During the 1980s and 1990s, Dragon Quest was a huge hit in Japan. Kids who were studying the piano, learned the Dragon Quest theme. People loved the series so much! One retailer took advantage of that and got arrested.
In a recent issue of GamesTM, a product manager for an unnamed Japanese company recalls, "I remember Dragon Quest selling so well that the owner of a toy shop in my neighborhood started bundling it with other games to get rid of them - which was against the law, so he got arrested."
Those were the days! Of course, the Dragon Quest games are still incredibly popular, and people still adore the series. The last Dragon Quest game, Dragon Quest IX, sold over 4 million copies — the biggest in the series. Hopefully, no unscrupulous game retailers got snagged for it!