Dragon Quest VII Has Already Sold A Million in Japan
Posted on Wednesday, February 13 @ 06:01:31 Eastern by Heath_Hindman
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By most reports, the game market is shrinking worldwide. If anyone needed any reassurance of the selling power of Dragon Quest in Japan, however, they just got it. Within its first week, Dragon Quest sold over 800,000, and according to Famitsu, has now gone on to sell a million copies in its homeland, making it the fastest 3DS game to hit a million. That means it outpaced Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Brothers 2, Animal Crossing, and Monster Hunter Tri-G. Now we'll just have to see if it reaches the two million mark more quickly than Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It probably will, but you never know.
Here's the full Media Create chart:
1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII - 827,922
The hardware charts have, as you may have assumed, 3DS sales shooting through the roof while its supposed rival in this handheld generation basically doesn't exist. Wii-U, meanwhile, is locked in a deadly staredown with 10k and fighting to keep its head above water.
3DS - 127,695
Expect the 3DS and Dragon Quest VII to remain at the tops of their respective charts next week. I only point this out because the same game topping the charts for multiple weeks is very unusual, and generally reserved for the biggest of the big franchises. Lately, however, 3DS games are making it look easy.
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