By Spencer . September 9, 2014 . 11:14pm
Square Enix is halting shipments of Dragon Quest X for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The game sold well and the initial batch sold out in less than one week, but the huge influx of players lead to problems with the 3DS version.
Unlike Dragon Quest X for Wii, Wii U or PC, Dragon Quest X for Nintendo 3DS uses cloud servers to stream the game to players. With so many players online, especially during peak hours (7PM to midnight), players are having a hard time logging in to the game. Those that can get online have had issues playing Dragon Quest X and freezing game shipments will ameliorate server load issues for existing players. Dragon Quest X for Nintendo 3DS has also been removed from the Nintendo eShop in Japan.*
*Correction: While Dragon Quest X included a voucher to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, Dragon Quest X was not available to purchase on the eShop alone. It was available via the recommended software campaign only.>