The fans have been waiting for a new installment in the main Kingdom Hearts series since Kingdom Hearts 2 rolled out in 2005. Finally, Square Enix finished the work on Kingdom Hearts 3 and launched the game in late-January. It seems that waiting so long for this title to come out made the fans react quickly and buy the game as soon as it rolled out. That’s how Kingdom Hearts 3 became the bestselling game of the franchise.
According to recent statistics coming directly from Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts 3 sold more than 5 million copies, covering both digital and physical sales. And many more copies of the game are expected to be ordered since the game is just one-week-old. Nonetheless, the figures reported by Square Enix are excellent news for the games studio.
As we’ve already set it clear above, the anticipation for the third installment in the main Kingdom Hearts 3 series is behind these excellent sales figures.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Is The Bestselling Game Of The Franchise
Kingdom Hearts 2 launched about 14 years ago, and the expansions and side titles released by Square Enix to complete the main storyline of the series made the fans wanting for Kingdom Heart 3 even more. It could’ve all been part of a smart marketing strategy from Square Enix, but, be it as it may, it came out well for the games studio.
Kingdom Heart 3 is the bestselling game of the franchise with 5 million copies sold within a week, and it’s going to sell even better than now, that’s for sure. And, honestly, the game is excellent, scoring impressive rates from the fans but also from the critics and reputable game reviewers.
“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. 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,” said Tamoor Hussain from GameSpot.