Square Enix just reported its best year ever, on the back of super-strong sales of a handful of key titles. Like Final Fantasy XIII. And Batman: Arkham Asylum. And Dragon Quest IX. All of which sold millions.
Final Fantasy XIII, despite some up-and-down review scores, has sold 5.5 million copies worldwide since launch, with the numbers spread fairly evenly across Japan, Europe and the United States.
Dragon Quest IX is right behind it, with sales of 4.2 million. Of that 4.2 million, 4.2 million were from Japan.
Rounding out the company’s big hitters for the financial year was unlikely hero Batman: Arkham Asylum, which from out of nowhere sold 3.4 million copies, the bulk of them in the US and Europe.
That’s mostly good news. Mostly. The only dampener for Square Enix being that Batman is no longer theirs to enjoy (and make millions from), with Warner Bros taking over full publishing responsibility for the game’s sequel.