Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has shipped more than 4 million units worldwide. Although these numbers are significant, it is important to take them with a grain of salt. Shipped numbers do not always translate well into the number of copies actually sold.
We know from Media Create that 1.74 million physical units for the title came from the 3DS version in Japan. Another 1.35 million physical units came from the PS4 version in Japan. The country also saw at least 175,000 units sold digitally. These numbers indicate that Dragon Quest XI has shipped at least 80 percent of its copies to Japan. The rest has made its way into North America, Europe, and Korea.
Square Enix is still planning to release the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI in the United States, but the title is far from release. Developers announced in October that the Switch version still needs “quite some time,” and presumably the US version would take even longer to release than the Japanese port.
Have you picked up Dragon Quest 11 on PS4 yet, or are you waiting for the release of the Switch version? As of right now, the PS4 is the only way to play the title in the US.
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