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Nintendo Switch sales up 10% in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales rose by 10 per cent week-on-week in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, showing the appetite for Nintendo’s new console is still as fierce as ever despite a lack of new releases. The console sold another 77,000 units last week, taking its cumulative …

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Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

For the second week in a row, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has claimed both of the top spots in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. Once again, the 3DS version of Square Enix’s successful RPG is proving to be …

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Dragon Quest XI was Japan’s best-selling game in July

Despite being on sale for just two days last month, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was the best-selling game in Japan this July, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. As we reported last week, the 3DS version ofDragon Quest XI sold an incredible 1.1m …

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Dragon Quest XI hits 2m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 may have shot to the top of the Japanese weekly charts and become the fastest-selling Switch gameat the end of last month, but according to the latest data from Famitsu, even Nintendo’s family friendly shooter compete with the might of Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an …

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Dragon Quest XI set for western release in 2018

Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI will finally be making its way westwards next year. The news came a day before the release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in Japan, which we suspect will rise straight to the top of the charts when our …

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Interview: When Dragon Quest met Minecraft

The latest Dragon Quest title, Builders, mixes the series’ RPG stylings with the gameplay of a little-known title called Minecraft. MCV speaks to producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto to find out more Tell me about Dragon Quest Builders. It is a sandbox RPG where the world is set in the Dragon Quest …

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Dragon Quest songwriter crowned world’s oldest games composer

The lead composer for the Dragon Quest series has been officially recognised as the oldest songwriter working in video games. Koichi Sugiyama received the Guinness World Record as the World’s Oldest Video Game Composer for putting together a tune at the very specific age of 84 years and 292 days …

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Minecraft-inspired Dragon Quest Builders is coming to the West

Square Enix’s take on the Minecraft series Dragon Quest Builders is set for a Western release. In a post on the PlayStation blog, Square Enix community manager Dan Seto says that Builders is coming to both PlayStation 4 and Vita in October. The PS4 SKU is getting both a boxed …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to check out the biggest imports Japan is the land where video games matured. Now, three decades after the release of …

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