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Square Enix has released their 2022 Annual Report, covering the financialย year from April 1st, 2021 through March 31st, 2022. In it, the company reports that theย Kingdom Heartsย series has shipped and digitally sold over 36 million units. This marks an increase of 1 million units since the last reported number of 35 million, fromย October 2021.

Square Enix's two other tentpole franchises, Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, have shipped and digitally sold over 173 million and 85 million units respectively.

Since the first game released back in 2002, the Kingdom Hearts series has captured the attention of fans worldwide with its unique collaboration between Disney and Square Enix, captivating characters and storytelling, and world-class action gameplay. It celebrated its 20th anniversary this year with the announcements of Kingdom Hearts IV, the next installment in Sora's adventure, and Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link, a brand new mobile game that will connect all of the mysteries up to now. Missing-Link is scheduled for a closed-beta test in Fall 2022.

Follow Kingdom Hearts Insider onย Facebookย andย Twitterย for the latest updates on theย Kingdom Hearts 4,ย Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link,ย Kingdom Heartsย 20th Anniversary, the rumoredย Kingdom Heartsย Disney Plus series,ย Kingdom Hearts Unionย ฯ‡ [Cross], Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, Kingdom Hearts 3ย and all thingsย Kingdom Heartsย andย The World Ends With You!ย 

 
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Getting to join the ever esteemed FF & DQ in the bragging rights has to be a good sign, right? Like that might Square gonna invest more into it?
 

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1 million additional units in a year isn't bad considering there haven't been any new releases.

I'm curious about the breakdown of units sold for each title. The last one we got was for KH3 back in April (6.7 million).
 

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1m is super good in a year with nothing big. Likely a solid combo of EGS and that trash cloud version for Switch.
 

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1m is super good in a year with nothing big. Likely a solid combo of EGS and that trash cloud version for Switch.
Someone on Reddit recently gripped about having to wait in a queue before they could play the cloud versions because the servers were full. That would insinuate that there are actually enough people who bought & still playing the damn thing for this to happen!
 

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So this is what the various series have sold in their lifetimes? 36 million compared to 173 million from FF is pretty good when you consider the KH series has only had 3 games that were released first / only on a main console compared to 15 from FF (well, 13 rather, when you minus online games like XI and XIV, I guess--but then I suppose there's X-2, XIII-2, and Crystal Chronicles also).
 

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So this is what the various series have sold in their lifetimes? 36 million compared to 173 million from FF is pretty good when you consider the KH series has only had 3 games that were released first / only on a main console compared to 15 from FF (well, 13 rather, when you minus online games like XI and XIV, I guess--but then I suppose there's X-2, XIII-2, and Crystal Chronicles also).
I can't even begin to count just how many spinoffs with the FF name there are. The ratio of total games to millions might be in KH's favor.
 
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Yeah, but if we were including side games, KH would have way more than three, too.
 

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So this is what the various series have sold in their lifetimes? 36 million compared to 173 million from FF is pretty good when you consider the KH series has only had 3 games that were released first / only on a main console compared to 15 from FF (well, 13 rather, when you minus online games like XI and XIV, I guess--but then I suppose there's X-2, XIII-2, and Crystal Chronicles also).
For a comparison, Persona has sold 15 million copies worldwide. Thatโ€™s considered a highly successful franchise and has had a ton of spin offs and ports alongside the major entries.
 

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Yeah, big deal. Listen, do the creators of Kingdom Hearts have any idea how much money big oil makes? If they want to compete with that, then they better make KH4 right now.
 

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Yeah, big deal. Listen, do the creators of Kingdom Hearts have any idea how much money big oil makes? If they want to compete with that, then they better make KH4 right now.
Record profits babeee 20b letโ€™s goooo
 

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Yeah, big deal. Listen, do the creators of Kingdom Hearts have any idea how much money big oil makes? If they want to compete with that, then they better make KH4 right now.
That's where the NFTs come into play, baby.
 
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