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Final Fantasy is a franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and owned by Square Enix. The series have been commercially and critically successful; it is one of the best-selling video game franchises, with more than 110 million units sold as of 2014.[1]

Franchise SalesEdit

  • 1994, September — 11.5 million[2]
    • Japan — 9.25 million
    • Overseas — 2.2 million
  • 2003, June — 45 million[3]
  • 2005, September — 63 million[4]
  • 2007, March — 75 million[5]
  • 2008, June — 85 million[6]
  • 2011, March — 100 million[7]
  • 2014, March — 110 million[1]

Game SalesEdit

Year Title Platforms Sales
(Millions)
Sales Breakdown
1987 Final Fantasy 2.508
1988 Final Fantasy II
  • NES
  • WSC
  • PS
  • GBA
  • PSP
  • Mobile
1.728
  • NES/WSC/PS: 1.28 million[9]
    • NES: 800,000 (JP)[2]
    • WSC: 148,142 (JP)[13]
  • GBA: 277,590 (JP)[10]
  • PSP: 160,000[14]
  • Android: 10,000+[15]
1989 Final Fantasy Legend GB 1.37
  • JP: 1.15 million[9]
  • Overseas: 220,000[9]
1990 Final Fantasy III 3.751
Final Fantasy Legend II
  • GB
  • DS
0.996
  • GB: 850,000 (JP)[19]
  • DS: 146,000 (JP)[20]
1991 Final Fantasy IV
  • SNES
  • WSC
  • PS
  • GBA
  • DS
  • PSP
  • PC
  • Mobile
4.629
  • SNES: 1.84 million
    • JP: 1.5 million[2]
    • NA: 340,000[9]
  • WSC/PS: 993,366 (JP/US)
  • GBA: 219,391 (JP)[10]
  • DS: 1.1 million[23]
  • PSP: 235,017 (JP)[24][16]
  • Steam: 141,000[25]
  • Android: 100,000+[26]
Final Fantasy Adventure
  • GB
  • GBA
  • Mobile
0.988
  • GB: 700,000[2]
    • JP: 500,000
    • Overseas: 200,000
  • GBA: 277,634 (JP)[27]
  • Android: 10,000+[28]
1992 Final Fantasy V
  • SNES
  • PS
  • GBA
  • PC
  • Mobile
3.804
  • SNES: 2.45 million (JP)[29]
  • PS: 946,366
  • GBA: 260,000 (JP)[10]
  • Steam: 48,033[30]
  • Android: 100,000+[31]
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest GB 0.8
  • JP: 400,000[2]
  • Overseas: 400,000[2]
1994 Final Fantasy VI
  • SNES
  • PS
  • GBA
  • PC
  • Mobile
4.695
  • SNES: 2.55 million (JP)[2]
  • SNES/PS: 860,000 (NA/EU)[9]
  • PS: 846,366 (JP/NA)
  • GBA: 281,190 (JP)[10]
  • Steam: 57,003[32]
  • Android: 100,000+[33]
1997 Final Fantasy VII 11.14
  • PS: 10 million[34]
  • PSN: 100,000[35]
  • Steam: 1.04 million[36]
Final Fantasy Tactics
  • PS
  • PSP
  • Mobile
2.871
1999 Final Fantasy VIII
  • PS
  • PC
  • PSN
8.711
  • PS: 8.15 million[9]
  • Steam: 561,000[42]
2000 Final Fantasy IX
  • PS
  • PSN
  • Mobile
  • PC
5.44
  • PS: 5.3 million
  • Android: 10,000+[43]
  • Steam: 130,000[44]
2001 Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X-2
14.766
  • PS2: 14 million[45]
  • PS3/Vita: 595,130 (JP/US)
  • Steam: 171,200[49]
2002 Final Fantasy XI
  • PS2
  • PC
2 2 million paid subscribers[50]
2003 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance GBA 1.45
  • NA/EU: 1 million[51]
    • US: 660,000
  • JP: 450,131[52]
2006 Final Fantasy XII PS2 5.2
  • JP: 2.4 million
  • US: 1.7 million
  • EU: 1.1 million
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PS2 1.243
2007 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP 3.1
  • JP: 830,000
  • Overseas: 2.27 million
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings DS 1.04
  • JP: 540,000
  • NA: 220,000
  • EU: 280,000[55]
2009 Final Fantasy XIII 7.48
  • PS3: 4.95 million
  • X360: 1.95 million
  • Steam: 580,000[56]
2010 Final Fantasy XIV PC 0.603
  • JP: 190,000
  • NA: 220,000
  • EU: 230,000[57]
2011 Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • PS3
  • X360
  • PC
3.45
  • PS3/X360: 3.1 million[58]
  • Steam: 350,000[59]
Final Fantasy Type-0 1.957
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • PS3
  • X360
  • PC
0.96
  • PS3/X360: 800,000[63]
  • Steam: 160,000[64]
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • PC
  • PS3
  • PS4
5 5 million paid subscribers[65]

See alsoEdit

RefererencesEdit

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