Latest in FINAL FANTASY Series - FINAL FANTASY XIII Achieves Over 5 Million Unit Shipments Worldwide

TOKYO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today that sell-in shipments of the hugely popular FINAL FANTASY®XIII have now exceeded the 5 million unit milestone.  FINAL FANTASY XIII was released on March 9, 2010 in North American, European and other PAL markets where it's available for both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.

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With shipments of FINAL FANTASY XIII in North America and PAL territories surpassing 3 million units as well as strong sales since launch on December 17, 2009 in Japan, cumulative shipments of the FINAL FANTASY series have now reached 96 million units.

From the release of the first FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series has continued to offer the industry's most advanced graphics, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories as it gains the highest accolades from users around the world. FINAL FANTASY XIII is internationally-acclaimed for the creation of a brand new entertainment experience with a state-of-the-art battle system and unparalleled visuals that help create a feeling of total emersion in the environment.

In advance of the March 9th game release in North America and PAL territories, launch events were held in San Francisco and Paris on March 8th as well as in London on March 9th. The events drew extremely large numbers of fans and were covered widely by local media.

(Product details)


Title

FINAL FANTASY XIII

Platforms

PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360

(exclusive to PlayStation 3 in Japan)

Genre

RPG

Release dates

On sale now

Japan: December 17, 2009

North America and PAL territories: March 9, 2010

Suggested retail prices

Japan:  JPY 9,240

United States:  USD 59.99*

Europe:  EUR 59.99-69.99 / GBP 49.99

 *excluding tax

Ratings

Japan:  B (CERO)

United States:  T (ESRB)

Europe:  16 (PEGI)

Copyrights

©2009, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN:TETSUYA NOMURA

Official sites

Japan: www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/ff13/

United States: www.finalfantasyxiii.com

Europe: www.finalfantasy13game.com



Full press release with photos can be found here: http://release.square-enix.com/news/e/2010/03/qnii9iqkb.html

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 96 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 53 million units worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. More information on Square Enix can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/.

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the Square Enix logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in Japan and/or other countries. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from the owner. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Square Enix Co., Ltd.



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