Fan communities have always stated, “you vote with your dollars” when it comes to the game industry. Originally a massive success in Japan back in July 2017, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age finally came to the West in September 2018. If fans want this localization to become a trend, it seems this game needs to sell well.
As Dragon Quest XI Producer Hokuto Okamoto told IGN Japan at TGS 2018, “We need Dragon Quest to sell in the West, even just a certain amount, if we want to keep making [localized versions].”
There’s no word on Dragon Quest XI‘s Western sales numbers but the game has been reviewing well. Here at PlayStation Lifestyle, we were certainly fans. But critical acclaim and commercial success don’t always overlap.
It’s anyone’s guess what sufficient Western sales numbers would need to look like, but we’d be hard pressed to match Japan’s whopping two million copies sold in the first two days of release across the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, as reported by Famitsu. We’ve yet to receive any figures regarding Western sales.
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