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'Kingdom Hearts' (PS2) Franchise Sells 10 Million

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 1:04 p.m. PST

Square Enix and Buena Vista Games announced that their Kingdom Hearts series of action role-playing games has shipped more than 10 million units worldwide, making it one of the top game series in the world.

“When we first started developing Kingdom Hearts, we never imagined we would pass the 10 million mark so quickly,” said series producer Shinji Hashimoto. “We are delighted and extremely grateful for the support from our fans around the globe. We hope to continue to provide games which fulfill your anticipation in the future.”

The KINGDOM HEARTS series was created by the collaboration of Disney’s Buena Vista Games and Square Enix in 2002. With two titles for the PlayStation 2 system and one title for the Game Boy┬« Advance, the KINGDOM HEARTS games see the player stepping into the shoes of the heroic Sora, who adventures alongside favorite Disney characters. The KINGDOM HEARTS series also features theme songs performed by international recording artist Hikaru Utada.

(Cumulative series shipment over 10 million units / December 2006)

  • KINGDOM HEARTS (North American Release: September 1st, 2002, PlayStation 2)
    • Japan: Over 1.5 million
    • North America: Over 3.0 million
    • Europe & PAL: Over 1.1 million
  • KINGDOM HEARTS: Chain of Memories (December 7th, 2004, Game Boy Advance)
    • Japan: Over 0.4 million
    • North America: Over 0.9 million
    • Europe & PAL: Over 0.2 million
  • KINGDOM HEARTS II (March 28 th, 2006, PlayStation 2)
    • Japan: Over 1.1 million
    • North America: Over 1.7 million
    • Europe & PAL: Over 0.7 million

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