Tomb Raider Tops Four Million Copies Sold
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.26.2013
And yet still it's a disappointment to Square Enix...
Square Enix seriously needs to rethink the word "flop." Crystal Dynamics' Darrell Gallagher, who designed the Tomb Radier reboot, has revealed on Gamasutra that the game has sold over four million copies and become the fastest-selling game in the franchise's history.
"The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was received amazingly well," said Gallagher. "The team at Crystal and the broader team at Square Enix worked tirelessly to deliver on the promise of a modern reinvention of the franchise. We now sit in a great position where the decisions we made and the willingness to embrace a new direction resulted in the fastest-selling game in the history of the franchise and the most critically-acclaimed title ever produced from the studio. Tomb Raider remains one of the biggest-selling releases of 2013 in many major territories with more than 4 million units sold worldwide so far."
Despite the sales numbers, Square considers the game a "sales disappointment." That being said, a sequel is confirmed to be on the way.