 2.5 million copies in one week in japan, dang
ClaudeLv250 (on 19 July 2009)
@NSS7: You forgot Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver. NSMB Wii is also a contender but I doubt it...
TheConduit (on 19 July 2009)
Monster Hunter tri may be able to pass one million if based solely on the huge hype for this release that goes unmatched by prior releases
st_muscat0 (on 18 July 2009)
@ NSS7 The only game that could top this opening week imo is Dragon Quest X, as for FF13 to top this would have to basically sell 2 copies per 3 PS3 owners in Japan on its opening day to basically just = this. That's why its basically impossible imo. And this is taking into account that the PS3 has sold 3.5 units in Japan by the time it releases. And MH3 no chance as well imo, Freedom unit on PSP sold like 860K opening week on a platform with about 11.5 million units when it released. So MH3 on a platform with 9 million units = no chance imo. And even Dragon Quest X is still very very very unlikely to top it, but if anything does imo it will be that.
NSS7 (on 18 July 2009)
Japan will have 2 other games that have chance to sell more than million first week. MH3 and FFXIII.
Laakso (on 18 July 2009)
I smell profit.
ClaudeLv250 (on 18 July 2009)
Final Fantasy EAT YOUR HEART OUT (and kindly return it in time so I can play FF13).
TheConduit (on 18 July 2009)
Second biggest launch in Japan since ff8

Tenth game to recieve a perfect 10 from famitsu
TheConduit (on 18 July 2009)
FF13 not being released for the 360 in Japan
TheConduit (on 18 July 2009)
I wonder if final fantasy 13 will beat this in Japan

Based on the difference in PS3 and DS install bases in Japan im gonna say NO
marcianito (on 18 July 2009)
2.3 million wow!!! big number for Japanese market, haven't seen the kind of number in a long time not even in America or Others we see those numbers often
Trent (on 17 July 2009)
Holy crap 2.3mill

is this popular in america?

and others? will it get past 3 mill 1st week?
pslee (on 17 July 2009)
the image reminds me of ff12 reverend wings.
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 17 July 2009)
Great opening ^^
RPG (on 17 July 2009)
Yes Gearbox ONLY 2.3 million, bomba. Anyway I contributed with a sale and damn my personal GOTY thus far. :D
HelloMotto (on 15 July 2009)
2,343,440 copies in 2 days according to famitsu.
sc94597 (on 14 July 2009)
@TheConduit Um it isn't the most popular video game franchise in japan. It may be the most front loaded though.
haxxiy (on 13 July 2009)
2.3 million, nice.
Gearbox (on 13 July 2009)
nvm only 2.3 million, vg made a mistake.
Gearbox (on 12 July 2009)
@Gilgamesh - 3 million in 2 days
piggychan (on 08 July 2009)
I haven't been excited for a DS game in a loooong time.. I think this gonna be a day 1 buy for me.... and it better come to UK/Europe
oliist (on 08 July 2009)
More like 3 million for the first 10 days. :-)
Samus Aran (on 08 July 2009)
2 million pre-orders in Japan alone. Popular little game...
Gilgamesh (on 05 July 2009)
3 million LTD
TheConduit (on 05 July 2009)
The most popular video game franchise in Japan meets the most popular console (ever) in Japan.

Will break the 5 million mark
invetedlotus123 (on 13 June 2009)
Spetacular first week for sure, the question now is, will this have legs or be too top heavy?
volrath50 (on 08 June 2009)
I'm quite looking forward to this. I've never played a DQ game, but I love high-quality handheld titles, and this looks to be one of the biggest handheld titles ever.
invetedlotus123 (on 07 June 2009)
Big OP for sure, maybe the biggest ever in Japan. The question is, will this one have legs?
rudyrsr8 (on 27 April 2009)
How long has this game been in developement for?
TT Makaveli (on 20 April 2009)
why so many predict so big sales?in sales DQ is not even big except the last one.
kopstudent89 (on 19 April 2009)
9 mil in japan?! come on people :P if it does 5 it would be the biggest ever success for the franchise...

to be honest i have no idea how huge this will be, but preorders are already high!! could do 2.5-3 mil easy first week in japan alone
Kenology (on 04 April 2009)
I can't wait to see week 1 sales. Over a million fo'sho, but can it top 2 million?
oliist (on 12 February 2009)
New Japanese release date:
11th of July 2009
Kenryoku_Maxis (on 29 December 2008)
I'm estimating 9 Million total sales in Japan. However, it won't even break a Million in America and Others combined. Even with the added Nintendo support. Unless of course, Square-Enix pushes to change the international image of Dragon Quest quickly with better localizations of the remaining Dragon Quest remakes and some good advertising backed by Nintendo. Which it doesn't look like that's happening.

See more lackluster sales from even this Game of the Year quality title outside of Japan in the .20-.50 range while in Japan, it breaks records.
atma998 (on 25 December 2008)
I predict 7 millions at least for this game.
cacafina (on 20 December 2008)
7 million
oliist (on 19 September 2008)
This will most likely break all existing japanese records.
Hysteria,your name is Dragon Quest. :)
sc94597 (on 05 August 2008)
Will we see it at TGS? It is suppose to be releasing this year in Japan.
Rei (on 29 July 2008)
I predict 8 millions sales.
kopstudent89 (on 19 July 2008)
When is the release date?!
Frozen (on 06 May 2008)
will 3 million first week
Oyvoyvoyv (on 19 April 2008)
First week sales in Japan will = #1


Keybladewielder (on 18 August 2016)
I like this game a lot, a charming
adventure with very fun turn-based
combat. I'm glad it sold well in the
leyendax69 (on 27 July 2015)
@StreaK: yes I was wrong, my comment is
pretty old and I didn't really know how
much FF sold in japan, but still Dragon
Quest sells a little better
atma998 (on 09 July 2015)

DQIX sold near 1.5M outside
Skullwaker (on 04 July 2015)
@StreaK FFVIII isn't the fastest
selling JRPG of all time, that would be
Pokemon Black/White for the DS.
StreaK (on 21 June 2015)
@leyen: Huh??? FFVIII sold 3.63 million
in Japan and this did 4.35 million. Not
even close to double. It didn't even
sell a million more. Plus, FFVIII is
still the fastest-selling JRPG of all
time. Did over 2.5 million in one
Also, FF sells a million
throughout the entire world and DQ is
only relevant in Japan, really.
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