Final Fantasy VIII Tops 2 Mil

Square's latest entry into the Final Fantasy series has a record-setting first day.


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Square's Final Fantasy VIII sold over two million copies on its first day of release last Thursday. This record-setting first day is the first major opening-day hit the video game industry has had in a while in Japan, according to the Nikkei.

Square said that 2.21 million copies were sold the first day, with DigiCube sales accounting for 1.65 million copies of the game (other retailers and toy stores sold about 560,000 copies).

Total day-one sales are estimated at 17.2 billion yen (about US$145 million).

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