Tokyo-based Square Enix just completed its full acquisition
of U.K. game maker Eidos this week, and has now revealed the latest sales figures in its arsenal of multi-million-selling titles.
, which will see its ninth numbered sequel this year in Japan, has so far sold 47 million units. The great majority of these sales have been in Japan -- several entries in the series were not released in North America. Also, the first Dragon Quest
game to be released in Europe was Dragon Quest VIII
Disney crossover franchise Kingdom Hearts
, which so far comprises only two numbered games and one spin-off, has sold 12 million units. Two new portable spin-offs, for the Nintendo DS and PSP, are expected this year.
Square Enix also said that its flagship franchise, Final Fantasy
, has sold over 85 million units to date, a figure that the company confirmed as far back as July 2008. The series debuted over 20 years ago.
The first Final Fantasy
game was released for the Famicom (NES) in 1987 and the role-playing series has gone on to spawn twelve numbered sequels and a host of spin-offs. Although Dragon Quest
is more popular in Japan, Final Fantasy
has long proven the most popular Japanese role-playing series in the West.
Eidos' franchises such as Tomb Raider
are now under the Square Enix umbrella.
The firm said the Tomb Raider
franchise has sold over 30 million units across its 12 years, while Hitman
launched in 2000, has sold over 8 million.
Slides in Square Enix's presentation also showed
that 2007's Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
has sold over 1.5 million units; 2000's Deus Ex
, 2003's Deus Ex: Invisible War
and 2006's Just Cause
have sold over 1 million units each.