Apparently we weren’t the only ones to enjoy Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (read our review). Square Enix announced that the massive JRPG has hit four million units sold globally since its US launch in September.
Long-time Dragon Quest creator and designer Yuji Horii thanked the fans in the announcement:
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.
Although its the eleventh in the series, Dragon Quest 11 represents a fine starting point for newcomers. Like Final Fantasy, each entry is a self-contained adventure featuring recurring themes, concepts, and familiar RPG systems. It features turn-based battles, colorful monsters and allies, a huge world, and a classic hero’s journey of good versus evil.
Dragon Quest 11 is the first DQ game to reach the West since 2009’s Dragon Quest 9, and the first home console DQ game since 2004’s Dragon Quest 8.
Dragon Quest 11 is available on PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam). It’s rated T for Teen.