Dragon Quest X Players On Wii Can Upgrade To Nintendo Switch For Free

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Dragon Quest X players who own the game on Wii will be able to upgrade to the upcoming Nintendo Switch port at no additional cost. This is primarily because of Square Enix’s decision to discontinue support for the original Wii version, which is ending service later this year. In addition to Wii, Dragon Quest X is also currently available on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC and mobile devices in Japan.

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  1. Yvendous says:

    Huh? This seems really odd, I’m sure I’m missing something but I guess there’s some online aspects to it? I only say that because what else would need supporting?

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    1. gamelall123 says:

      Yes Dragon Quest X is a MOM (Massive Multiplayer Online) spin off in the Dragon Quest series. It can only be played online and require a monthly subscription fee.

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      1. portaldark says:

        >mfw DQX lasted more than Dragon Ball Online

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      2. darthklarc says:

        Why would they make it free for Wii users but not Wii U users? What do you think that is about?

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        1. gamelall123 says:

          The reason they are making it free for Wii users is because they are shutting down the game on Wii. The WiiU version will remain up and running as normal.

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    2. gamelall123 says:

      Yes Dragon Quest X is a MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) spin off in the Dragon Quest series. It can only be played online and requires a monthly subscription fee.

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  2. Bowler AA says:

    Game Industry in crisis!
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    Above: When Malstrom speaks, the women look on and marvel. All is how it should be.

    Switch sales are killing it! Faster than Wii! In a non-holiday period! And Zelda has a 100%+ attach rate.

    Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present you the IMPLODING CONVENTIONAL WISDOM.

    The Game Industry isn’t too bright. All they do is recycle conventional wisdom which is the sewer of gaming message forums.

    This is the conventional wisdom:

    DS and Wii weren’t really popular game consoles. They only sold due to CASUAL GAMERS. This huge CASUAL GAMER boom was the beginning wave that would lead to the Smartphone and Mobile Gaming wave.

    3DS and Wii U sales were down because the CASUALS have moved on. They have their smartphones now. Who needs Nintendo?

    Because of all this, NINTENDO WAS GOING TO EXIT THE CONSOLE MARKET AND BEGIN MAKING GAMES FOR PLAYSTATION SYSTEMS. You know they thought this. They were soooo angry when the first indicators of Switch high sales came in. In fact, there were many people in the Game Industry who wanted poor Switch to fail. Currently, they are twisting their mustaches and shaking their firsts at the sky at the turn of events.

    But why is the Switch selling so well? Where did all these Switch customers come from? We know they are buying Zelda BoW “Wow!”.

    The Game Industry has no answer. The Gaming Message Forums have no answer.

    For once in my lifetime, the hardcore message forums are quiet. They have absolutely no response to the Switch juggernaut. Who is buying this system, guys? They don’t know. They just spew out shit on the Internet, declare themselves great, and go on and on.

    What if the DS and Wii success had little to do with CASUAL GAMERZ? What if the Seventh Generation and Eighth Generation occurred more like how Malstrom said?

    You guys got the Switch wrong. Dead on arrival my ass.

    You guys got the 3DS wrong.

    You guys got the Wii wrong.

    You guys get everything wrong. Yet, you blather on the Gaming Message Forums in an air of authority about how the future is going to be.

    Regardless, it is time to kill the idea that ‘casual gamers’ were responsible for the DS and Wii. Hardcore gamers need to accept that there are tons and tons of former gamers out there… people who have stopped playing video games.

    They are my people.

    Until the Game Industry does an exorcism and gets rid of the ghost of ‘casual gamers creating the DS and Wii success’, they will be unable to digest the Switch success. They will just sit there, stunned.

    I guess only Casual Gamerz bought the NES. It’s not like anyone bought the NES for Mario and Zelda. OH WAIT THEY DID. So why is it inconceivable that people would buy another console for Zelda?

    “But Zelda games have come and gone, and there has been no significant hardware push.”

    This is because of Aonuma and his crap. When Zelda is allowed to be Zelda, you get the results you are seeing with the Switch.

    Casual gamerz are not the reason why Nintendo consoles succeed! Repeat it, far and wide.

