Tales of the Abyss

Global Total as of 07th Oct 2017 (units): 0.86m
Platform: Nintendo 3DSAlso on: PlayStation 2
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Genre: Role-Playing

Total Units

North America: 0.45m 52.2%
+ Europe: 0.20m 23.2%
+ Japan: 0.15m 17.2%
+ Rest of the World: 0.06m 7.4%
= Global 0.86m

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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NoirSon (on 27 November 2016)
Namco left money on the table, while a
original game may have been cost
prohibited. They probably could have
made profit off of ports of some of the
Vita or older games (like the Symphonia
collection if possible) if released in
the US on the 3DS.
b00moscone (on 16 February 2016)
Great game! Deserves a lot more sales.
atma998 (on 26 December 2015)
750K. This remake sold more than most of
the original Tales games.
leedlelee (on 25 October 2015)
I actually still see this game new at
big retailers like Target all the
If any of my fellow Americans
are looking for a new copy of this
title, come to New York and look for a
Darwinianevolution (on 22 September 2015)
This game needs a reprint. I see used
copies as expensive as a new copy sold
through the internet. The demand is
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