Dragon Quest IX sells 2.3 million in first two days

Monday, 13th July 2009 11:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Famitsu is reporting that Dragon Quest IX has sold over 2.3 million units in its first two days on sale in Japan.

The game released over the weekend. Pre-orders for the hugely anticipated DS RPG had topped 2 million.

The title appears to have beaten the launch of its predecessor: Dragon Quest VIII sold 2,237,000 units in its opening 48 hours in 2004.

Thanks, Andriasang.



  1. Blerk

    Ah shit, there goes my chance of a win in the sweepstake. :-(

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Mental. One of the biggest launches ever over there.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Jonathan Cullen

    PT – I bet my FFXIII launch will beat your DQIX launch :P

    Na honestly, that is good. DQVIII launch in the UK 5 years ago seemed mental enough. HMV had a whole fucking day to it in Oxford Street (although all I remember is reading from it).

    #3 6 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    they need an exclusive dragon quest for xbox360 over in japan because that system is dead over there. star ocean and lost odyssey just isn’t cutting it especially considering the ps3 is more expensive.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    There simply isn’t the install base for FFXIII to pull those sorts of numbers in Japan JC. You’d be looking at an unprecedented 60%+ attach ratio.

    It’s worth remembering that there are 26.8m DS in Japan vs 3.2m PS3s.

    If you actually meant FFVIII then you’re looking at 2.5m for the first week vs 2.3m for the first two days here.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Hunam

    This is why Japan fail at games.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Jonathan Cullen

    PT – I was going on a mass hysteria range :P

    (if that makes sense)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. anasui

    I can see FFXIII doing some big numbers, but this is just bloody unbelievable

    #8 6 years ago
  9. DaMan

    that’s a fucking Guinness jrpg sales record.

    #9 6 years ago

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