Nikkei: Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest XI Expected to Sell Over a Million Each Despite Console Slump

The February issue of the monthly magazine Nikkei Tredy, part of the editorial galaxy of the prominent newspaper Nikkei Shinbun, had an article on the Japanese video game market.

According to the article, smartphone games have pushed home consoles somewhat out of the limelight in the past few years in Japan, but despite that both Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest XI are expected to sell more than a million units each on the local market, also contributing to pushing console sales.

Interestingly, the magazine also mentions that Final Fantasy XV’s unconventional battle system is likely to split the opinion of the traditional fans of the series, but will appeal to lovers of action games.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see if two numbered games of two series that are massively popular in Japan will give a jolt of vitality to the local console market, which isn’t as dead mas many think, anyway.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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