Square-Enix has released their latest sales numbers and not surprisingly, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII leads the pack by a very large margin. In fact, it's closing in on 2 million copies sold worldwide!
The FFVII prequel has sold about 820,000 in Japan, an impressive 610,000 in North America, and 460,000 in Europe (with an additional 30,000 in Asia). The action/RPG received rave reviews worldwide, which only helped to boost sales of a game that already had a recognizable title to entice consumers. If you want to check out the latest sales chart , feel free; it includes the total sales numbers for all three major regions, and obviously the many S-E DS titles are doing quite well. Dragon Quest IV has gone through the roof in Japan (no big shock there), and Final Fantasy IV continues its strong performance as well. Square-Enix has been delivering the handheld titles on a pretty routine basis over the past few years, although we're all still waiting for their emergence onto the next-gen console scene. The first will be The Last Remnant , which is scheduled to launch this month for the Xbox 360, but sadly, won't release on the PlayStation 3 until later.
The sequels and spin-offs are working wonders for Square-Enix when it comes to the portables, so expect to see more of that in the future. But if they want to make a certain remake, there's only one platform it can go to…but we won't talk about that.
Related Game(s): Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII