With a new ‘Tomb Raider’ on the way, Square Enix is reminding everyone just how successful the latest reboot was with customers. Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, announced today that the award-winning TOMB RAIDER (released back in 2013) has now sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide, more than any other game in the legendary Tomb Raider franchise’s history.
Originally released in March 2013, the game also set franchise sales records for its first day and month. TOMB RAIDER won numerous awards, including IGN’s Best Overall Game of E3 2012. TOMB RAIDER: Definitive Edition, which included additional content and enhanced graphics for next gen platforms, was released in January 2014 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“TOMB RAIDER ignited and expanded the fan base, pushing the series to a new level. The game’s incredible sales success reflects the passionate response of players,” said Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics. “Our studio is proud of what we accomplished with the game.”
If you were not one of the 8.5 million players that enjoyed TOMB RAIDER, the game explored the origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from an untried and untested young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara had to fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. TOMB RAIDER is available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Mac, and TOMB RAIDER: Definitive Edition is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. TOMB RAIDER, released March 5, 2013 is the fastest selling game in the history of the franchise. TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles in January 2014.