The latest Dragon Quest title is selling at a faster rate when compared to its predecessor.
Media Create reports that 2,318,932 copies of Dragon Quest IX have been sold in Japan for the first two days in the market. When Dragon Quest VIII was released for the PS2 in 2004, it sold 2.23 million copies in the first two days, which shows that the latest Dragon Quest title is already selling at a faster pace.
Media Create also reports that Dragon Quest IX had a sell-through rate of 81% of the initial shipment, which usually indicates that many retailers have sold all their copies of the game. Japanese retailers and analysts expect that Dragon Quest IX will sell five million copies domestically; in comparison, the lifetime sales of Dragon Quest VIII in Japan are 3.68 million.