Dragon Quest is still big and getting even bigger in Japan. New reports claim that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, the new installment of the franchise, has already sold over two million copies in Japan.
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This is an impressive feat considering that the role playing game has only been available on the market for a few days. In fact, Square Enix broke the two million mark in its first two days of availability.
The news comes from Famitsu (via Gematsu) who also revealed that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age sold a total of 1,130,486 copies for the Nintendo 3DS. Meanwhile, for the PlayStation 4, the game sold 950,338 copies from July 29 to 30. That is a total of 2,080,806 copies within two days.
Moreover, the game is about to become even bigger. Square Enix announced last week that the game would be heading to the U.S. Although it will not be arriving until some time in 2018, creator Yuji Horii that work on the localization of the game is already underway.
He did mention that because of the amount of text in the game, it might take them a little longer to finish a version ready for the Western audience. According to reports, the game is being translated into English as well as four other unspecified languages. “But we’re doing our best and working hard to get this game to all of you as soon as possible, so I sincerely hope you look forward to the game,” he assured (via GameSpot).
It is unclear if both versions of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be available for the Western market. Of course, while their story lines are similar, there are significant differences the two versions. The game will also be released on Nintendo Switch later this year.