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Dragon Quest XI Poised To Reach Lower End Of Square Enix’s Unit Expectations

You’ve probably already heard about how well Dragon Quest XI has performed in Japan and to be honest it was a given. However, Square Enix has revealed that the game is only on track to reach the lower end of Square Enix’s unit expectations. The reason for this is that the company is concerned about the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. I’m guessing that this is because it’s older hardware now and I suspect they are wondering how they can continue to push sales on that specific platform even though it has performed incredibly well in the Media Create sales charts.

A: We believe that we can reach the lower end of our unit sales plan. Our goal is to reach the upper end of that plan, but we believe that that will depend on how sales of the NINTENDO 3DS version trend going forward.

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10 comments

  1. I hate to see that the Enix side of SquareEnix isn’t doing so great, Square has Final Fantasy, all of the Final Fantasy spin-offs, Kingdom Hearts, and Neir: Automata. Enix really only has Dragon Quest left and it’s sad to see a once popular franchise not get any game units shipped out of the most recent game, hopefully Enix gets back on track and we’ll get more games from their side, but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. I know I’ve stopped buying 3DS titles over a year ago. I’m not sure how many people in Japan would be waiting for a Switch release, but it’s probably not zero.

  3. Wtf? Didnt the 3ds version sell more? Last I heard, the 3ds version was outselling the PS4 version 2:1, unless it was a different DQ game, i just dont see how this makes sense.

  4. Analysis:
    1. They splitted the market and sales reflected that. Matching Monster Hunter sales with a game available on other platforms doesn’t look bad to me.
    2. Digital sales of 3DS software isn’t up to par to other platforms.
    3. The game isn’t spectacular. Selling more than Zelda is already embarassing.

    Anyway it doesn’t say Nintendo 3DS version sold poorly, it say that it’s selling well on 3DS and they hope it will continue to follow that trend (without stopping).

  5. Analysis:
    1. They splitted the market and sales reflected that. Matching Monster Hunter sales with a game available on other platforms doesn’t look bad to me.
    2. Digital sales of 3DS software isn’t up to par to other platforms.
    3. The game isn’t spectacular. Selling more than Zelda is already embara*sing.

    Anyway it doesn’t say Nintendo 3DS version sold poorly, it say that it’s selling well on 3DS and they hope it will continue to follow that trend (without stopping).

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