Final Fantasy X achieves #1 spot for first week of sales
Square Electronic Art today announced that Final Fantasy X was #1 in US sales across all videogame software categories in its first week of release.
Monday, January 7, 2002 - Square Electronic Arts today announced that Final Fantasy X, a PlayStation 2 exclusive and the latest installment in the best-selling Final Fantasy series, was #1 in US sales across all videogame software categories in its first week of release, according to NPDFunworld (www.NPDfunworld.com) Video Game Data (week ending December 22, 2001). Final Fantasy X marks one of the largest debuts for a PlayStation 2 title in the US.
(Posted: Monday, January 7, 2002, 3:12PM GMT)
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Final Fantasy X shipped to retailers nationwide on December 18, just in time for the Christmas holiday. In Japan, Final Fantasy X was released on July 19th, 2001 and sold through 90% of the 2.14 million units it shipped in the first four days. It is the first PlayStation 2 title to reach the 2 million-unit mark. Square’s Final Fantasy series to date has sold more than 36 million units worldwide.
GameStop, Inc., operators of Babbage’s, Software Etc, GameStop and Funcoland stores report significant sales of the title. "We’ve seen a terrific response to Final Fantasy X at our stores and online at gamestop.com," said Doreen McKenzie, Director of Merchandising, Video Games. "Final Fantasy X has pre-sold more units than any other PlayStation 2 title to date. Copies of the game have flown off the shelves throughout the holiday shopping frenzy. This title is a must have for all PlayStation 2 owners."
(From the official press release)