FFX hits 1 million in North America
Square Electronic Arts announced today that Final Fantasy X has sold more than one-million units in North America, breaking down their overall success of the #1 selling PS2 title nationwide. Combined with sales in Japan, FFX has sold more than 4 million units, marking it as the only PS2 title to achieve that mark. The entire Final Fantasy series now stands at a total of 38 million units sold worldwide.
"With FINAL FANTASY X, our goal was to create a compelling, role-playing adventure that excites and challenges the hardcore gamer as well as the casual gamer," said Jun Iwasaki, president of Square Electronic Arts. "We are very pleased with the positive response that FINAL FANTASY X has received from both consumers and the gaming community and sales of the title have exceeded our expectations."
"In 1997, Square's FINAL FANTASY VII set the industry standard for role-playing games and was an important contributor to the success of the original PlayStation game console among enthusiasts and casual gamers," said Andrew House, senior vice president, marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. "With FINAL FANTASY X, Square has generated even greater excitement with its spectacular graphics and cinematic sequences that showcase the technology of the PlayStation 2 to its fullest extent."
2/4/2002 Matt Stensrud