Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Sells Over 340,000 Units in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Sells Over 340,000 Units in Japan

The Japanese outlet Famitsu has recently posted its weekly news update on the number of video game hardware and software sold in the country.

The most significant of these reveals is that the latest entry in the Dragon Quest franchise, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, debuted with 346,583 units sold.

This is a pretty impressive opening week for the title, though there’s no word on how it has performed in the West.

You can view Famitsu’s coverage for additional sales information.

In Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, the demi-human protagonist, Psaro, was cursed by the ruler of the monster realm of Nadiria, also known as his father, making the youth incapable of harming any being with monster blood coursing through their veins.

To defy his fate, Psaro becomes a monster wrangler, amassing a sizeable monster following during his quest for vengeance. Additionally, he’ll make new allies, including the elf Rose and the enigmatic Toilen Trubble.

Combat will consist of eight party members, with four being active and another four being in reserves. Further, you can manually control your monsters’ actions every turn or set predetermined tactics to let the AI decide, like ‘Show No Mercy’ or ‘Focus on Healing.’

In battle, monsters can enter a frenzied state born from desperation in dire scenarios, enabling greater damage output and additional chances to perform an action. Players can also look forward to monster fusion and several season-based environments to traverse, each with their own creatures.

Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince is now available worldwide on Nintendo Switch.

free demo is now available via the Switch eShop.

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