Square Enix is celebrating a sales milestone for Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Thanks in part to a recent Definitive Edition release on Nintendo Switch, the RPG has surpassed 5.5 million copies sold, including physical and digital sales.
Dragon Quest series creator and game designer Yuji Horii release a statement on reaching the successful milestone:
“I strongly believe that this figure has only been achieved thanks to our fans who have always loved the Dragon Quest series and also the new players who discovered Dragon Quest or JRPGs through this title. If I could ever go back in time to meet myself when I was still making the very first Dragon Quest, I would love to tell him, ‘In 30 years’ time, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has been released and loved by international fans beyond seas and languages.’ I will carry on doing my very best to deliver further Dragon Quest titles to our fans worldwide. Thank you very much to all the fans who have enjoyed the title!”
Dragon Quest 11 released last year on PlayStation 4 and PC. Players take on the role of the Luminary as you gather allies, battle enemies, visit towns, and prevent a great evil from befalling the land. In other words, it’s a JRPG, but also a darn good one (read our review).
Dragon Quest 11 launched earlier this year on the Switch in a special Definitive Edition, with original Japanese voice acting, a 16-bit overland map, and new story elements. It’s rated T for Teen.