Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of Elusive Age Ships Over 4 Million Copies Globally

Square Enix announced that their RPG Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of Elusive Age has shipped over 4 million copies globally since its release on PlayStation 4 and PC-via Steam in September.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of Elusive Age was the start of an exciting new adventure in the Dragon Quest series that allowed players to jump in without any knowledge of the previous titles. However, there are still plenty to discover for fans of the series. Additionally, the team mentions that the accessible battle system played a part in getting the game in new hands.

Series creator and game designer Yuji Horii released a statement:

I was truly delighted when I heard the news that Dragon Quest XI had exceeded four million sales worldwide. Back when I created the first Dragon Quest game, over thirty years ago, I could not possibly have dreamed that it would become a series that would cross the seas and be played by people all around the world. This is the eleventh numbered Dragon Quest title, and in depicting a ‘hero’s tale,’ also represents a new beginning for the series.

When I think that there are now over four million of these heroes all around the world, and each one has gone on their own individual adventure, it reminds me how glad I am we made the game. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the people who played Dragon Quest XI, both the fans of the previous games and the new fans who started with this one. Thank you all.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of Elusive Age tells the story a warrior who has just discovered his fate. After a bad run in, he teams up with a helpful adventurer name Erik and other members to travel through the world of Erdrea and save the world.

Currently, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of Elusive Age is also in development for Nintendo Switch.

You can check out the opening CG event below:


Author’s take: Congrats on the high sales numbers. I’m glad to see that Square Enix is supporting RPG more in the west. As a fan of the recent Star Ocean, I sure hope we see a new entry in that series. I know that has nothing to do with this story, but I really like Star Ocean.

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