Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies has done well…really well. Square Enix report that they’d shipped 5.3 million copies of the game globally by December 31st, 2010. We know at least 1.02 million copies of the game have been sold in the U.S. and Europe to date.
This makes Dragon Quest IX the best-selling Dragon Quest game so far.
When it first released in Japan, Square Enix president, Yoichi Wada, said that he hoped to ship over 5 million units of the game. Though Square Enix may not achieved that number in Japan alone, they’ve exceeded it globally.
This brings total shipment numbers of the Dragon Quest series as a whole (packaged goods only) to 57 million units worldwide.
2011 marks the 25th anniversary of Dragon Quest. Square Enix are presently working on Dragon Quest X for the Wii, but so far, it remains unknown whether one can expect the game to release this year or not.