Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Dissidia: Final Fantasy were Square Enix’s big sellers racking up over two million units sold in Japan alone. In North America its a different story.
Only 60,000 units of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride were sold according to Square Enix’s fiscal year 2009 sales chart. Final Fantasy IV was their top selling game in North America with 300,000 copies sold. Chrono Trigger did well too with almost a quarter million copies in the market. Since Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was released in fiscal year 2008, it ties with Final Fantasy Tactics A2 as the second best selling game in the region.
Crisis Core was big in Europe. Final Fantasy IV sold a solid 180,000 copies which means it ties with The Last Remnant as the second best selling Square Enix game in Europe. Perhaps, Square Enix’s experiment of designing an RPG for the world could be considered a success. The Last Remnant sold better than Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Infinite Undiscovery, and Chrono Trigger by a large margin in PAL territories.
Tips on how to read the chart:
Sales figures are in units of 10,000 so the 20 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope means 200,000 copies sold.
Games like Final Fantasy IV (Japan) and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (NA) were released in the previous fiscal year. These numbers do not indicate total sales.