A quarter into 2019, Kingdom Hearts 3 is the US’ best-selling game of the year so far, according to NDP, a firm which compiles monthly video game sales reports. Not only that, Kingdom Hearts 3 is also the best-selling game in the franchise, outdoing the original from 2002.
After Kingdom Hearts 3, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the second highest seller of the year. The followed in third place while the is so far in fourth place. , Rockstar’s 2018 colossus, rounds out the top five so far.
Kingdom Hearts 3 was released on Jan. 29 and shipped 5 million units within a week. Tuesday’s news coincides with a free DLC update for the game, with Square Enix adding a ultrahard Critical Mode for completionist Keyblade warriors to go back and complete.
The game received praise upon release, with Gamespot rating it eight out of 10. In , Jackson Ryan called it “a joy to play for 40 hours.” Gamespot heaped more praise on The Divison 2, Kingdom Hearts 3’s biggest commercial rival thus far, giving it nine out of 10.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will be challenged for its leading position later in the year mainly by Nintendo games. are surefire hits, as is .