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Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest & Tomb Raider Sell 144 Million, 78 Million, & 74 Million Respectively

Square Enix has published their financial report for the financial year ending March 31, 2019.

- Final Fantasy series: 144 million copies (an increase of 2 million compared to the previous quarter)
- Dragon Quest series: 78 million copies (an increase of 2 million compared to the previous quarter)
- Tomb Raider series: 74 million copies (an increase of 7 million compared to the previous quarter)

Noteworthy are the 7 million copies registered by Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the first quarter of 2019, demonstrating how the game is still doing well on the market.

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Battlestar2333d ago

Great numbers and 7 million for SOTR is great. I think we can guess that 70-75% is on PS4 as most multi-platform games sell the most on it.

KaaF33d ago

Do you have stock in Sony, or just another moron fanboying over a company?

Exvalos33d ago

It is true though tomb raider sells better on psx, it's just the truth, install base aside it's just a better known franchise on playstation.

Eonjay33d ago

You don't have to be a fanboy to math. Yes 70-75% of those console sales are PlayStation. Stop cockblocking the truth. or putting it behind a gate so that people can't say it without 'being a fanboy'.

Abnor_Mal33d ago

They should have done a console breakdown for each game. What games sell well on each platform, that way people don't have to guess a game sold best on a particular console, or a game when into a systems service early because it did not sell well when first released. That way all the speculation can stop.

Still good numbers for all three franchises.

StarLink33d ago

They dont have to do such thing at all. A sale is a sale. We all know the reason why some of you want the breakdown. Square doesnt have that mentality.

Abnor_Mal33d ago

@StarLink yea they don't have to, but they could have. One person above speculated that most sales came from one particular console, then the other person says that sales were good but others suggested it wasn't that's why the game when into a service early. If there was a break down those two people would not need to make guesses but would know exactly where the sales came from.

We also know why some or you don't what a breakdown. I'm sure Square also has that mentality and at some time will provide a breakdown especially when deciding if a game should or should not come to a console due to low sales.

KwietStorm33d ago

"What games sell well on each platform, that way people don't have to guess a game sold best on a particular console"

So when you remove the internet dwellers from the equation, how many gamers do you think really give a damn how many games sold on a particular console?

Abnor_Mal33d ago

@KwietStorm I don't know how many gamers would really give a damn about how many copies a game sold on a particular console if you removed the internet dwellers. I guess we would need some kind of breakdown that could give us the answer, but it would probably be posted on the internet where most people dwell in this day and age.

No Way33d ago

Why does that even matter? People don't partake in the stupid 'console' war, in real life.

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TopherMan33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Are those SOTR numbers really great though? The game dropped to $30 a month after it launched.

Imalwaysright33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

There are hundreds of games released each year. How many of them do you think sell 7 million copies?

TopherMan33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

I don't know. How ever many there are, how many of those games had their price cut by half in a month?

Price matters.

The 10th Rider33d ago

I got BFV for like $20 before the end of last year. Many other games have seen steep discounts immediately after release. Fallout 76, Mass Effect Adromeda, and others.

TopherMan33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Typically due to poor sales or extremely negative circumstances as with ME: Andromeda and Fallout 76, yes.

Imalwaysright33d ago

Yes, price matters. If you drop the price to €30 you'll obviously get more sales but still even if every game that was released last year got its price dropped to €30 I'm willing to bet that 99% of them wouldn't even reach 2 or 3 million units sold let alone 7 million units.

TopherMan33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

- Final Fantasy series: 144 million copies (an increase of 2 million compared to the previous quarter)
- Dragon Quest series: 78 million copies (an increase of 2 million compared to the previous quarter)
- Tomb Raider series: 74 million copies (an increase of 7 million compared to the previous quarter)

OH....so those 7 million is the for the entire franchise, not just SoTR. They are reporting 2 million this quarter for the FF series? So if FF pulled in 2 million units without a major release, how many units of TR were actually SoTR. I imagine the majority, but in reality we don't know units are actually SoTR.

The TR franchise seems to be constantly on sale for PC.
https://www.humblebundle.co...

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Brazz33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

70% is a bit too much, but i'm sure something like 60% is on playstation side, remember, Nintendo also got a fair share here.

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ShinRon33d ago

didnt realize Tomb Raider still put up numbers like that wow

Agent_00_Revan33d ago

And yet Square will still refer to it as a disappointment.

PhoenixUp33d ago

How does SoTR sell so well and Square Enix doesn’t make a mention of it? So many people were erroneously under the impression that it bombed and that it was a stupid decision to release if the same month as Spider-Man, yet it being part of a big franchise still allowed it to move an impressive 7 million in less than a year

Meanwhile NieR: Automata moves 4 million in more than two years and Square Enix can’t contain their excitement for it. The publisher clearly has different expectations for its western and eastern titles

TopherMan33d ago

Nier’s price wasn’t cut in half a month after its launch. I bet SE made a lot more money on Nier than SoTR

PhoenixUp33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Various games get discounted as soon as they come out.these days.

You know how many publishers would kill to have a game sell over 7 million in less than a year regardless of the circumstances? Square Enix should still show pride in this title’s commercial success, especially since it’s still amongst the best selling games in the series.

In addition to that it’s not like every game that goes on discount will automatically sell that well.

TopherMan33d ago

AAA games do not typically get slashed in half a month after launch. This happened so soon after launch that the game got review bombed by gamers who were angry at having paid full price.

https://kotaku.com/shadow-o...

Come on, dude. This is not normal.

And I don't know of any publisher that would kill to sell 7 million of a AAA game at half its initial price the first six months and we are talking about a big name AAA multiplat franchise. You were wondering why SE is more excited about Nier sales than SoTR sales. Well.....I guess you answered your own question.

"In addition to that it’s not like every game that goes on discount will automatically sell that well."

If SoTR sales were great from the beginning then there is no way SE would have slashed the price. I don't believe for a second that SoTR would have sold 7 million without its drastic price cut.

bluefox75533d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Nier likely had a massively smaller budget than TR. Their excitement about sales necessarily have to be contrasted with the cost to make it.

pietro121233d ago

It seems like like it, but 4 million is great for a niche franchise like Nier. It seems like Square excerpts more their western I.Ps I remember them stating that reboot title didn't meet expectations (even though it sold over 4 million copeis)

P_Bomb33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

SOTR shipped 4 million as of Dec 31st. Shipped. Some people are misreading TR’s series totals going up as being solely attributed to SOTR. SOTR’s not sitting at 11 million. It didn’t triple this Q what it shipped launch Q. The series has umpteen games on sale at any given time, all contributing.

Regarding SOTR, Squeenix president Yosuke Matsuda stated SOTR got off to “a weak start” and was “unable to provide an experience that was novel enough that players would choose to buy them before any of the other numerous major titles on the competitive landscape." https://www.gamesindustry.b...

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bluefox75533d ago

Can't wait for the next DQ game, DQ11 was my first in the series, and they completely won me over.

SegaGamer33d ago

Play DQ8, seriously, it's the best DQ game of the lot.

The 10th Rider33d ago

I played Dragon "Warrior" back on NES when I was a kid and it was one of my favorite series. I didn't realize the series continued as Dragon Quest until years later when I saw Dragon Quest 8. Picked it up and fell in love with the series allover again. It would be awesome if they'd give us a collection over here in the West. Nearly every single entry is available on to play on the 3DS, but it would be nice to get them all in one HD collection for all consoles.

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