Predict the first week sales for Dragon Quest VII in Japan.

#1Lord_VishanaPosted 2/7/2013 7:18:13 PM
Dragon Quest VII officially released in Japan today. I thought it would a fun idea to guesstimate the first week sales for the game and how many 3DS systems it could potentially sell.

I'm estimating around 150k 3DS units and 1.2 million copies of the game during the first week.
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#2FefnirOmega13Posted 2/7/2013 7:19:58 PM
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#3Steve_TeddiePosted 2/7/2013 7:22:14 PM
1.2 million seems kinda steep for a port/remake whatever it is.
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#4kdiz4321Posted 2/7/2013 7:26:15 PM
Steve_Teddie posted...
1.2 million seems kinda steep for a port/remake whatever it is.


It's a main series Dragon Quest game, remake or not. That stuff sells like Pokemon over there; I can see it hitting 1.5 million.
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#5Lord_Vishana(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 7:31:54 PM
Steve_Teddie posted...
1.2 million seems kinda steep for a port/remake whatever it is.


It's a complete remake of the original. Never underestimate the love Japan has for the Dragon Quest series. :-)

While it's true remakes kinda have a tendency not to be as successful as the original, I think this game is the exception. It's considered to be the best in the series and it add features from VIII and IX. Terry's Wonderland sold 614k opening week and its lifetime sales are over a million, considering that is a spinoff of the main series, it did extremely well. Historically, the main series always sells better than the other games.
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#6McMarblesPosted 2/7/2013 7:34:00 PM
Seeing as it's Famitsu's most anticipated game, I'll say about... 1.2 mill.
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#7Steve_TeddiePosted 2/7/2013 7:34:46 PM
Is it anything like IX?

I got maybe ~10 or so hours in but dropped it due to fetching/repetition/boring story. I'd get this one if it's a lot different, especially in the story department. Really hard to find RPGs with good stories now.
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#8360pagesPosted 2/7/2013 7:41:48 PM
Steve_Teddie posted...
Is it anything like IX?

I got maybe ~10 or so hours in but dropped it due to fetching/repetition/boring story. I'd get this one if it's a lot different, especially in the story department. Really hard to find RPGs with good stories now.


Dragon quest nine is probably the worst in the aspect, there barely any characters in the game. The other games are a lot better. 4-6 come to mind.
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#9JoeBudden42Posted 2/7/2013 7:42:26 PM
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#10Lord_Vishana(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 7:47:56 PM
Steve_Teddie posted...
Is it anything like IX?

I got maybe ~10 or so hours in but dropped it due to fetching/repetition/boring story. I'd get this one if it's a lot different, especially in the story department. Really hard to find RPGs with good stories now.


Aesthetically it's reminiscent of both VIII and IX. VII had(arguably) the best story and characters in the entire series. The game is long, when I say long I mean LONG . Honestly I'm kinda surprised you couldn't immerse yourself in IX. In VII it also has a Monster Park in which you collect monsters, a town you build and lead to prosperity and other DQ staples. VII has a "grotto" system much like IX which adds a massive amount of endgame(Yikes I hope he doesn't come into this topic) content.
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