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    1. portaldark says:

      Everything was exciting until this

      >Because of all this, NINTENDO WAS GOING TO EXIT THE CONSOLE MARKET AND BEGIN MAKING GAMES FOR PLAYSTATION SYSTEMS

      Massive troll, move along

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      1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis says:

        ||The imbecile doesn’t know that we will rather self-destruct than sell ourselves to lesser organisms…||

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        1. The thought, Commander! *shivers*

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    2. That was all the biggest bullshit.

      The hardcore community is silent? I’ve probably got enough gaming cred to be considered hardcore. And I’ll open up about the switch. Nintendo hasn’t learned from any of their mistakes. But they have made a lot of new ones. Usually no games was par for the course for a nintendo console, but at least you could rely on Nintendo for good build quality. Only now all you hear about is Nintendo Switch defects and damages.

      And back to the games, what the fuck should I play? I don’t love zelda. I haven’t played all the other ones to completion, and I’m a completionist so I have no chance of getting to this zelda for years and years now… so if I can’t play that, what exactly do I play? Bomberman is about the only thing that is interesting and playable on the system right now, and what exactly does it offer that Bomberman Live didn’t offer 10 years ago for 20 bucks? So why are they charging 60?

      And where is the Virtual Console anyway? WHy would I want to buy another game console, when I can’t even play my virtual console games on it. At least the WiiU gave me a good discount on my virtual console games. Is Switch gonna do that? Who knows? Virtual Console doesn’t even fucking exist anymore. All Nintendo did was drop their big fat dick in your hand and the choice to blow it was all yours and yours alone. The fact that you’re proud and raising a sword in defence of this rubbish device that is supposed to be a handhald gaming machine but only had a 3 hour battery life and 400 dollar price tag is particularly sad and I don’t know why I’m bothering to argue with you because you will not understand a word that comes out of my mouth. Waa Waa Waa.

      As it is now, I’ve yet to see a single good thing about the Switch except that it’s selling well and Zelda is good (But also on WiiU). And all your bullshit about if hardcore gamers don’t like it then it won’t sell… well sorry to tell you this but there are more casual gamers in the world than hardcore gamers. Also sorry to tell you this, but Nostalgia is a very real blinding force in our society right now, becoming stronger and stronger as the world around us goes to shit. Nintendo is the king of nostalgia. All the hipsters come running. I think I stopped reading your spew half way through, so if I missed a dumb point of yours, sorry but you suck.

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      1. N-Dub Nation says:

        Damage control can cause dangerous signs of cancer. Nintendo is saving up all their energy for this June’s E3 event. PayDay 2 is one of them coming to the Switch. And there will be more third party games for the Switch that they will be revealed in a couple of months. You really need to be more fucking patience instead of overhyping bullshit, Andy.

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  3. shinygold2 says:

    I hope Nintendo does this for the VC on the Switch, love it when companies do things like this.

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    1. steveb944 says:

      The only reason is because there’s likely a huge user base still on the Wii and they want their monthly subscription money.

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  4. amanfromdeclan says:

    It’s funny how you can do that for this game, but not for Mario Kart 8, and for all we know, Super Smash Bros. for Switch.

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    1. strrranders says:

      In this case, the money comes mostly from monthly fees, so more people being able to play means more money. In the case of MK8, the money comes from sales of the actual game.

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      1. I was talking about upgrading from one owned port to another.

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        1. strrranders says:

          Yes, and I explained why it’s a good idea for the software company in the case of DQX, but not in the case of MK8.

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    2. gamelall123 says:

      The reason they are doing it for this game is because they are shutting down the service on Wii and Dragon Quest X is a MMO which means SquareEnix doesn’t really make their money on the sale of the game but rather on the monthly subscription fee players pay to play the game.

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  5. Isn’t this game only playable in Japan? Not sure what the point is.

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  6. steveb944 says:

    Should have marked this article JAPAN:

    I wish we had this in the West, I would have likely gotten a Switch for it if I had started playing on the U.

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  7. So this game is actually a subscription, rather than a full retail game?

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