Dragon Quest IX will sell 5 million in Japan, says analyst

Wednesday, 4 June 2008 06:54 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX, released for DS in Japan last November, will produce 20 billion yen ($190 million) in revenue from 5 million units, Cosmo Securities analyst Takashi Oka said in a research note yesterday.

“It’s not surprising Dragon Quest IX for the portable console sold twice as many units as a version for stationary game machines,” he said.

Cosmo switched its rating on Square Enix’s stock to “neutral plus” yesterday, a move that saw prices gain as much as 6 percent in trading.

Still no release date for DQIX in the west. More on Bloomberg.