The long awaited Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age has finally released in Japan, and good thing it did, the game sold over 2 million copies for both the PS4 and 3DS in just two days.
According to Famitsu, the game sold a combined 2,080,806 units from July 29-30. Famitsu reports that the PS4 title sold 950,338 copies, while the 3DS version sold 1,130,468. Absolutely impressive statistics – but not entirely surprising. The game is extremely popular in Japan, warranting consoles themed as the games.
Western fans hoping to get on the hype train will be happy to hear that a western release date has been confirmed:
Fans of great stories, captivating art and alluring music are certain to rejoice with today’s announcement from SQUARE ENIX® that DRAGON QUEST® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be coming to the West next year.
The highly anticipated latest entry to the beloved DRAGON QUEST video game franchise follows the adventure of a hero who must solve the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charming cast of supporting characters. DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will offer a world of adventure, exploration and instances of heroism— all brought to life by the character art of famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and the memorable music of composer Koichi Sugiyama.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age launched for PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29 in Japan. A Switch version is also planned but has yet to be shown or dated.