Kingdom Hearts III Opens To Double The Sales Of Its Predecessor In The UK

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Kingdom Hearts III
12Resident Evil 2
23Red Dead Redemption 2
54FIFA 19
35Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46New Super Mario Bros U
87Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
78Super Smash Bros Ultimate
99Grand Theft Auto V
1110Spyro 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.

Khurram Imtiaz

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