Fans have been waiting well over a decade for Kingdom Hearts III, and their patience was finally rewarded on January 29th. The long-awaited action RPG debuted to solid reviews, and early sales numbers from Japan projected it to be a smash hit. Now that it’s had a full week on the global market, Square Enix has crunched the numbers, revealing that Kingdom Hearts III has already hit a major milestone.
Square Enix reports that the game has officially shipped 5 million copies. That number includes digital sales and physical games shipped to retail. This makes it the fastest-selling Kingdom Hearts game ever at launch and gives it a strong chance to go on to become the most successful game in the franchise.
According to MCV UK’s calculations, Kingdom Hearts III‘s launch sales beat out Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue by 363% and beat out the last main entry, Kingdom Hearts II, by 157% percent. In short… Square Enix has a massive success on their hands.
Over FIVE million copies of #KingdomHearts III have been shipped worldwide!
We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who's joined the journey so far, and we hope you're loving every minute of it! pic.twitter.com/0BGQ2l194H
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) February 5, 2019