Dragon Quest X Heads to PS4 in Summer, Switch Later in 2017

Square Enix has announced (via Hachima) that the (currently) Japan-exclusive MMO, Dragon Quest X, will be coming to both PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch this summer, with the Switch version possibly being delayed until later in the fall. Beta tests are being planned for the two versions, likely at separate times.

Along with this announcement, however, Square Enix confirmed that support is ending for the Wii version of Dragon Quest X when the PS4 and Switch versions launch. A new campaign will be made for the Wii version to help players transfer their data over to the Nintendo Switch.

Dragon Quest X isn’t currently available in the west, but Japanese versions are available for Wii U, 3DS, iPhone, Android, and PC.



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  1. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 21, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I almost thought this was a localisation announcement, which of course is very unlikely.

  2. Gillman
    February 21, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    There were leaked GameStop pre-order photos for the launch of the switch for X and XI. That said… don’t get your hopes up. They love doing that kind of stuff on baseless rumors.

  3. Ruggarell
    February 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    PS4 wins again bruh

  4. No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I allowed myself to get hyped from just thinking of the possibility…

  5. Taiga Gao
    Taiga Gao
    February 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    >Dragon Quest X isn’t currently available in the west, but Japanese versions are available for Wii U, 3DS, iPhone, Android, and PC.
    >And PC

    I don’t get it, like 99% of the Jap Devs don’t release their PC ports on Japan thanks to the low part of the population that plays on PC there, so how come this one has a PC version there but not for the west?

    Doesn’t make sense to me.

  6. Fenrir007
    February 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    How much grindy is this? Just out of curiosity.

  7. walk_among_us
    February 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Very grindy. It is pretty regular MMO fare designed specifically for the Asian market. I worked in Japan from 2014-2015 and dumped a little under 60 hours into it (Wii U version). I kind of hope it stays that way because I really don’t think it has the legs to survive in a Western console MMO market that is handily dominated by other properties. It remains more interesting as an elusive exercise in an online Dragon Quest than as a failed money sink. Plenty of other incredible games in the series for my fellow white people to enjoy.

  8. Fenrir007
    February 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    If its like that, I understand their decision to not bring it over.

  9. Christopher Taylor
    Christopher Taylor
    March 26, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    False, its only as grindy as you wish it to be, you have many ways to gain exp, thru hiring your A.I self out to players parties, Metal Slime dungeons, Genki-dama, Exp Hats, and more. Its only super grindy if your trying to get every single class to max lv each time the cap is raised.

    This would be a excellent mmo to bring to the west onto the many consoles it can be placed onto, and its low system requirements for PC makes it even more attractive.