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Dragon Quest IX (Nintendo DS) - Overview
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Alternative Names

Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito

ドラゴンクエストIX 星空の守り人

Developer

Level 5

Genre

Role-Playing

Release Dates

07/11/10 Nintendo
07/11/09 Square Enix
07/23/10 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 252
Tracked: 7
Wishlist: 61
Now Playing: 19

Summary

In Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, players begin their adventure as a city guardian who is sent to retrieve a sacred tree’s fruits, which have the power to grant wishes. Players travel the world, conquer fearsome monsters and unravel an epic storyline. During their journey, players will encounter mighty opponents in fast-paced battles, and also interact with a colorful cast of characters. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies contains special modes that let players share their adventure with others, allowing up to four players to team up via a local wireless connection and experience the fun of tackling challenging monsters and dungeons cooperatively with their own characters. Players can even leave the game active in their backpacks, pockets or purses and still interact with other players via an interactive “Tag Mode.” Information about players’ characters can be wirelessly transmitted to others, and treasure maps and customized greetings can be exchanged automatically by players who come within range of one another when their games are set to Tag Mode. Players looking to enjoy a variety of different game activities can take on special side quests. Some of these quests will be earned by progressing through the game, while additional quests will be made available for free download for players with broadband Internet access after the game launches, providing hours of additional content for virtual adventurers to enjoy either on their own or with friends. Some downloadable quests will continue the main storyline of the game, while others offer standalone missions. Before setting off on their adventure, players can create their own heroes, deciding how they would like their face, hair and clothing to look. As the story unfolds, players become stronger, smarter and more powerful, and can customize companions who join their group. Players will have fun discovering more than 1,000 pieces of clothing, armor, weapons and other items that will provide them with a unique appearance and special abilities. Players can also change the class of their character at any time, choosing from a variety of vocations that will affect their abilities and strengths in the game.

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Sales History

Total Sales
4.35m
Japan
0.63m
NA
0.67m
Europe
0.15m
Others
5.79m
Total
1 2,338,221 n/a n/a 2,338,221
2 620,116 n/a n/a 620,116
3 273,414 n/a n/a 273,414
4 175,227 n/a n/a 175,227
5 122,050 n/a n/a 122,050
6 122,233 n/a n/a 122,233
7 78,987 n/a n/a 78,987
8 68,933 n/a n/a 68,933
9 50,955 n/a n/a 50,955
10 37,767 n/a n/a 37,767

Opinion (202)

Keybladewielder posted 18/08/2016, 06:00
I like this game a lot, a charming adventure with very fun turn-based combat. I'm glad it sold well in the west.
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Azhraell posted 28/07/2015, 02:21
@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
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atma998 posted 10/07/2015, 03:16
@StreaK

DQIX sold near 1.5M outside Japan.
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Skullwaker posted 04/07/2015, 07:39
@StreaK FFVIII isn't the fastest selling JRPG of all time, that would be Pokemon Black/White for the DS.
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StreaK posted 21/06/2015, 01:45
@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.
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atma998 posted 01/09/2014, 03:38
Best selling DQ game ever at 5.74M, more than 500k more than DQVIII.
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