March 10, 2010

Latest in FINAL FANTASY Series - FINAL FANTASY XIII Achieves Over 5 Million Unit Shipments Worldwide

TOKYO, JAPAN (March 10, 2010) — Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today that sell-in shipments of the hugely popular FINAL FANTASY®XIII have now exceeded the 5 million unit milestone. FINAL FANTASY XIII was released on March 9, 2010 in North American, European and other PAL markets where it's available for both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.

With shipments of FINAL FANTASY XIII in North America and PAL territories surpassing 3 million units as well as strong sales since launch on December 17, 2009 in Japan, cumulative shipments of the FINAL FANTASY series have now reached 96 million units.

From the release of the first FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series has continued to offer the industry's most advanced graphics, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories as it gains the highest accolades from users around the world. FINAL FANTASY XIII is internationally-acclaimed for the creation of a brand new entertainment experience with a state-of-the-art battle system and unparalleled visuals that help create a feeling of total emersion in the environment.

In advance of the March 9th game release in North America and PAL territories, launch events were held in San Francisco and Paris on March 8th as well as in London on March 9th. The events drew extremely large numbers of fans and were covered widely by local media.

About 3,500 fans and media gathered for one of the large
French retail Fnac's largest events at the Champs-Elysees store.
The lively launch party in San Francisco featured industry VIPs
participating in a "talk show" styled discussion as well as the
viewing of FINAL FANTASY XIII scenes in 3D.

(Product details)
Platforms: PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 (exclusive to PlayStation 3 in Japan)
Genre: RPG

Release date: December 17, 2009
Suggested retail price: JPY 9,240
Rating: B (CERO)
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[North America]
Release date: March 9, 2010
Suggested retail price: USD 59.99* (excluding tax)
Rating: T (ESRB)
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[Europe/PAL territories]
Release date: March 9, 2010
Suggested retail price: EUR 59.99-69.99 / GBP 49.99
Rating: 16 (PEGI)
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