Dragon Quest IV - 360.000 copies on first day

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by CockroachMan, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Yep, as the title says, the Dragon Quest IV remake for the DS sold 360.000 copies just on it's first day in Japan.. and there's yest DQ V and VI remakes to come.. I should have bought some Square-Enix stocks..

    And this is a remake! Imagine what will happen when DQ IX is out!

    well.. source: http://www.jeux-france.com/news22885_drago...e-au-japon.html
  2. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    I don't get why this series continues to sell insane amounts of copies there. It doesn't do nearly as well outside Japan, and isn't very centric on Japanese culture either.
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Insane amount of copies were sold 17 years ago when this was on the NES. There were early reports of this selling out before it had even gone on sale. Switching the series to the DS is the best decision they've ever made! Doubt the same will happen when it comes out over here but it'll do better than most RPG games.

    RPG games seem to be the only "hardcore" genre that sells really well, even Mario Galaxy is being surpassed by the sales of Mario Party DS!
  4. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    In other news, Mario vs Sonic at the Olympic Games sold only 15,000 on it's first day in Japan.

    But I'll defiantly play this when it hits American shores. I've never played any of the Dragon Quest main games. I don't need to play 1-3 first do I? I think it's like Final Fantasy from what I hear about continuity.
  5. Sc4rFac3d

    Sc4rFac3d GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 30, 2005
    I still don't see how they expected it to sell any good. While it may have Mario and Sonic in one game, the olympics stuff totally kills it.
  6. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

    Dec 9, 2006
    United States

    there all seperate stories there not connected

    1 and 2 were good stories 3 sucked lol

    i remember 4 not having a good story either :-(
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Sonic is dying in Japan, Sonic Rush Adventure sold very poorly. I loved Sega boasting that it will do 4 million! No idea why it needed the license, the Olympics aren't on for ages. Just call it Sonic Vs Mario: Summer Games or something. Would have cost less to make.

    The DS version should do better though.
  8. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    Apr 17, 2003
    Wassamatta U
    This isn't surprising in the least. Dragon Quest has always sold extremely well in Japan. Most of the time it usually even sells better then the Final Fantasy brand.
  9. engruzii

    engruzii GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    Saudi Arabia
    This world
    well that not surprising for me at least DQ games always sells high even better than FF (DQVIII sold more than 5 million copies)

    plus imo DQ is the best RPG when it comes to gameplay i like it even better than FF.

    DQ is all about gameplay nothing can beat it when it comes to gameplay [​IMG]
  10. jayminer

    jayminer Advanced Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Well, 1 - 3 are sort of connected. I really enjoyed having played the first two when playing the third. DQ4 is the first game in the Zenithia-triology, and they are more separated than the first three. All games can be played completely seperately though, it's just that you'll recognize stuff from the other games which I personally really like, like visiting old places and stuff. and things. and crap.
  11. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Full weekly top 10:

    01. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV (Square-Enix) - 597,000 / NEW
    02. [PS2] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008 (Konami) - 294,000 / NEW
    03. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008 (Konami) - 141,000 / NEW
    04. [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo) - 110,000 / 460,000
    05. [PS2] Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (Square-Enix) - 68,000 / NEW
    06. [WII] Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) - 63,000 / NEW
    07. [NDS] Dinosaur King: The Seven Fragments (Sega) - 57,000 / NEW
    08. [NDS] Mega Man Star Force 2: Berserk × Shinobi (Capcom) - 37,000 / NEW
    09. [NDS] Mega Man Star Force 2: Berserk × Dinosaur (Capcom) - 37,000 / NEW
    10. [PS2] Pachinko Assassin III: Iron Pachi-Chonmage 13 (Hackberry) - 36,000 / NEW

    Amazingly Mario Party has sold a lot more than Mario Galaxy despite reviews.