Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Tops 1 Million Units Shipped Worldwide

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince Ships 1 Million Units Globally

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19, 2023) – SQUARE ENIX® is thrilled to announce that DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, the latest addition to the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series, has reached a significant milestone by shipping 1 million units worldwide. The game, exclusively available for Nintendo Switch™, has achieved this success through retail sales and digital downloads on the Nintendo® eShop. This achievement comes shortly after the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series since the launch of the first game, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: Terry’s Wonderland.

Embark on a Role-Playing Adventure in DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince

In DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, players will explore the fantastical world of Nadiria. They will take on the role of Psaro, the antagonist from DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen, and become a Monster Wrangler. As a Monster Wrangler, players will recruit, train, and battle alongside over 500 unique monsters to build an army and strive to become the Master of Monsterkind. The game features an evolved synthesis system that allows players to discover new monster combinations with their own unique abilities. Engage in strategic battles with a team of eight monsters in the main storyline or compete against other Monster Wranglers from around the world in various online battle modes.

Celebrate the Milestone with a Free Gift

To commemorate this achievement, all players of DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince will receive a free in-game item called the “Mighty Meat Platter Set.” This gift includes various items such as Manky meat, Monster munchies, Smoked sirloin, Meaty treat, Beastie bites, and Better beastie bites. The “Mighty Meat Platter Set” will be available for download for free on Feb. 1 at 9am PT/5pm GMT in the Nintendo eShop. Upon downloading the set and restarting the game, the items will be automatically added to the player’s inventory.

Availability and Related Links

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince was released simultaneously worldwide for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 1, 2023. Both Standard and Deluxe Editions of the game are available in physical and digital formats on Nintendo Switch.

For more information about the game, please visit the official website at https://dragonquest.square-enix-games.com. You can also follow DRAGON QUEST on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dragonquest and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DragonQuest. Watch gameplay videos and trailers on the DRAGON QUEST YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/DragonQuest.