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Dragon Quest XI Ships Over 6.5 Million Units

Dragon Quest XI Ships Over 6.5 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 May 2021 / 2,321 Views

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has shipped over 6.5 million units worldwide. The figure includes digital sales. It also includes the original game and the Definitive Edition.

Shipment figures for the game are up from six million units shipped in September 2020

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is available now for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.

Square Enix this week did announce a sequel to Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition called Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. Platforms and a release date were not revealed, however, a simultaneous worldwide release is planned. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments
Machina (on 27 May 2021)

That's 500k in ~8 months. It was already the best-selling DQ game, now it's 1 million ahead of the second best selling one (DQ IX).

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Mystro-Sama (on 27 May 2021)

And they said turn based RPGs are dead. lol

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Salnax Mystro-Sama (on 27 May 2021)

People have been saying that ever since Final Fantasy adopted Active Time Battles. And it's never been true.

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Hynad Salnax (on 31 May 2021)

The Active Time Battle (ATB) system was created by Hitoyuki Ito for Final Fantasy IV back in 1991 (and was used in the main series of games from Final Fantasy IV to IX inclusively, and then brought back for X-2). You are saying people have been saying “that” since 1991?

If that’s what you’re saying, then no, people haven’t been saying that for that long.

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Salnax Hynad (on 31 May 2021)

This may just be anecdotal, but I remember in the 90's when some some youths would tell others that Final Fantasy was the best RPG because the battles weren't strictly turn-based.

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Hynad Salnax (on 01 June 2021)

But it is strictly turn based. Each characters and enemies wait for their turn before taking action. The turns are simply coming for each characters and enemies based on their stats instead of a an inflexible pre-determined order.

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Ka-pi96 Mystro-Sama (on 28 May 2021)

laughs in Pokemon

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EnricoPallazzo (on 27 May 2021)

Thats some really great news, way ahead of other dragon quest games. Will probably reach 7M, with time and some luck maybe 8M a few years down the road.

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Stellar_Fungk (on 28 May 2021)

And they still want to deviate from classic dq formula and take dq to a new direction with 12. Watch being ATB or action jrpg smh

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siebensus4 (on 27 May 2021)

DQ XI may end up as being the best entry or at least one of the best entries of the series. Look what happend to Final Fantasy when they targeted "adults" as audience... I have a bad feeling about DQ XII.

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Salnax siebensus4 (on 28 May 2021)

Call me a moron, but I thought Final Fantasy consistently has aimed for a teen audience. What are you thinking of?

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Chicho (on 27 May 2021)

how many vs Japan and how many outside Japan?

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Kakadu18 Chicho (on 27 May 2021)

In Japan around 2mil on PS4 and 3DS each and close to 1mil on Switch.

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Ljink96 (on 27 May 2021)

Wow! The last we heard it was at 6M. Wonder if it'll hit 7M.

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method114 (on 27 May 2021)

Great game especially once you enable hardmode.

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