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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: 255
Favorite: 29
Tracked: 8
Wishlist: 61
Now Playing: 19
 
8.6

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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS) > Opinions (202)

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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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Azhraell posted 20/04/2013, 08:55
Wtf this game sell double than any Final fantasy :O so popular ip in japan
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DieAppleDie posted 04/02/2013, 10:28
im playing this, innocent and kiddie, still a lot of fun, nice little game
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atma998 posted 08/04/2012, 04:28
5.60M, Sold 400k more than DQVIII. Square-Enix made the right decision after all.
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Salnax posted 06/01/2012, 08:53
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.
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3nix posted 29/11/2011, 09:05
Great game will be buying more DQ games!
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Fededx posted 08/07/2011, 06:27
Bought it, finally! Hoping to play it soon! Have to finish Zelda OoT 3D first!
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MrT-Tar posted 08/07/2011, 10:02
This game is doing really well, particularly in Europe IMO
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atma998 posted 25/06/2011, 06:02
5.50M! Amazing sales!
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TheConduit posted 23/06/2011, 04:22
WOW
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cromeros posted 04/06/2011, 04:27
Great game for DS!!!
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miqdadi posted 24/05/2011, 10:11
This is definitely one of the best RPG out there, I still think 6M is within reach
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Fededx posted 23/05/2011, 11:41
I have to buy it yet, it suddenly went expensive where I live...
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ZuZayLi posted 22/04/2011, 05:33
they expected 5.5 millions sales, worldwide. Great for them
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postofficebuddy posted 17/03/2011, 12:32
Square Enix just announce that this reached 5.3 million shipped at the end of the year. Seems a bit overtracked.
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Immortal posted 12/03/2011, 07:26
5.5m's visible, but could 6m still be possible at the end of the road? Or might DQX be the first?
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Attoyou posted 08/03/2011, 09:09
pokemon
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Boutros posted 08/03/2011, 12:13
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.
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Fededx posted 05/02/2011, 12:44
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!
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sep85dd posted 03/02/2011, 06:35
I finished the last boss a couple of days before, after 85 hours of Gameplay ^^ Epic Game, GotY 2010. And now iwant DQ X.
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Beuli2 posted 29/01/2011, 11:44
Very very good sales in others, over 1 million in the west. I still have to get mine.
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A203D posted 29/01/2011, 04:40
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.
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miqdadi posted 29/01/2011, 10:57
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
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atma998 posted 21/01/2011, 11:09
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.
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stitch55555 posted 10/01/2011, 07:17
I hope to buy as soon as possible but still I have many unfinished jrpgs -_-
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alvarito posted 07/01/2011, 12:05
million seller outside japan! congratutaliton!
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Pretendo posted 04/01/2011, 04:13
Should hit 1 million outside of Japan next week. I just ordered the game from Amazon. I can't wait to play it
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Fededx posted 01/01/2011, 08:43
980 k outside Japan, pretty good!
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axumblade posted 28/12/2010, 11:34
BTW, this and the newest Pokemon games are on sale at Best Buy for $19.99! Great deal!
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axumblade posted 28/12/2010, 11:32
This is apparently my 300th game I own. ^.^ I have to say that I'm glad it was this game. :)
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spurgeonryan posted 27/12/2010, 06:18
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).
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atma998 posted 24/12/2010, 08:36
Sold 60k this week! Jeez this game have solid legs!
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Reconnection posted 20/12/2010, 11:39
Great sales in EMEAA :O Woo! 5 mil WW! Such a fun game.
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DavidValbu posted 20/12/2010, 08:32
This franchise is growing up outside Japan the same way Final Fantasy did a lot of years ago. That's good.
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spurgeonryan posted 17/12/2010, 04:50
What DavidValdu? We gave it over 300,000!
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cromeros posted 10/12/2010, 11:43
Good... indeed!!
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Fededx posted 10/12/2010, 01:39
It sold so good, DQ6 is coming!
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CrankyStroming posted 09/12/2010, 06:46
Party at my place in May, then.
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Nintendogamer posted 09/12/2010, 04:40
It could top 1M in EMEAA oneday.
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DavidValbu posted 09/12/2010, 02:01
It's selling incredibly well in EMEAA. What's going on in Americas?
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Jukrimidrofi posted 03/12/2010, 05:53
Awesome game, i have spent almost 300 hours in it.
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Buzzi posted 02/12/2010, 06:49
Go DQ IX, you're such a beautiful game!
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Salnax posted 27/11/2010, 03:06
It's going to reach a million outside of Japan. Not bad for a very traditional Japanese game.
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Fededx posted 27/11/2010, 02:51
DQ6 should be announced soon in the US =)
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CrankyStroming posted 19/11/2010, 05:21
Funny how the Americas numbers went up a lot at the same time EMEAA totals dropped below 10K.
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pokeclaudel posted 16/11/2010, 01:58
I don't know why but I just love this game. It's a shame the series does so little outside of japan.
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IxisNaugus posted 15/11/2010, 12:55
There we go, 5 million. Maybe it can leg it out to 500,000 in EMEAA.
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Fededx posted 12/11/2010, 09:38
It sold very good outside of Japan!
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menx64 posted 11/11/2010, 06:35
5 millions!!!!
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Christian973 posted 05/11/2010, 02:37
Best selling Dragon Quest yet and it was on a Nintendo Platform :D These sales makes me a happy gamer. :D
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Fededx posted 29/10/2010, 03:46
Best Selling Dragon Quest Ever! :)
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atma998 posted 22/10/2010, 10:06
5M is coming soon!!!
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IxisNaugus posted 25/05/2010, 09:43
Adjusted down a bit.
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IvorEvilen posted 23/05/2010, 02:17
*drools*
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IxisNaugus posted 20/05/2010, 07:20
Yep, the dates have been set, and now we simply wait for what may just be the best JRPG in a long, long time.
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whatz3rname posted 20/05/2010, 03:11
Can't wait!
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GuyDuke posted 19/05/2010, 04:25
YEAH! It comes here on July 11th!
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atma998 posted 19/05/2010, 02:58
Holy cow! 4.3M in Japan only. This game is a monster!!!
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Christian973 posted 30/04/2010, 11:29
This means that Dragon Quest X on Wii will sell like Hotcakes.
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abcdario posted 15/03/2010, 02:38
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.
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DivinityFire posted 07/03/2010, 07:33
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.
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waytofailself posted 25/02/2010, 01:43
Nintendo publishing it and releasing it in the USA. Confirmed! Woot!
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ChichiriMuyo posted 17/02/2010, 07:30
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.
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DavidValbu posted 07/02/2010, 03:09
When the hell SE think about bringing this one outside of Japan?
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Nintendogamer posted 07/02/2010, 03:12
I want this, I hope it comes out soon instead of 2011.
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whatz3rname posted 22/01/2010, 09:58
NA release date please!
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Khuutra posted 10/01/2010, 03:16
Great legs for DQ, no doubt!
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TheConduit posted 10/01/2010, 01:29
Best selling Square game in Japan
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 04/01/2010, 02:41
Just one little number now and it's going to be the best-selling Dragon Quest ever in Japan.
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ps3_jrpg_gamer posted 04/01/2010, 02:14
still sells
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oliist posted 18/12/2009, 02:03
Actually I changed it only three times.
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SaviorX posted 12/12/2009, 10:32
Is it just me, or has this game's name changed in the database like 6 times?
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 27/11/2009, 12:33
60k more and it's going to be tied for best sold DQ-game in Japan. Not bad at all.
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kopstudent89 posted 17/11/2009, 03:42
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
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TheConduit posted 14/11/2009, 03:18
Only 50k away from being the best selling game in Japan not made by Nintendo.
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TheConduit posted 08/11/2009, 06:07
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.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 30/10/2009, 08:36
@TheConduit

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.
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ps3_jrpg_gamer posted 28/10/2009, 04:38
it can sell 5 millions in japan if square-enix do a price-cut and advertise it in holidays
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Faxanadu posted 23/10/2009, 08:14
Massive sales. Well done DS Japan.
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TheConduit posted 21/10/2009, 01:22
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.
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DavidValbu posted 18/10/2009, 04:51
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.
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metalgearmatt posted 18/10/2009, 04:05
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.
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darthdevidem01 posted 17/10/2009, 05:50
amazing sales, just amazing!

but don't expect BIG Western Sales

DQ8 only sold well as it came with the FF12 demo!
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ps3_jrpg_gamer posted 16/10/2009, 01:17
4,000,000 millions
*throws confetti*
best selling square enix videogame of all time in japan
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IxisNaugus posted 15/10/2009, 11:40
4 million indeed. Can't wait till this finally gets here.
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whatz3rname posted 15/10/2009, 10:44
4 million!
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TheConduit posted 25/09/2009, 08:26
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.
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Soriku posted 25/09/2009, 04:57
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.
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TheConduit posted 24/09/2009, 06:07
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.
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Soriku posted 22/09/2009, 10:04
@Conduit

Because handhelds are different beasts...

It could beat DQ VIII in Japan and maybe DQ IX in the West though.
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TheConduit posted 22/09/2009, 02:05
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.
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Faxanadu posted 21/09/2009, 11:16
This will by far be the best selling Dragon Quest game ever.

And DQX will not beat it.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 20/09/2009, 06:29
@MonstaMack

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.
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Erik Aston posted 18/09/2009, 06:36
That should be that. Now pacing ahead of DQ7 again.

http://vgchartz.com/swlaunch.php?reg1=Japan&game1=Dragon+Quest+IX+-+DS®2=Japan&game2=Dragon+Quest+VII+-+PS®3=All&game3=&weeks=15
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TheConduit posted 17/09/2009, 06:30
Only 0.22 till it beats DQ7
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Shipping Total

5,500,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2017

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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