SquareEnix today confirmed that one million copies of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
have been sold in Japan since the game's release on December 28. This feat makes Dragon Quest Monsters
only the second third-party DS title to achieve more than one million sales in Japan, following on from Bandai's success last year with Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi
had been sold out in many stores across Japan this past week, with shortages so severe that Joker
plummeted from second place in the Japanese sales chart to 42nd
place. Stocks were replenished yesterday, however, and the demand for Dragon Quest Monsters
(which is merely a tasty appetizer to enjoy before Dragon Quest IX
is served) has immediately pushed SquareEnix' game beyond the milestone of a million sales.