Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age did tremendously well in Japan when first released there in July 2017 (selling over two million copies in two days), and now after having been released globally it has rounded 4 million copies sold in total (global shipments and digital sales).
Series creator and game designer Yuji Horii shared this message with fans:
"I was truly delighted when I heard the news that Dragon Quest XI had exceeded four million sales worldwide. Back when I created the first Dragon Quest game, over thirty years ago, I could not possibly have dreamed that it would become a series that would cross the seas and be played by people all around the world. This is the eleventh numbered Dragon Quest title, and in depicting a 'hero's tale,' also represents a new beginning for the series.
When I think that there are now over four million of these heroes all around the world, and each one has gone on their own individual adventure, it reminds me how glad I am we made the game. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the people who played Dragon Quest XI, both the fans of the previous games and the new fans who started with this one. Thank you all."
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is available on PC (Steam) and PS4 worldwide and on Nintendo 3DS in Japan. There is also a Switch version in the works that will most likely bring these numbers up significantly.
If you want to learn more about the game you may want to check out our review.
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