Dragon Quest creator expects DQIX to outsell DQVIII

By Nathan Grayson, Monday, 6 July 2009 17:58 GMT


The Japanese population’s conquest of the videogame industry may have slowed as of late, but that hasn’t stopped Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii from believing the latest entry in his diabolically popular series will outdo its predecessor.

“With the spread of cell phones and the internet, there are fewer people who spend their free time on games,” Horii told Japanese newspaper Chunichi (translation via Andriasang.com). “However, there have always been fans who say ‘If it’s Dragon Quest, I’ll play it,’, so we’d like to cross the 4.9 million mark of the last entry.”

Horii also cited DQIX’s decreased price point and all new multiplayer as reasons families might like to toss caution to the wind and buy multiple copies of the game.

If DQIX doesn’t sell more copies in Japan than there are stars in the sky, all of our hopes, dreams, and beliefs are worthless. All that we know would be a lie.

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