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KINGDOM HEARTS III has been performing quite well after its release on January 29th, 2019 (25th in Japan). Despite releasing in the last few days of the month, this long-awaited installment has not only pushed over 5 million shipped units, but also topped the charts in various regions.
Per the NPD Group, Kingdom Hearts III was the best-selling game of January 2019 in the United States and was the first time a Kingdom Hearts game has topped the best-sellers chart since Kingdom Hearts II in April 2006. It came in at #1 in Playstation 4 sales charts, and placed 2nd for Xbox One. The total launch month dollar sales for the game were also 2.5x that of Kingdom Hearts II, the previous franchise record holder. Kingdom Hearts III is the second-biggest launch for a Square Enix game in history, following Final Fantasy XV.
Media Create reported that Kingdom Hearts III topped the charts in Japan in the week of its release with 610,077 units sold. As of the latest report covering the week of February 11th-17th, it has since sold an additional 145,733 units, making a total of 755,810 units.
In terms of digital downloads, several updates have been provided on the game's performance in multiple regions:
- North America: #1 Top Download in the Playstation Store for January 2019
- EU: #6 Top Download in the Playstation Store for January 2019
- Australia: #1 Top Download in the Playstation Store for weeks ending on February 3rd and 10th
gamesindustry.biz also reports that Kingdom Hearts III also saw major success in the U.K. and EMEAA (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa) for the week of its debut. More specifically in the U.K., it marked the first time a Kingdom Hearts game has topped the charts and is the most successful launch on record for the series.
With strong performance, glowing reviews and good word-of-mouth, it's only natural that Kingdom Hearts III will continue to exceed expectations. The development team should be very proud of the incredible work they've accomplished, and we look forward to seeing what they have in store for us in the future!