Tales of the Abyss

Global Total as of 21st Feb 2015 (units): 0.69m
Platform: Nintendo 3DSAlso on: PlayStation 2
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Genre: Role-Playing

Total Units

North America: 0.34m 50.3%
+ Europe: 0.15m 22.4%
+ Japan: 0.14m 20.9%
+ Rest of the World: 0.04m 6.5%
= Global 0.69m

Release History

Tales of the Abyss Namco Bandai GamesJapan30th June 2011Retail
Tales of the Abyss Namco Bandai GamesEurope25th November 2011Retail
Tales of the Abyss Namco Bandai GamesNorth America14th February 2012Retail

Game Overview

Tales of the Abyss takes place on Auldrant, a planet composed of elementary particles called Fonons. For much of Auldrant's history, only six fonons were known to exist, representing the elements of Shadow, Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, and Light; but eventually a seventh fonon, Sound, is discovered. Its discovery brings great chaos: using this newest Seventh Fonon allows one to read the future. One such Seventh Fonist, Yulia Jue, puts in place a future for the world for thousands of years to come, with the promise of unlimited prosperity at its end. This prophecy of the future's set path becomes known as the "Score" and is documented on "Fonstones" scattered throughout the world.

The nations of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear and Malkuth have fought over the fragments ofthese tablets for generations, each uncovering them and hoping to discover the future before the other. Meanwhile, a holy order emerges dedicated to the reading of the Score and the keeping of the peace. This "Order of Lorelei" is headed by a Fon Master and maintains both religious/political and military branches. Finally, the Score and its promise of prosperity lead to a dangerous complacency within the general population of Auldrant; the slaughter of an entire people living on the island of Hod and the destruction of that landmass are countenanced because it was predicted in the Score.


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AfricanSanta (on 30 August 2014)
I hope this can reach 750k, not sure if
this is gonna have the legs.....
NoirSon (on 08 March 2014)
@supernihilist: Most JRPG fans probably
have either a 3DS and/or Vita, this
currently is the only Tales game on the
system and a fan favorite, second to
maybe Symphonia or possibly 3rd thanks
to Xilla. Folks are going to grab it,
heck they could drop it on eShop and
watch folk snatch it up.
supernihilist (on 30 January 2014)
how come this is still selling=??
atma998 (on 30 January 2014)
0.59M, sold better than the original who
did 0.57M. Quite impressive!
KingWithNoKrown (on 07 January 2014)
Awesome to see this is doing so well and
with pretty good legs at that. Nearing
300k in the US for a JRPG is almost
unheard of these days. Abyss is a

I hope Banco sees the
potential for the series on the 3DS.
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