The release date of Dragon Quest XI in Japan is getting close, with only 22 days left to the climatic launch on July 29th.
It’s certainly a big deal on the local market, as the massively popular series is getting a new single player numbered game after eight years, and thirteen years have passed since the last mainline title on home consoles, with Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for PS2.
Bets are also on on what version will sell the most between PS4 and 3DS. With extremely different features, and the Switch version pushed out of the initial competition due to mysterious “adult circumstances.”
The local branch of Amazon appears to have picked a side, with a bundle including the PS4 version of the game together with a CUH-2000 slim console announced with a press release. It’s among the first items featured for the massive Prime Day sale, which will begin on Amazon Japan on July 10th.
At the moment, there is no word on what kind of discount will be applied to the bundle, that would have a 40,180 yen ($355) regular price. It’s worth mentioning that it’s a separate bundle with a standard PS4, as opposed to the limited (and gorgeous) Roto Edition.
The PS4 version of Dragon Quest XI has been at the top of the local Amazon best-seller chart pretty much consistently since when pre-orders have been opened on April 11th. It’s still there now, three months later, leaving the 3DS version in second place. This kind of consistency is nearly unprecedented.
If Amazon is any indication of the hype for the game in Japan, Dragon Quest XI is going to sell very, very well.
If you want to see more about the game, you can watch some gameplay showing the same 3DS exclusive features, screenshots with the same focus, more screenshots displaying PS4 exclusive features, another batch showing Martina and Row, and an hilarious trailer dedicated to the PS4 version.
Dragon Quest XI will be released in Japan on July 29th for PS4 and 3DS, with a Nintendo Switch release also planned. Unfortunately, no release window has been announced for the Switch version just yet.