Kingdom Hearts 3 Ships Over 5 Million Copies Globally; Fastest-Selling Game in the Series


Kingdom Hearts 3 has shipped over 5 million copies globally since its release last week, publisher Square Enix has announced.

Shipment data includes both digital and retail shipments for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As Square Enix mentions “shipped” units, which means that 5 million copies of the game have been shipped to retailers, this doesn’t necessarily mean that all copies have been sold-through to consumers yet.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Tops Retail Sales Charts in the UK, Outsells Kingdom Hearts 2 by More than 100%

“SQUARE ENIX proudly announces that KINGDOM HEARTS III, the latest mainline entry in the beloved action RPG series, has shipped more than five million units globally, both physically and digitally, across all platforms since its January 29 release, making it the fastest selling game in the history of the series”, the official press release reads.

“The shipment and digital sales numbers for the long-awaited installment in the blockbuster franchise have been matched with critical adoration. Media across the world are lauding KINGDOM HEARTS III for its breathtaking visuals and widespread appeal to newcomers and series veterans alike, with Bleacher Report praising that the adventure is “accessible for even the most casual of gamers” and “a sheer thrill to take in,” and CNET raving that KINGDOM HEARTS III is “the best looking Kingdom Hearts game.””

Yesterday we already covered that the latest Kingdom Hearts installment claimed the first spot in the UK, although these sales only included retail sales.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is available now globally for PS4 and Xbox One.