Square Enix Europe have revealed that Final Fantasy XIII has become the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history in the UK and also the fastest selling UK game of 2010 so far.
The news comes after the company announced last week that shipments of the game have exceeded the five million unit milestone worldwide.
The latest part in the multi-award winning FINAL FANTASY series was released on 9 March 2010 in the UK for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system by Microsoft.
“It’s great to see Final Fantasy XIII hitting the top of the UK charts and setting the pace as the fastest selling game of the year,” said Jon Brooke, UK Marketing Director. “With high profile TV spots playing out beyond Easter and branded buses still travelling the country I’m positive this title is only going to get bigger and bigger.”
It has also been revealed that Final Fantasy XIII is also the fastest and biggest selling console game in Germany in 2010 and the best selling console game in France in 2010 so far.
Looks like the hype machine worked then.