Square Enix has announced that Kingdom Hearts 3 has already sold over five million copies since its January 29 release. This makes it the fastest-selling Kingdom Hearts game in history.
Square Enix is including physical and digital sales across both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. With its unique Disney collaboration, Kingdom Hearts 3 has long been one of the most highly anticipated games. It’s no surprise that Kingdom Hearts 3 is the fastest-selling game in the series. The last game in the main series, Kingdom Hearts 2, released in 2005, before console games were even sold digitally.
Kingdom Hearts 3 reunites keyblade wielder Sora with Donald and Goofy in a story of light vs darkness. They’ll journey through more Disney worlds, and for the first time, Pixar worlds. These include more recent Disney franchises such as Frozen, Tangled, Monsters Inc, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sora will learn new keyblade transformations and summonable companions based on these Disney travels. He’ll need these powers and allies to combat the constant threat of the Heartless.
The Kingdom Hearts series has sold 25 million units worldwide. The series celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017. Kingdom Hearts has remained relevant thanks to numerous handheld spin-offs over the last decade.
The sales numbers are impressive, but pale in comparison to some of Square Enix’s prolific mega-franchises such as Tomb Raider (67 million), Dragon Quest (76 million) and Final Fantasy (142 million).