Dragon Quest X is finally getting a Nintendo 3DS release. Previously released on Wii, Wii U, Windows and smartphones, the 3DS version will use WiFi and cost 3,800 yen ($37). Out September 4 in Japan, it requires an additional subscription fee like the other versions. No word yet about a Western release for the 3DS. » 7/08/14 4:40am 7/08/14 4:40am

Dragon Quest X Coming to PC in Japan

Dragon Quest X was conspicuously absent from E3 and its Wii U version may not make it to the west. A PC version might stand a better chance, though, and Siliconera reports Japan is getting Dragon Quest X on PC at the end of September. » 6/23/13 1:00pm 6/23/13 1:00pm

A Look Inside a Wii Game Gold Farm

Dragon Quest X is an online game. And for the past year, the game's real money trade (selling virtual items for real cash) has been a problem in Japan. And this might be why. » 6/20/13 6:30am 6/20/13 6:30am

These Games Were Missing From E3

Now that we've had a weekend to recoup from the bright lights and pulsing music of the world's most elaborate video game marketing circus, it's time to take a quiet moment to reflect on the games we didn't get to play at E3 2013. Jade, Samus, Drake — where were you guys? » 6/17/13 10:00am 6/17/13 10:00am

An Elderly Woman Thrashing Dragon Quest X on Japanese TV

It's not everyday you see senior citizens talking role-playing games. It's not everyday you see them thrashing one of them on Japanese television. In primetime. » 2/14/13 6:40am 2/14/13 6:40am

Expect The Wii U Version of Dragon Quest X Next Spring... Maybe...…

At Tokyo Game Show 2012, Square Enix held an event with special guests, Yuuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series, and producer Yousuke Saitou to showcase the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X. » 9/22/12 2:30am 9/22/12 2:30am

How Dragon Quest Just Pissed Off Its Most Famous (and Oldest) Fan

Dragon Quest X » 8/27/12 4:30am 8/27/12 4:30am is an online MMORPG. That might've made some fans pleased, but one in particular—legendary actress Keiko Awaji—is not happy.

MMORPGs Are Expensive, When You Are a Kid

Kids? They don't have money. So thirteen bucks might not be much to working adults, but it is when you are a child—a MMORPG playing child, that is.


Dragon Quest X is, for the first time in the DQ series, a subscription-based MMORPG. To enable kids the ability to play for two hours at set times everyday free of… » 8/24/12 5:20am 8/24/12 5:20am

Japan's Biggest Role-Playing Game Gets its Own...Minivan

To promote online role-playing game Dragon Quest X, Square Enix and Nissan joined forces for this: a Dragon Quest branded Nissan Serena. » 8/13/12 7:50am 8/13/12 7:50am

Dragon Quest X's Uphill Climb in the West

Dragon Quest X » 8/10/12 7:50am 8/10/12 7:50am is a game perfectly tailored to bring Japanese players into the world of MMORPGs for the first time. It's part of a big-named series, it's very easy to pick up and play, and it's on a system that 12.5 million Japanese already have sitting in their living rooms. However, it's the very things that make…

Dragon Quest X is Both Forward-Thinking and Backwards at the Same Time

In Japan, Dragon Quest » 8/10/12 7:00am 8/10/12 7:00am is the unquestioned king of RPGs: Even the series comes in a distant second. The last game in the series, , sold over 4.3 million copies, making it the 6th best selling game on the Nintendo DS in Japan. Many speculated the next game would surely be on the 3DS or the—then only theoretical—Wii…

How Dragon Quest X Could Forever Change the Gaming Landscape in Japan

MMORPGs are far from popular in Japan, especially when compared to the West. There have been a few MMO successes—e.g. Phantasy Star Online » 8/10/12 5:00am 8/10/12 5:00am and —but the MMO market is so small in general that even MMO juggernaut has never been released here.