Final Fantasy Series Sales Have Exceeded 180M Units Worldwide
Sales of Square Enix’s long running role-playing game series, Final Fantasy, have now exceeded 180 million units.
According to the Takarazuka Revue official website, the legendary role-playing game series, Final Fantasy, boasts over 180 million units sales, including both shipped and downloaded, worldwide. The site also mentioned that a musical event featuring performers Toa Serika and Sakura Haruno will be held at the Takarazuka Grand Theater to celebrate the latest entry in the series i.e. Final Fantasy XVI.
Takarazuka Revue encouraged fans to look forward to the innovative musical work created by the collaboration between itself and Final Fantasy from Saturday, July 13, 2024 to Sunday, August 25, 2024.
For the uninitiated, Final Fantasy is a popular Japanese media franchise that combines elements of science fiction and fantasy. It was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and is currently owned and developed by Square Enix. The franchise features a series of role-playing games set in various fantasy and science fantasy worlds. The first game was released in 1987, and since then, a total of 16 main entries have been released.
Over the years, the series has expanded beyond traditional role-playing games and ventured into other genres such as tactical role-playing, action role-playing, massively multiplayer online role-playing, racing, third-person shooter, fighting, and rhythm games. It has also branched out into different forms of media, including CGI films, anime, manga, and novels.
While Final Fantasy is known for its stand-alone role-playing games, each with unique settings, plots, and main characters, there are common elements that connect the franchise. These include recurring game mechanics and character names. Each game’s story revolves around a group of heroes battling against a powerful evil force, while also delving into their personal struggles and relationships. The character names draw inspiration from various cultures, history, languages, and mythologies from around the world. The gameplay mechanics often feature similar battle systems and maps.