25 Years Of Final Fantasy Releases And Ports Captured In One Chart

By Spencer . December 18, 2012 . 6:30pm

Happy 25th birthday, Final Fantasy! Square Enix released 14 numbered titles, that’s more than one every two years, but how many total Final Fantasy games has Square Enix released in 25 years?


Well, we were curious and put together a chart showing all of the major Final Fantasy releases and ports Square Enix made.


Please click on the chart to expand it.
A slight correction was made in 2007, Dirge of Cerberus: Lost Episode Final Fantasy VII was released at the end of 2006.


A couple notes about this chart:

– Any game with Final Fantasy in its title in Japan was accounted for so we added Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, but didn’t count Final Fantasy Legend since those were really SaGa games. Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy Fortune Street and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy are also included.


– Original games are defined as a brand new title. All numbered titles are "original" and so are spinoffs like Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Tactics, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series.


– Ports are defined as games that were adapted for new consoles. Final Fantasy IV for PsOne, Wonderswan, Game Boy Advance, DS, PSP, mobile phones, and iOS are ports. We didn’t count Virtual Console or PSN re-releases. The MSX port of Final Fantasy was counted too.


– We included spinoff mobile titles like Final Fantasy VII Snowboarding, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, and the US only Dirge or Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Lost Episode.


– Square Enix used to release at most two titles a year (one original and one port) until Final Fantasy VII when Final Fantasy explosion happened.


– Square Enix released less Final Fantasy games for the series 25th anniversary compared to the 20th anniversary. That year we had ports of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy IV, and new titles like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.

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  • brian

    Do ports like Origins and Dawn of Souls count as one or two ports?

    • Since Dawn of Souls was packaged together as Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls, that counts as one port just like the Famicom bundle of FF I & II.

      In Japan, Origins was actually released as two separate games – Final Fantasy for PsOne and Final Fantasy II for PsOne so that counts as two titles. FFV and FFVI were separate titles in Japan instead of the Final Fantasy Anthology bundle in the US, so again those were separate titles.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I love this series! So many memories with it… though I have yet to play them all haha. Of the most recent FF, haven’t platinumed XIII or played XIII-2 yet… haven’t played V, VI, IX, X or XII from the main series yet either… though I’ve been spoiled to death by the internet I’m looking forward to playing all of these.

    • Nasser Al-Ojayan

      You really need to try out 6 and 9 as they are (in my opinion) the best two in your list with 10 getting an honorable mention.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        I tried buying VI online, but for some reason it took weeks for it to ship out and then… canceled. I had no clue what happened. I don’t own a working SNES (not sure what is wrong with it) so I was trying to grab the GBA version (I’ve read about the differences).
        The bad part is, I own V for the GBA and IX as a PSOne Classic. I guess shame on me haha

      • MiniTaurus

        +1 for ff9 ^^
        it’s really good (my fave)
        I thinks it’s kinda different from another ff series though

        • Morricane

          FFIX felt a lot like a hats off to the old FFs to me…so many references to the old games in it…

          • jeka69

            That’s what makes it so memorable :)

      • Vote FF6, my fave FF series ever and 2nd will be FF 10.

  • Nesfe

    So, Final fantasy has 44 original titles and 39 ports (unless I counted wrong) ,a total of 83 games, and an average of 3.32 game per year. Good stuff, most of them anyway. keep them coming!

  • If they remade 7 in hd updated graphics it would be there biggest hit in years.

    • Closest thing you’ll get sir http://youtu.be/QOn6fnwPTcA . Square even said a while ago they have no plans on a FFVII HD. Something about wanting to make a game that surpasses it. Good luck beating nostalgia Square.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    That’s a lot of games!
    fonds memories of all of them (except 11, because I didn’t play it, and 13, because it doesn’t deserve it, and 13-2 because I can’t yet)
    and to think I could only finish tactics and 9, almoust finished 8, but just when I defeated the last form of ultimecia, the game freezed, it had scracghts every where (that’s what I get for hand it over to a friends for a couple of days before I finished it my self).
    Hope the series can go back to it’s former glorie when (if) Final Fantasy 13 versus gets realesed.

  • To think, for me, it all started with a playable Final Fantasy VIII demo for my PS1. It was definitely thanks to the Final Fantasy series that I’m a console RPG gamer.

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