Dragon Quest IX pre-orders top 2 million

Wednesday, 8th July 2009 08:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to Inside-Games, Japanese Dragon Quest IX pre-orders have now exceeded 2 million units.

The game goes on sale in Japan later this week, with all indications pointing to the Square Enix RPG becoming one of DS’s lifetime bestsellers.

Via Andriasang and GoNintendo.



  1. Blerk

    I bet Sony and Microsoft are spitting that Nintendo already grabbed Dragon Quest X for the Wii.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Spiral

    They did? Missed that one. Oh dear.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Last December, according to Wikipedia. It was ‘a while back’, anyway.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. anasui

    bloody insane

    #4 6 years ago
  5. gehasoku

    This means “I think DQ9 pre-orders will certainly exceed 2 milion units” . Not real numbers.Only speculation.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Only Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy have ever been able to pull those sort of numbers in Japan in their first week… so maybe.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Gundam

    Never ceases to amaze me that for all intents and purposes the Japanese games market is flagging but all they need is a Dragon Quest game to have the population foaming at the mouth in excitement.

    Another very smart move from Nintendo’s standpoint.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    All you have to do is put Final Fantasy in front of it and itt would double just look at the PS3 sales when the FFXIII demo came out…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Dragon Quest is more popular than Final Fantasy in Japan.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    I dunno about that all I know is a FF Demo made a jump in sales for Ps3 imagine the actual game being released. I played one Dragon Quest and didn’t like it, the story felt half baked and the random encounters were a little overbearing. I am all for turn based battles just wish it didn’t have to be two steps -> phase to battle-> Battle.

    #10 6 years ago

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