Tantrum-Throwing Dad in Japanese PS4 Dragon Quest XI Commercial Is Our New Favorite Commercial

Sony's new Dragon Quest XI TV commercial for the PS4 version is as hilarious as they come.

on July 18, 2017 10:46 PM

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia loves to release hilarious TV commercials, and those starring Densha Otoko actor and local addicted PlayStation testimonial Takayuki Yamada are the best of the bunch.

Today they released another for Dragon Quest XI, titled “the great tantrum/the great patience” and Yamada-san plays the role of a dad throwing a tantrum at a store to buy Dragon Quest XI for PS4. When his son finally gives in, in a funny reversal of roles, they find themselves playing together on the couch.Tantrum-Throwing Dad in Japanese PS4 Dragon Quest XI Commercial Is Our New Favorite Commercial

Unfortunately, Yamada-san has has trouble restraining himself, and letting his son play, conflicted between his needs as a player and those of a father. Finally, he finds the perfect compromise by joining the kid, playing together on the same controller.

Of course it’s hilarious, especially thanks to Yamada-san’s over-the-top expressiveness, but i’m sure many  parents will actually relate.

This is isn’t the first time Yamada stars in a Dragon Quest XI ad, and the first was equally funny. If you want to see more, you can check out 45 minutes of gameplay from yesterday, the spectacular opening prologue video, some new commercials starring celebritiesnew screenshots highlighting the story, and more footage displaying riding monsters and more. You can also download a spiffy PS4 theme for free.

Dragon Quest XI will launch in Japan on July 29th for PS4 and 3DS, with a Nintendo Switch release also planned at some time down the line.


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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.