Neoseeker : News : Dragon Quest I through VIII to be released on mobile in Japan, a terrible fate
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XXIV Oct 8, 13
inb4 KH3 and FFXV turns into iPhone games.
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supertom236 Oct 8, 13
You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?
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Spook Oct 8, 13
the first six I'd imagine will run well, hell I've played most on an iPod at some point. I don't know if they can do VIII justice though.
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Dilweedle Oct 8, 13
Great, now we'll never get DQ VII on the 3DS.
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Spook Oct 8, 13
yeah, well Square decided Bravely was a better investment. keep hoping nonetheless.
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ImmoStride Oct 8, 13
Not that terrible news tbh, they're only ports of existing games with their superior versions still being accessible on other systems. It'd actually be bad news if they decided to bring a super gimped version of DQ X down here as an iOS game, but for now it's just ports of some games
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Zombie_Barioth Oct 8, 13
It makes sense for Japan since mobile devices of all kinds do well there, don't know how well some of these might do though seeing as several of them have been re-made for the DS already.

I'm more annoyed that here they're porting eight games from the series to ios, yet we haven't seen anything from the series since DQIX.
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Spook Oct 9, 13
the western market is so packed with FF-tards that Dragon Quest games aren't often considered for localization, because their sales pale in comparison to even the worst spin-offs. Square's in the big payoff business these days.
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Zombie_Barioth Oct 9, 13
Thats true but its still one of Square Enix's biggest franchises. Does it sell as well as Final Fantasy? Nope, but then not too many JRPGs do, yet that hasn't stopped them from localizing almost every game so far.

Its not DQ's sales thats the problem here, its SE's ridiculous expectations. They're the one that seems to expect everything with their logo on it to sell gangbusters. The kind of games they make and the kind of sales they want don't match, but they insist on treating them like they do, only to end up sorely disappointed later.
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Spook Oct 9, 13
it is their best selling series overseas. welcome to a capitalist society, get to work.
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