By Spencer . May 20, 2009 . 6:00am
Square Enix developed The Last Remnant with elements for the East and West. Rush Sykes was designed as your typical J-RPG protagonist. The Conqueror, the primary antagonist, was made to appeal to the West. Which region bought the most copies?
North America where 220,000 remnant seekers purchased the game. Comparatively, 180,000 copies of The Last Remnant were sold in Europe, and 160,000 in Japan. Add Asia to the list and The Last Remnant racked up 562,000 units sold worldwide.
The spread is notable since the The Last Remnant is the only game that sold more copies in Europe than Japan. Infinite Undiscovery, another Square Enix published RPG for the Xbox 360, sold 120,000 units in Japan, 200,000 in North America, and only 100,000 in Europe. The Last Remnant even outperformed Chrono Trigger in PAL territories where the time traveling tale was released for the first time. Chrono Trigger sold 60,000 units in Europe.
Strictly by the numbers The Last Remnant did better in the West than it did in Japan. However, there aren’t as many Xbox 360s in Japan. Microsoft celebrated its one millionth Xbox 360 sold in Japan milestone last month.