Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has cleared 4 million sales worldwide, combining all versions and languages of the game. This number also includes both physical and digital sales. The game recently launched on September 4 in North America for PC and PS4.
Dragon Quest XI originally launched on 3DS and PS4 in July 2017, and quickly sold nearly two million copies by October 2017. As Gematsu explains the 3DS version originally appeared in the Media Create Sales in October with 1,741,582 in retail sales, while the PS4 version appeared in September with 1,347,582 retail sales. Combine this with nearly 200,000 in digital sales Dragon Quest XI did in its first week and that means that roughly 3,200,000 copies sold were from Japan.
Square Enix hasn’t announced any official sales numbers from North America or Europe for Dragon Quest XI. We recently heard from Dragon Quest XI producer, Hokuto Okamoto, that the game would need to sell well in order for future entries in the series to come west. If the latest entry can near or top 1 million sales in the west that’s certainly a good indication, but unless Square Enix announces official sales numbers we simply won’t know.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive age is currently available on PS4 and PC. Here at Twinfinite, we gave Dragon Quest XI a rare 5/5 score in our review and calling it one of the very best games of the year. We also found out recently that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is planned for a release in the west in 2019, at least on Nintendo Switch.