LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 2, 2006) â€“ Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square EnixÂ interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS II, the action role playing game available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, has sold through more than one million units in North America, making it one of the top selling new releases of 2006. KINGDOM HEARTS II is the sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS, one of the top ten best-selling PlayStation 2 titles of all time in North America.
KINGDOM HEARTS II combines classic Disney characters and worlds into a new story with new characters and environments created in the renowned Square Enix style. The game shipped to North American retailers nationwide on March 28 and was received with overwhelmingly positive response from both gamers and critics alike.
â€œKINGDOM HEARTS II has sold through one million units in just one-third the time of that of the original, proving that fans were waiting to get their hands on the sequel,â€ said Daishiro Okada, President & COO, Square Enix, Inc. â€œThe winning combination of Disney and Square Enix has done it again and we couldn’t be happier with the results.â€
â€œKINGDOM HEARTS II is the result of great creative teams coming together to make one of the most successful console games of the year,â€ said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. â€œThe success of this game is very exciting and we look forward to our continued collaboration with the team at Square Enix.â€