Almost a week following the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 worldwide, Square Enix is pleased to reveal today that the total digital sales and worldwide shipments have exceeded five million. This pretty much makes Kingdom Hearts 3 that fastest-selling game in the history of the series.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is the direct sequel all of the the Kingdom Hearts games that Square Enix released for the past several years. For those who have not played any of the Kingdom Hearts games, you will not get lost with Kingdom Hearts 3 as there are cutscenes that recap all of the major things that happened in the past games. However, those willing to play all previously released Kingdom Hearts games can purchase the Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for the PlayStation 4.
Here’s the statement of Square Enix:
The shipment and digital sales numbers for the long-awaited installment in the blockbuster franchise have been matched with critical adoration. Media across the world are lauding Kingdom Hearts III for its breathtaking visuals and widespread appeal to newcomers and series veterans alike, with Bleacher Report praising that the adventure is “accessible for even the most casual of gamers” and “a sheer thrill to take in,” and CNET raving that Kingdom Hearts III is “the best looking Kingdom Hearts game.”
Kingdom Hearts III tells a heartwarming story about the power of friendship and light vs. darkness, as players follow a young Keyblade wielder named Sora, who is joined by Donald Duck, Goofy and his friends to protect the universe from an evil force known as the Heartless. Set in a vast array of worlds including but not limited to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and Hercules; Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story and Monsters, Inc.; and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Sora and his friends unite with iconic Disney and Pixar characters to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness invading their worlds.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.