“Kingdom Hearts III” Sells 5M Copies In A Week

Kingdom Hearts Iii Sells 5m Copies In A Week

Arriving nearly fifteen years after the previous entry, “Kingdom Hearts III” debuted in stores late last month and has become the fastest selling game in the franchise with five million copies being sold worldwide in its first week.

The game tells the story of the power of friendship as Sora (voiced by Haley Joel Osment) and his friends embark on a perilous adventure and support each other through difficult times. Set in a vast array of Disney worlds, Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe.

Iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new appear in the game to take on tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Wallace Shawn, Jonathan Groff, Kevin R. McNally, Tate Donovan and John Ratzenberger all lend their voices.

The figures come as game publisher Square Enix announced declines across the board in their financial results, with last Fall’s new entries in the “Tomb Raider” and “Just Cause” franchises proving the only saviours amidst increasing game development and advertising costs.

Source: Variety