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"Dragon Quest Builders 2 final update launches August 20 in Japan, shipments top 1.1 million"

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The final update for Dragon Quest Builders 2 will launch on August 20 in Japan, Square Enix announced today during a special live stream.

Here are the details:

Save Data Slots

There are now three save data slots.

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Their Epilogue

By meeting the following conditions, a letter will appear in the mail. From there, their epilogue will begin…

  • Achieved 45 builder recipes.
  • Cleared the item check events for acquiring infinite materials on all Explorer’s Shores.
  • Visited a Buildertopia at least once.

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New Hairstyles Added

Four new "Villager Hair" styles have been added for both the boy and girl characters. (These will unlock after completing the "Let's Make a Room for the Villagers" builder recipe. The new hairstyles are not unisex.)

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New Items to Freely Change the Weather Added

By using the items "Clear Card," "Cloudy Card," "Rain Card," "Snow Card," and "Storm Card," you can freely change the weather of the Isle of Awakening. (After obtaining the "Builder's Eye" by completing all builder recipes, talk to the glowing Hammerhood to get an idea for a recipe, which will then allow you to create the cards of the Magic Workstation.)

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Hero's Flag

"Hero's Flag" is a system where by holding the attack button, nearby villagers follow the protagonist. With this update, villagers other than soldiers will also follow along.

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Save Up to Three Buildertopias

This will be unlocked when a certain letter arrives in the mail during the epilogue.

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Other Updates

  • The number of rooms on an island will now be displayed on the menu screen.
  • Natural growth of vegetation can now be turned on or off in the "Settings" screen.
  • Builder's Eye cursor movement speed can now be chosen from three speeds in the "Settings" screen.
  • There will be arrows showing which way a villager is using an item on the guidelines of items which have direction.
  • Improved control stability and fixed some bugs.

1.1 Million Shipments

Worldwide shipments have topped 1.1 million units.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 is available now worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Switch.

Watch the full live stream archive below.

Edited by Dakhil

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Nice :).  If this keeps up, DQB might become the more prominent gaiden outside Japan...hopefully it helps out the main series and other gaidens like Monsters.  I wonder how this breaks down by region?

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4 minutes ago, ignasia said:

Nice :).  If this keeps up, DQB might become the more prominent gaiden outside Japan...hopefully it helps out the main series and other gaidens like Monsters.  I wonder how this breaks down by region?

Apparently in Japan, the PlayStation 4 version sold around 209,190 units and the Nintendo Switch version sold around 252,690 units. But it also apparently doesn't take into account digital sales.

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Nice :).  If this keeps up, DQB might become the more prominent gaiden outside Japan...hopefully it helps out the main series and other gaidens like Monsters.  I wonder how this breaks down by region?
1 million = Japan
100K = US

?

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3 hours ago, Plattym3 said:

1 million = Japan
100K = US

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LOL, not really.  The thing with Japan is that digital downloads usually represent around 8~15% of total sales.  They have a smarter mindset than we do concerning the general control one has over physical media.

So I would say in this case, 600k sales in Japan, 500k sales worldwide, and given DQB1 did 400k sales outside Japan, and most of those were the US, we're probably around 60% of that likely 500k, if not 600k (saying Japan has 150k in digital downloads is extremely generous with only 450k in physical sales).  So probably around 300~375k US.  Could be more actually, as Minecraft style games tend to be very popular here (Terraria, etc.).  We could have 400k sales between the Switch and PS4.

One thing to note from SE, is that since DQ9, and since US to EU sales ratios have seen EU decline and US growth (now EU stagnation), they're spending about 90% of their marketing on the US, as we're actually a pro-growth market.  So it really could be over 400k total sales in the US.  Though here it's probably a 60/40 ratio of physical to digital.

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