Final Fantasy series has sold 85 million copies globally
- Posted April 23rd, 2009 at 11:46 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 29 Comments
Square Enix has revealed that the RPG juggernaut known as Final Fantasy has sold a whopping 85 million units worldwide since the franchise made its debut in 1987.
The Japanese publishing giant also detailed lifetime figures for Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts, which have accumulated 47 million and 12 million unit sales each, respectively.
The news comes following Square’s move to take over ailing British publisher Eidos, where the company also divulged sales figures for the likes of Tomb Raider (30+ million globally), Hitman (8+ million copies) and Kane & Lynch (just under 2 million units)
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rutea7 | rutea7
- 6:52am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
impressive numbers, cant wait for xiii and versus xiii
- 6:57am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
85 million copies! damm they must have made a lot of money out of that!
- 7:20am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Wow. No news about the new EA sports complex in Playstation Home. People should really start covering Home. It's popular as heck nowadays. You can't ignore it forever.
- 8:06am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Final Fantasy Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep up the good work Square Enix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 8:12am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Wow that's all? I would have figured they could hit those numbers with a single game. I guess FF isn't as popular as I thought.
rutea7 | rutea7
- 8:18am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
not every player is an rpg lover, not every rpg player plays ff games, and not that many people outside japan plays rpgs (why do you think they are never in a hurry to release them outside japan?) so yes, those are great numbers. i dont think you have a good grasp of what 85 million is, especially nowadays when its so easy to download games off the internet.
- 8:33am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
they just now need to get the finger out and get FF VII out on the EU PSN
- 9:03am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Impressive figures, i just want Versus, Xlll to come out already
- 9:33am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Personally the FF games are some of the most boring games I have ever played!
- 9:51am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
amazing numbers but the only serious that i think could compare to that is the Gran Tursimo series but none the less still an astounding number
- 9:56am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Cool. Can't wait for the Tomb Raider RPG.
- 10:26am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
I hope when they reach 100million they do an milestone package containing ALL the FF's up till FFXII in a blue-ray set or quad layer blue-ray.
I'm sure they could fit FF1-9 on 1 blue-ray and FF-X, FFX-2, FFXII on another blue-ray :D
I'd pay a nice price for that set.
- 10:38am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
And now,thanks to the advent of the 360, they can spread out of Japan and into the western market and...oh my bad. These are worldwide numbers!
- 11:07am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
WOW! it will be 100 million units in a few years when dragon quest 4, ff 13 and versus 13 and agito will sells
- 12:11pm EDT - April 23rd, 2009
finaly fantasy sucks imo. i cant sit down and play this game. i got friends that play this game for hours on end and i just dont see how. the story really isnt that interesting but i guess you had to play the others to get into it. is it the same ppl evertime or sumthin or what?
now i like rpg i think there are sum great rgp out there but sure to h3ll not finaly fantasy. iv hated this game since it was just little people on the screen, like 2d shlt back in the day with the nintendo and that weird little white things on the cover, lol.
- 12:35pm EDT - April 23rd, 2009
good days for ff7 not come back imo... sad this in this days sqareenix not too good like sqaresoft...
- 2:32pm EDT - April 23rd, 2009
@15 like I said before, just don't bother posting. Are you even old enough to remember "like 2d shlt back in the day with the nintendo"?
85 million untis over 28 (I think) games on all systems including 'phone rubbish.
@5 - what single game sells 85 million units?!
- 3:38pm EDT - April 23rd, 2009
i love it.
FINAL FANTASY SUCKS THE BIG ONE.
dis from yalls number one final fantasy hater, peace.
- 4:00pm EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Was hoping for 100 million... but with the release of the next Final fantasy ... here's hoping they'll hit the big 100 ^^
- 4:46pm EDT - April 23rd, 2009
@17sh3-rg i remember Final Fantasy back in the day and I'm 27 just like i remember the gold&sliver Zelda Cartridge.
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