PlayStation Japan Boss Hopes Dragon Quest XI to Be a Console Seller; Talks Successful Japanese Games

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita believes in the importance of Dragon Quest XI.

Today Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest XI for PS4 and 3DS has gone gold, and this week’s issue of Famitsu included an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita, who was pinged about the importance of the game for Sony.

Morita-san mentioned that Dragon Quest is a very relevant and well known franchise, and since a numbered title is launching after a long time, not only he has big personal expectations [as a player], but he also has high hopes for it to be a console seller. While in the west PlayStation is launching the gold and silver PS4 models, in Japan they want to put emphasis on Dragon Quest XI, which is why Sony is launching the Dragon Quest XI Loto Edition PS4.

Incidentally, asked whether the gold and silver PS4 will be launched in Japan, he mentioned that’s something that might be taken in consideration for the future.

Asked about the fact that the game is also coming to 3DS, Morita-san mentioned that publicizing and expanding the Dragon Quest IP is very important, so each platform is promoting, it. He feels that i’s important to grow excitement for Dragon Quest. On Sony’s part, they will focus on the great experience that the game can provide on PS4.

Speaking about Japanese games in general, Morita-san also mentioned that, while they’re now selling well in Japan, it’s good to see that there are titles selling well overseas as well, bringing as examples NieR: Automata, Persona 5 and NiOh.

If you want to take a look at Dragon Quest XI, you can check out some fresh footage from this morning.

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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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