Kingdom Hearts III is a great success for Square Enix, at least based on the opening week result of the game in the UK. It has debuted to double the sales of Kingdom Hearts 2, which launched almost 14 years ago.
Kingdom Hearts III was originally revealed at E3 2013 along with Final Fantasy XV. Both of these games were shown to be directed by Tetsuya Nomura. Final Fantasy XV was eventually given to Hajime Tabata and released in 2016. Kingdom Hearts 3 is also out on January 29th, 2019 for the PS4 and Xbox One
The sales of Kingdom Hearts III in the UK were fairly strong and crushed the opening record of Kingdom Hearts 2. It was not a simple margin either as this didn’t count any digital sales which can contribute to as much as 20 to 30% of overall sales. The physical sales of Kingdom Hearts III were twice that of Kingdom Hearts 2 thus making it a great success for Square Enix.
Resident Evil 2 had to settle on the second spot after the great debut of Kingdom Hearts III. You can find out the rest of the UK weekly sales chart below, courtesy of GamesIndustry.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Kingdom Hearts III|
|1||2||Resident Evil 2|
|2||3||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|3||5||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4|
|4||6||New Super Mario Bros U|
|8||7||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|7||8||Super Smash Bros Ultimate|
|9||9||Grand Theft Auto V|
|11||10||Spyro Reignited Trilogy|
Kingdom Hearts III launched with a strange post-launch update plan which included releasing the epilogue and secret movie with multiple updates. The first update dropped on January 29th while the second one was released on January 31st.
Kingdom Hearts III is available now for the PS4 and Xbox One.