Another feat has been achieved by the Final Fantasy franchise of games. This time, it’s about the Final Fantasy X series reaching an immense sales record since release.
As confirmed by Square Enix to Gematsu, Final Fantasy X, as well as its sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, have collectively sold over 20.8 million units worldwide as of last September. The last announcement about the game notching a sales record was in 2013, wherein the series sold over 14 million copies, which is before the release of both games’ remastered versions.
Final Fantasy X was released in Japan in 2001 and internationally in 2002, both for PS2. The game stars Tidus as the main protagonist, who goes on to take a quest in the fantasy world of Spira. Final Fantasy X-2, on the other hand, made its debut in 2003 for PS2 and starred Yuna, who was tasked to search for Tidus. Both games received remasters in 2013, namely the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
Square Enix also announced that a kabuki play based on Final Fantasy X will be staged in the IHI Stage Around Tokyo event next spring. This will be part of the franchise’s 35th-anniversary celebration, with the first Final Fantasy game being released in December 1987.