The popular Japanese IT magazine Weekly ASCII asked its readers on what platform they’d like to play the next Dragon Quest game, and the result were only partly predictable.
Here’s a breakdown:
- PS4: 62%
- Wii U: 8%
- iPhone: 8%
- PC: 5%
- Tablets 3%
- Android Smartphones: 3%
- Xbox One: 1%
- SH-01F Dragon Quest: 1%
- Other: 9%
Note: the SH-01F Dragon Quest is the special Dragon Quest themed smartphone to be released this December by docomo.
The PS4 got the lion’s share of the votes, with the Wii U following for home consoles with a meager 8%. 5% is actually surprisingly high for PC, and confirms the trend that PC Gaming is slowly taking a foothold in Japan, even thanks to Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X.
Also interesting is that all mobile platforms combined just reach a 20%. Considering how popular mobile gaming seems to be in Japan, I expected a much higher result there. The sizable 9% for “other” should not surprise, since the poll did not seem to have a specific option for 3DS, PS3 and PS Vita.
1% for the Xbox One…well… No one’s surprised there. It’s Japan, after all.