The Nintendo 3DS saw a number of Dragon Quest games re-released for the system. They sold extremely well in Japan, but they took a long time to come to the west. Dragon Quest series executive producer, Yuu Miyake, recently talked about the Nintendo 3DS re-releases and says that while they were popular in Japan, they didn’t sell as well as the company would have hoped over here in the west.
“Dragon Quest X hasn’t released overseas. The 3DS games weren’t that popular overseas, and some folks jumped from Dragon Quest VIII all the way to Dragon Quest XI.”