Today Square Enix reached out with a press release to announce that Dragon Quest XI has passed 5.5 million copies shipped worldwide, including digital downloads.
The figure combines both the original sales of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for PS4, 3DS, and PC and the Nintendo Switch enhanced port Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition.
The press release comes with a comment by Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii himself:
“I strongly believe that this figure has only been achieved thanks to our fans who have always loved the DRAGON QUEST series and also the new players who discovered DRAGON QUEST or JRPGs through this title.
If I could ever go back in time to meet myself when I was still making the very first DRAGON QUEST, I would love to tell him, ‘In 30 years’ time, DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has been released and loved by international fans beyond seas and languages.’
I will carry on doing my very best to deliver further DRAGON QUEST titles to our fans worldwide. Thank you very much to all the fans who have enjoyed the title!”