Here’s How Much Dragon Quest IX Sold Overseas


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:

GameLife-to-date Sales
Pokémon Black/White5.32 million
New Super Mario Bros.26.21 million
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver11.72 million
Mario Kart DS20.7 million
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future11.87 million
Art Academy1.52 million
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem1.15 million
Dragon Quest IX: Seninels of the Starry Skies21.02 million

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



GameLife-to-date Sales
Wii Sports Resort26.35 million
New Super Mario Bros. Wii21.28 million
Super Mario Galaxy 26.15 million
Wii Fit Plus17.74 million
Wii Party5.07 million
Donkey Kong Country Returns4.21 million
Mario Kart Wii26.5 million
Super Mario All-Stars Anniversary Edition1.95 million
Kirby’s Epic Yarn1.38 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
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.