Kingdom Hearts 3 Breaks Franchise Sales Records
Lots of munny for Square Enix.
Kingdom Hearts 3 has shipped more than five million copies, according to Square Enix. The figure, which includes digital and physical sales, makes it the fastest selling game in the series. This is a shipped figure instead of sold through to customers, but it's still an impressive feat for the first week on the market.
The high sales make sense, given the anticipation for this third installment. Kingdom Hearts 2 released more than a decade ago, so fans have been waiting a long time for the conclusion of the story. Though the time between has been filled with side-stories that fill in some gaps, like Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance, the first numbered entry in so long was bound to make a splash.
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"What sticks with me is the exciting battle against elemental titans with Hercules, taking Rapunzel out into the unfamiliar wide world for the first time, snapping selfies with Winnie the Pooh, and going toe to toe with Davy Jones," critic Tamoor Hussain wrote in GameSpot's review. "In 2002, as Sora, I left Destiny Islands to travel across the universe and make new friends. In 2019 I brought old ones home, and I had so much fun doing it."