Bandai Namco Games has announced that Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling game in the much-loved franchise to date. The news comes as the game celebrates its second anniversary.
Ace Combat’s brand director, Kazutoki Kono, confirmed on Twitter that Skies Unknown managed to top the previous best-selling title, Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies, to be crowned the series’ biggest-selling title. In addition, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will receive a free update on January 19, which will add new skins and new emblems.
ACE COMBAT™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN」の全世界販売本数が250万本を突破いたしました！
— エースコンバット公式 (@PROJECT_ACES) January 18, 2021
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was released on January 18, 2019 for PS4, PC and Xbox One, and you can read our review of the game here. The game is notable for including PSVR functionality, making it one of the better third-party games to make use of the headset.
Namco launched the franchise for the PSOne back in 1995, where it was known as Air Combat outside of Japan.