Dragon Quest IX's One Save Data Slot Explained!

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According to the Dragon Quest IX DS case, the game only has one save slot. DQIX producer Ryutaro Ichimuar explains why.


"Because the amount of freedom we give players is huge," says Ichimura, "the data that needs to be saved is enormous."

Thus, it was difficult for Square Enix to create a save file and squeeze in a back-up save file in case the DS's battery dies suddenly. If a back-up data save file wasn't created, players could lose valuable save data. "We're working as hard as we can so data is not lost," says Ichimura.

"In the case of the Nintendo DS," says DQ creator Yuji Horii, "the scariest for save data is when the battery dies."

Instead of another save slot, Square Enix had to use that space for back-up data.

Creator's Voice [Touch-DS via はちま起稿] [Pic]


Tim Rogers

pre-empting the haters:

you know, there's another game i can think of that only has one save slot . . . hmmmm . . . which one is it?


yeah, those games only sold like ten million copies each! if it weren't for the one save slot, they probably would have sold a billion!