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Square-Enix polls players on their Dragon Quest XI platform of choice and enjoyment of the game, announces Japanese sale

Square-Enix hosted a live-stream for Dragon Quest XI, featuring Director Takeshi Uchikawa, PS4 Producer Hokuto Okamoto, and 3DS Producer Kenjin Yokota. While no news was given on the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI, the devs polled the live audience on a number of topics. You can see the results of the poll below.

What platform did players play Dragon Quest XI on?

- PS4 version received 37.7% of votes
- the 3DS version got 27,2%
- 26.3% of viewers played both
- 8.8% pledged to buy the game in the future

Did players enjoy the game?

- 78.8% rated the stream “very good”
- 15.8% “pretty good”
- 2.8% had a fairly negative opinion
- 1.4% a very negative one

The devs also announced an upcoming sale for Dragon Quest XI on digital storefronts, eShop included. The 3DS version of the game will go from 6,458 yen to 3,958 yen. This sael will also include other Dragon Quest games across the 3DS eShop. The sale runs from Dec. 26th to Jan. 8th, 2018.

Dragon Quest XI live-stream event airing in Japan on Dec. 19th, 2017

Square-Enix has yet another live-stream event coming up for Dragon Quest XI. The stream will be airing via NicoNico on Dec. 19th, 2017. The game's director and producers will be on-hand for the event, but we're not quite sure what the point of the stream is. Square-Enix has outright stated that there won't be any new info coming from the stream.

Famitsu survey asks Dragon Quest XI players what platform they play on, favorite characters, and more

The following survey comes from Famitsu, which includes data from 2,238 people.

Which hardware did you play on?

PS4 – 990 people
3DS – 854 people
Both – 375 people

Who is your favorite main character? (Up to three choices)

Veronica – 1,316 votes
Camus – 1,078 votes
Silvia – 988 votes

Who is your favorite non-main character?

Homeros – 361 votes
Emma – 340 votes
Diego – 274 votes

Which camera mode did you use on PS4?

Free Camera – 365 people
Auto-Camera – 714 people
Switched between both – 227 people

Did you play on 2D or 3D Mode for 3DS?

2D – 196 people
3D – 618 people
Switched between both – 227 people

What was the best element about Dragon Quest XI?

1. Characters
2. Story
3. World
4. Graphics
5. Music

What was your favorite new element?

1. Zone and Co-op Attacks
2. Forge
3. Skill Panel
4. Camp
5. Monster Mounting

How enjoyable was the game?

Very Enjoyable – 1,573 people
Pretty Enjoyable – 340 people
Enjoyable – 89 people
Not Enjoyable/Uncertain – 80 people

Another look at Lawson's Dragon Quest XI makeover

Lawson convenience stores in Japan got a huge makeover to promote Dragon Quest XI. The stores really went all-out on the redesign. If you want to see some more pics of the crazy makeover, check out this post here.

Square-Enix hosting Dragon Quest XI Spoiler Show

- Square-Enix hosting a Dragon Quest XI Spoiler Show on Sept. 29th at United Cinema, Toyosu from 18:00 JST
- the event will host 370 fans (invited by lottery ticket)
- it will also air on Niconico and YouTube

Dragon Quest XI - digital sales for the first 2 days

Dragon Quest XI (first two days of digital sales)

- 113,182 copies on PlayStation 4
- 62,939 copies on 3DS

Square-Enix warns Dragon Quest XI players about hacked StreetPass data

- some users have illegally altered StreetPass
- the hacked data is related to the Yocchi
- you can reach a “motivation” value of up to 150 via normal play
- the hacked data allows you to go higher than 150, which is not possible via legal gameplay
- Square-Enix cannot guarantee safe operation of the mode if the tampered Yocchi are used in the game

Dragon Quest XI DLC detailed


- three types of ‘Original Yocchi Tribe’ will be delivered free to all owners of Dragon Quest X
- content due out Thursday, Aug. 10th
- Yocchi Tribe are an integral part of the StreetPass element to Dragon Quest XI

Famitsu - review scores

Boost Beast (Switch) – 7/7/8/8 [30/40]
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) – 10/10/10/10 [40/40]
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS) – 10/10/10/10 [40/40]