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Final Fantasy Sales Numbers

by Steven Rodriguez - November 23, 2003, 11:22 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: gamesindustry.biz

A lot of people all over the world are taking in the sights and sounds of Ivalice.

Square Enix recently released their Q1/Q2 fiscal year 2003 figures, and unsurprisingly, the company is picking up some serious cash with the release of titles like Final Fantasy XI Online and Tactics Advance.

Being a Nintendo site, we're only concerned with the Game Boy Advance title (though PS2 owners can expect to be playing with 400,000 PC players online by the time they see the console version), and FFTA has sold pretty well: 330,000 copies in Europe, 460,000 copies in Japan, and an astounding 760,000 carts sold here in North America. That's well over 1.5 million sold worldwide, which is a stupendous number for a portable game.

Of course, we're all waiting for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles to come out in the States due out this February. Considering that a GBA is required to play it the in proper way (with friends), 360,000 units sold isn't a bad number.


RABicleNovember 24, 2003

Note to square: "We like your games, keep making them, we'll keep buying."

KnoxxvilleNovember 24, 2003

Fire Emblem is still a better SRPG. It just wasn't as highly anticipated because the name hasn't been a mainstay in the States like Square and Final Fantasy have been for almost 20 years.

Ian SaneNovember 24, 2003

I'm not really surprised by the good sales of FFTA. It's Final Fantasy, it's GBA. It better have sold good. Crystal Chronicles is the title to watch. If it sells well than maybe we'll get more Square Enix on the Cube. If it doesn't we'll probably not get anything else and Square Enix will just milk the GBA (which I imagine is the only reason they're making a Cube game in the first place.) I really hope the GBA requirment doesn't completely kill it. If it's a hit it not only shows that Square games will sell on the Cube but so do GBA link-up games.

CaseyRybackNovember 24, 2003

If they had added LAN play in orallowed the game to be played over the internet, it would not be such a big problem, but buying 3 GBA's is just a little insane. I will probably buy the game but having only 2 GBA's will really defeat the MP aspect of the game

BlkPaladinNovember 26, 2003

Unfotunatly when this game started to be made Nintendo was supporting neither technology.

nitsu niflheimDecember 02, 2003

Speaking of online play, this game would have been perfect with online abilities. I don't play online games, at least not yet, but if the muilti play could have been LAN and online, and GBA, then it would have the perfect solution. Or something like that.

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