Author Topic: It's official: Square Enix and Nintendo abandoning Dragon Quest in North America  (Read 7936 times)

Offline FlyingRagnar

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No Dragon Quest news came out of E3 from either Square Enix or Nintendo.  Underscored by the poor sales of Dragon Quest X on the Wii U, Dragon Quest has officially been abandoned again in North America.  Square Enix simply cannot get their act together and made a horrible decision in making Dragon Quest X an online-only, subscription based game. 

Dragon Quest was dead in North America from 1992-1999.  Looks like we are entering the second "dark age" for the game series which is arguably the best selling series of all time in Japan.

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No Dragon Quest news came out of E3 from either Square Enix or Nintendo.  Underscored by the poor sales of Dragon Quest X on the Wii U, Dragon Quest has officially been abandoned again in North America.  Square Enix simply cannot get their act together and made a horrible decision in making Dragon Quest X an online-only, subscription based game. 

Dragon Quest was dead in North America from 1992-1999.  Looks like we are entering the second "dark age" for the game series which is arguably the best selling series of all time in Japan.

Sad to hear this  :(, even though I haven't played a single Dragon Quest game.
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Dragon Quest was dead in North America from 1992-1999.  Looks like we are entering the second "dark age" for the game series which is arguably the best selling series of all time in Japan.

both mario and pokemon have sold more

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So no Dragon Quest 7 remake for NA?

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Too early to say for the Dragon Quest 7 remake.  If it did happen, it likely will be a year or longer until it gets outside of Japan.  Due to the Dragon Quest X debacle, they will likely wait until they are absolutely sure it will be a success.

As for the Pokemon/Mario comparison, they have both had many more titles released than Dragon Quest and both are first party.  I probably shouldn't have said "best selling" but instead "one of the most popular" series.  Dragon Quest in Japan is pretty crazy.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest#Cultural_impact
« Last Edit: July 09, 2013, 07:15:13 PM by FlyingRagnar »

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oh yeah I agree with that. definitely more popular there

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I should also mention that Square Enix dumped the DQVC online service for Dragon Quest IX last month without any sort of advanced warning.  It just quit working, with many players thinking it must be down for a day or two (which has happened in the past).  Nope.  Square Enix just pulled the plug. 

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Never really been a Dragon Quest fan