Here’s How Much Dragon Quest IX Sold Overseas


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Curious as to how much Dragon Quest IX sold outside Japan? So were we! Luckily, Nintendo revealed sales figures for the game (and others) as part of their earnings report for the third quarter of their ongoing fiscal year, set to end on March 31st, 2011.


Dragon Quest IX, published by Nintendo in the U.S. and Europe, has sold 1.02 million copies to date. Keep in mind that figure is for the U.S. and Europe only, as the game was published by Square Enix in Japan.


Unsurprisingly, other games published by Nintendo sold incredibly well, too. Below, you can find select game sales for both Nintendo DS and Wii titles:


Nintendo DS:

Game Life-to-date Sales
Pokémon Black/White 5.32 million
New Super Mario Bros. 26.21 million
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver 11.72 million
Mario Kart DS 20.7 million
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future1 1.87 million
Art Academy 1.52 million
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem 1.15 million
Dragon Quest IX: Seninels of the Starry Skies2 1.02 million

1&2: U.S. and Europe numbers only. In Japan, these games were published by other companies.



Game Life-to-date Sales
Wii Sports Resort 26.35 million
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 21.28 million
Super Mario Galaxy 2 6.15 million
Wii Fit Plus 17.74 million
Wii Party 5.07 million
Donkey Kong Country Returns 4.21 million
Mario Kart Wii 26.5 million
Super Mario All-Stars Anniversary Edition 1.95 million
Kirby’s Epic Yarn 1.38 million


Upcoming games for the Wii and DS in the U.S. and Europe before Nintendo’s fiscal year ends include Pokémon Black/White, Dragon Quest IX and Mario Sports Mix.

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.