Dragon Quest IX Pre-orders Top Two Million
Guess the first week sales.
In case you for some reason thought Dragon Quest IX was going to buck the trend of numbered Dragon Quest games and totally flop at retail, a report at Inside Games today ought to convince you otherwise.
The site, as part of its daily "Morning Paper Check" story, in which it summarizes the game-related contents from morning newspapers, has recapped a Dragon Quest-related story from today's Nikkei Industrial Newspaper. The paper makes note of the numerous pre-order signs now appearing at retailers and says that retailers are telling it that pre-orders for the game stand out even over past DQ games. The game's pre-orders appear to have crossed the two million mark.
DQIX goes on sale this Saturday alongside a new red DSi model. The game is widely expected to be the DS's next five million seller.