Dragon Quest is big in Japan. So big that the games are traditionally sold on Saturdays due to the overwhelming amount of schoolchildren and salarymen that would otherwise skip out on their responsibilities to play it. In turn, Dragon Quest XI S: Echos of an Elusive Age is selling well in spite of being an enhanced port of an already existing game. According to Dengeki Online, the game was number one on Japanese sales charts with an estimated 311,384 copies sold, around 65 percent of its initial shipment.
While the verdict is still out on whether or not the game sold better or worse than previous Dragon Quest games outside of Japan, we know that Dragon Quest XI has been doing very well globally, as it had sold over 4 million copies as recently as last November on other platforms. As Dragon Quest XI S sales accumulate, perhaps it could rival Nintendo DS’s Dragon Quest IX, the highest-selling entry in the series with over 5.3 million units sold.
If you’re enjoying Dragon Quest XI S and are looking for more Dragon Quest, you might be interested in the first three Dragon Quest titles that recently had a physical version listed. Also, let us know in the comments how you’ve been enjoying the massive JRPG on the Nintendo Switch.