Posted on February 5, 2019
Kingdom Hearts III Has Shipped Five Million Copies
It’s been quite a few years in the making, but Kingdom Hearts III is out and fans across the world are more than a little excited to dive deep into their favorite Disney worlds and keyblade stories. That anticipation built over a decade of waiting has translated into real numbers for Square Enix, which reports that Kingdom Hearts III has shipped five million copies since its release late last month.
There is the shipped/sold distinction here, where this number is officially what Square Enix has sold to retailers, but it is unlikely there is a huge number of games sitting on the shelves forever. It also includes digital numbers, which specifically are numbers for sales to consumers. This makes Kingdom Hearts the fastest selling game in the series, which is impressive for a series whose games have broken records for Square Enix twice before.
Some part of this is also likely because this is the first multiplatform Kingdom Hearts game, not counting remakes or ports. The first two games released exclusively on PlayStation 2, 358/2 Days and Re:Coded on DS, Birth by Sleep on PlayStation Portable, and Dream Drop Distance on the 3DS. For whatever reason, the various remasters and teaser chapter A Fragmentary Passage were only available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
You can read our review of Kingdom Hearts III right here and see a six-year-old’s opinion of the game’s opening here as well.