This Is Dragon Quest IX’s Guinness Book Of World Records Award

By Spencer . May 21, 2010 . 9:50am

imageDragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies made history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.


Dragon Quest IX has a feature called tag mode in North America, which passively transfers data like treasure maps and player stats wirelessly. As long as your Nintendo DS is on and Dragon Quest IX is in it you can share data, even if you’re just walking around town.


As of March 4, tag mode has been used 117,577,073 times and that makes Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies the most popular ad-hoc wireless game… ever. Square Enix super tweeter Shinji Hashimoto posted a picture of the certificate over Twitter. That number is sure to go up when Nintendo publishes Dragon Quest IX on July 11 in North America and July 23 in Europe.

  • holyPaladin

    Nice achievement DQ IX117 million compared to 4 million game sold if I’m not mistaken?
    Japanese really bring their DS with them in street =p

  • woa! Omedeto gozaimasu o.0

  • Joanna

    That’s neat, but I don’t see that feature being used as much for myself. I rarely see people with DSes. The only time I recall getting a lot of passive hits like these was at an anime convention.

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