Kingdom Hearts II sells 1 million in North America

One million units of Square Enix's second Final Fantasy, Disney fusion sold in North America since its release in March.

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The original Kingdom Hearts was released on the PlayStation 2 in September 2002 and featured an unusual combination of characters. Developer Square Enix dipped into its own tank by including some members from the lore of its Final Fantasy series, but it also looked across the Pacific and used some characters from Disney's massive lot. The East-meets-West combination proved profitable, as the game has shipped more than 2.6 million units in North America alone.

Just over a month ago, Square Enix released Kingdom Hearts II for the PS2, which seems well underway to exceed the numbers of its predecessor. The company today announced that the sequel has already sold more than one million copies in North America.

Though the game was released during the last week of March, it managed to be the top seller for the month, selling more than 600,000 copies in just a few days. After its late December 2005 release in Japan, Kingdom Hearts II had similar success in the region, selling more than 1.1 million units through January.

Kingdom Hearts II retails for $49.99 and is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

68 comments
mitchykiz
mitchykiz

Kingdom hearts 2 is the best game in the world and always will be. Go Sora. OPEN YOUR HEART TO THE DARKNESS

faridmon
faridmon

if this game was on the gamecube, it would sell less because they will say it soo cildish, ohhhhhh am very sad for the gamecube. gaamecube it was good run, i loved every moment i played with that system. and of course Kingdom Heart ROCKS. hope the next one on the Nintendo Wii.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Well, this means I can now wait for the Greatest Hits version and get a sweet game for $20 or less.

TheGamer4Life
TheGamer4Life

Proves that Americans are hungry for good RPGs not those MMORPGS that every company seems to be bent on pushing on us.

mdlight
mdlight

I'm not suprised, it will reach 2 million by the end of this year

n2Deepeth
n2Deepeth

The combat system was much better than the first one, although some elements are kind of missed (like rolling, some summons, and moves like strike raid).

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i still have to LOL at teh disney in this game :lol:

ROCKINGFOOL
ROCKINGFOOL

i knew from the first time i heard their making part 2 square enix always makes the best rpg in the world :)

rbranma
rbranma

im so happy that game sells so well,it really deserves it! A fantastic game,just absolutely awesome! And even for me,im 23 years old,and still i liked it sooo much,so its not for kids-only^^

pokemon777
pokemon777

Glad that people can give this great game a shot. Best game I bought in the last 3 months.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Those are some pretty awesome numbers right there.

ocdog45
ocdog45

still on my wish list. i'm actually to lazy to go and get it.

kriptonzz
kriptonzz

I haven't really played KH II but I have played some of it and its pretty good.

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

DiscGuru : when you know how to spell english come back and post ... It's nice to see KH sell so well, it will surpase the success of the original .

Xanthus179
Xanthus179

Heh, I have to wonder how many of the people out there complaining about this series have ever even played any of the games. Anyway, this is certainly good news.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

boo disney are teh lamest ever. you've paid full price for a disney advert. you watch out cos they'll invade gta next. and halo.

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

game rocks, period. I do enjoy reading all the posts by people that say it sucks, or if for kids, or for girls, etc.... just knowing that they've probably never put any amount of time into the series like it deserves. I also find it funny that the topics with names including KH, somehow find KH-haters posting on the topics..... i wish I had the amount of spare time that these trolls do. They have the time to troll around topics of games they don't like, just to make negative comments that don't improve a thing. Then again, they're probably unemployed, live at home still, and download anime/porn all day. no account for taste, indeed.

UMCP
UMCP

1 million? It will sell more than that.. that's just a start.

ultimatiumomega
ultimatiumomega

The first one sucked, Sqaure should have fixed the first one instead of making another game all 15 year old game girls will enjoy.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Kidde RPG's. I wish I could get into this game. But I cant.

Xanog1
Xanog1

The game was great, and is selling well. Maybe Square-Enix can learn a thing or two from this, and start making more than 1-2 good games per generation.

jstarzyk
jstarzyk

I'll add one more this summer.

thekey
thekey

Off course it will sell. If your console is owned by 3 billion people.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Awesome to see how good KH2 is selling.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well it does have all the disney characters...a very creative idea

amblisnys
amblisnys

Good news like this will wncourage them to keep trying new things and to release new titles here in NA as well...

nurik_strife
nurik_strife

KHII Rules!!! Square Enix is going to have a new franchise to build a series to, all I can say is I love KHII and Square Enix!

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

Way to go KH2!! PS2 IS still a viable console with many games that will come out and sell well. Publishers will see that and know that PS3 will be able to play PS2 games and therefore great games will come out for PS2 for another 2 years in the least. I predict 150 Million PS2s sold by its 10th year in 2010.

rwbouncer
rwbouncer

That's great kingdom hearts rules all i hope they come out with kh3

VFG
VFG

There are that many stupid people?

TalesOfGazayan
TalesOfGazayan

Rated E10 and Disney Characters? Man if this was a game on the Nintendo Cube people would start bashing it as kiddy. Just proves it

Basinboy
Basinboy

Very respectable for a blockbuster game.

videogames45678
videogames45678

like someone else said, they deserve it. Square Enix, you guys deserve it.

Mindphaser
Mindphaser

XBOX 360 VERSION PLEASE .... stupid Sony

Illumination77
Illumination77

Well there's no accounting for taste. It's freakin DISNEY & square folks!! Of course it sold well. 5 year olds every cant wait to get their hands on this. It's like being surprised when movie-tie in games sell well.

goyolap
goyolap

finally a best seller of square

NiGhtMaRE_Bx
NiGhtMaRE_Bx

AyOo ThiZ GaMe IZ the best one of the best games i ever played

hush404
hush404

F'n right! KH2 is a great game! I don't buy a ton of games when they first come out, I usually wait for the price to drop a bit but I had KH the day after it was released!!! Well worth it.