Archive for August, 2012


Dragon Quest is dead…

August 8, 2012

Now, sales have come in for the first week of DQX being on the shelves, at a bit over 400,000. For any other game, this would be a success. Even for a Japanese pay-to-play MMO, this is a success.

For a DQ, this is pathetic. The Wii in Japan still has the largest player base of any current-gen consoles (and I use current-gen loosely) at 11 million, give or take. Less than 4% of Wii owners bought DQX (comparitively, 13% of DS owners bought DQ9, and 15% of PS2 owners bought DQ8. I’m taking these stats from VGChartz and DQWiki.) Keep in mind 40,000 Wii units were sold this week, four times what was sold last week to account for DQX’s release. Now, let’s take a look at some numbers…

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