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Tomb Raider Series Sales Top 85 Million Units

Tomb Raider Series Sales Top 85 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 October 2021 / 1,500 Views

Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise. The original Tomb Raider first released in 1996.

The publisher and developers have revealed the Tomb Raider franchise has now sold more than 85 million units worldwide across over 20 games.

"Launched in October 1996, the Tomb Raider series of videogames has sold over 85 million copies worldwide across more than 20 titles and won dozens of industry awards," reads a press release from Square Enix.

"Its protagonist Lara Croft is one of the most recognizable videogame characters in the world and has become an icon beloved by tens of millions of fans around the globe. The Tomb Raider franchise is also a pop-culture mega-hit, with three movies, several comic book series, a variety of successful merchandise, and soon a new animated television series."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
spynx (on 29 October 2021)

Impressive. We want the remake of TR2.

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victor83fernandes spynx (on 29 October 2021)

For me my vote is on remake of tomb raider 4, the most memorable for me, maybe I just like Egypt and the pyramids

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ShadowLink93 (on 30 October 2021)

Shame they didn't reveal individual game sales, my guess is that Tomb Raider 2013 is the best selling of the series. Tomb Raider 2013 and Rise of Tomb Raider were so f** good.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 October 2021)

The latest trilogy was okayish,

Uncharted copied from tomb and then tomb copied uncharted vice versa,
1 and 2 were great but shadow just didnt do enough to show any innovation from rise

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victor83fernandes (on 29 October 2021)

Disappointing, I thought they passed 100 million easy. Tomb raider was very popular in late 90's early 2000's. All games released in several platforms and PC. Even the recent trilogy was popular enough. You'd expect each entry would have sold at least 5 million.

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