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Dragon Quest X release outside of Japan 'under consideration'

Square Enix also planning to launch "large-scale online titles" from western studios this year

Square Enix said on Monday that it is considering releasing Dragon Quest X outside of Japan.

The subscription-based MMO launched in Japan on Wii in August 2012, on Wii U in March 2013, on PC last September, and on smartphones via cloud streaming in December.

The game has sold over one million copies and has around 300,000 daily active players in Japan, producer Yosuke Saito said last month.


Outlining growth plans in its annual financial report on Monday, Square Enix also said that it is planning the launch of unspecified "large-scale online titles developed by western studios" beginning during the current business year ending in March 2015.

Final Fantasy Agito will be released "soon" on iOS and Android devices, while Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch in mainland China this summer.

As previously forecast, Square Enix announced on Monday that it had posted net sales of 155 billion yen (£901.5m/$1.52b) and net income of 6.6 billion yen (£38.4m/$64.8m) for the business year ended March 31 2014.

The Japanese publisher raised its sales and profit guidance in early May, citing "strong" sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, an "encouraging start" for mobile game Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light, and "favourable sales" of both Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD and Tomb Raider Definitive Edition.

Square Enix sold 17.23 million games in the most recent financial year: 8.2 million in North America, 4.6 million in Japan and 4.08 million in Europe. It expects to sell 12 million games in the current business year, with a more even spread across the three key territories.

The company has also forecast annual net sales of 140-150 billion yen (£814m - £871m / $1.37b - $1.47b) and net income of 3.5-6.5 billion yen (£20.3m - £37.7m / $34.3m - $63.8m).

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