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Square Enix ships 5.3 million copies of Dragon Quest IX

Perhaps looking around for some good news to mention in a not particularly good-newsy time, Square Enix announced that as of the end of December, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies has shipped 5.3 million copies worldwide since its Japanese release in July 2009. Most of those copies...

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Layton's Unwound Future and Kirby's Epic Yarn join Nintendo's million-seller club

In a supplemental document to Nintendo's latest quarterly earnings report, the company noted its million-sellers during the past three fiscal quarters (April–Dec. 2010), with Professor Layton and pink power-puff Kirby standing out from the games featuring keywords: Mario, Pokémon and...

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Best of the Rest: JC's picks of 2010

Dragon Quest IX DQIX is secretly two games: when you're playing through the main quest, it's a traditional JRPG with a light but interesting story populated by unexpectedly engaging characters and perfectly brisk pacing; then as you approach the end, it becomes a dungeon crawler driven by a dungeon...

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Club Nintendo offers Dragon Quest IX screensaver, Mario towels

Club Nintendo has introduced two more choices for your fun-money shopping. Another 10-Coin screensaver is available, this time featuring Dragon Quest IX artwork against a backdrop of the world map. If you're less prone to screen burn-in and more prone to spill your drink, you may be more interested...

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Dragon Quest IX is Japan's favorite Dragon Quest

Last month, Square Enix asked Japanese fans to vote on their favorite Dragon Quest game. Dragon Quest IX on DS took the honors, despite early backlashes about the Sandy/Stella character. Fans also voted on their favorite creature from the series, which we don't even need to name, do we?...

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Nintendo bringing fall lineup, new WiiWare game to PAX

Visitors to Nintendo's PAX booth will be able to try out some upcoming Wii games, including Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns, along with anticipated third-party games Goldeneye 007 and NBA Jam. Next week's Metroid: Other M will also be on display. Nintendo will also show a new...

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Dragon Quest IX hits the road, Gamestop distributing treasure maps

Look, America isn't blessed with the near-universal dependence on public transportation and cultural adoption of Square Enix's portable games that makes using Dragon Quest IX's "Tag mode" and other networking features worthwhile. Rather than let our nation's DQIX-playing community steam in a broth...

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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Yuji Horii on Dragon Quest IX

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies was just released on the DS -- if you've yet to check out our review, then here's the pertinent linkage. So, considering how much Square Enix has invested in the title, it's no surprise the brunt of producer Horii's chat (which you can see for yourself...

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Dragon Quest IX map, Metroid: Other M demo available at Comic-Con

Yes, there will be lots of interesting panels, swag, premieres, celebrities and other stuff at Comic-Con. Whatever. Nintendo just gave us the real reason the July 22-25 event is worth attending: a new Dragon Quest IX map. If you bring your DS to Nintendo's booth, with the game running in Tag Mode,...

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Metareview: Dragon Quest IX

With the release of Dragon Quest IX for DS, Nintendo and Square Enix are trying once again to convert American gamers into Dragon Quest fanatics -- or at least sell some games. While we wait to see how the public responds to the multiplayer-enabled RPG, we decided to check in with reviews of the...

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