Coming from Square-Enix President Yosuke Matsuda...
On Dragon Quest XI sales expectations as compared to previous installments
“It’s difficult to make a direct comparison given how different the market landscape is now compared to when we released “DRAGON QUEST IX,” which was back when home consoles were in their prime. Our plan is to leverage “DRAGON QUEST XI” to generate earnings across the DRAGON QUEST brand.”
On cannibalization of sales for other Dragon Quest games
“We do not believe that releasing “DRAGON QUEST XI” will result in cannibalization. Given the high level of user satisfaction that each of our existing titles enjoys, we believe that their fans will continue playing them. In addition, we intend to bring excitement to the entire DRAGON QUEST franchise around the time we launch “DRAGON QUEST XI.””
Finally, Matsuda said that predictions for Dragon Quest XI‘s sales performance are “conservative given changes in the market landscape and other considerations.”