Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise.
This week we will be looking at the top 10 bestselling games published by Square Enix, including games before the two companies merged. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in June 2012 and the week before that the top 10 selling games published by Namco-Bandai. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games published by Square Enix, it is easy to see that the publisher has primarily focused releasing games on Sony platforms and that the Final fantasy franchise is its biggest by far. Seven of the top 10 games are for the Final Fantasy franchise, two for the Dragon Quest franchise and one for the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
The seven Final Fantasy games sold a combined 46.75 million units or 6.68 million each on average. This is also 73.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Dragon Quest games sold a combined 10.83 million units or 5.42 million each on average. The one Kingdom Hearts game sold 5.85 million units.
There are three PlayStation One Games, five PlayStation 2 games, one PlayStation 3 game, and one DS game. The three PS1 games sold a combined 22.88 million or 7.63 million each on average. The five PS2 games sold a combined 30.35 million or 6.07 million each on average. This is also just under half of all the games sold in the top 10. The one PS3 game sold 4.84 million and the one DS game sold 5.62 million.
Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling Square Enix games as a bar graph shows how big Final Fantasy VII really is. While it may not be the bestselling PS1 game, Square switching over from Nintendo to Sony is one of the main reasons why Sony took over as the biggest console manufacturer of the time. Final Fantasy X the first in the franchise on the PlayStation 2 continued Square’s dominance as the top JRPG developer.
As a quick note the Final Fantasy franchise to date has sold nearly 100 million units to date. Also the Dragon Quest franchise has sold over 50 million units to date. The Kingdom Hearts franchise has sold just under 20 million units to date.
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