Tales series shipments top 15 million worldwide

Tales of Xillia 2 ships 480,000 in Japan.

December 4, 2012 / 11:29 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Tales series worldwide shipments have topped 15 million units since its Tales of Phantasia 1995 debut, Namco Bandai has announced.

The latest title, Tales of Xillia 2 for PlayStation 3, has shipped 480,000 units since its November 1 release in Japan. In spring 2013, Namco Bandai is expected to release Tales of Hearts R for PlayStation Vita.

In addition to home consoles, the Tales series spans social games, smartphone apps, and PC browser games.

Find the full press release here.

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  • Raiyu

    It took them 17 years to get to 15 million?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Tales games generally don’t sell too high. Not one has broken a million, IIRC. (Correct me if I’m wrong.)

      • EspadaKiller

        Yeap you’re right. Not all Tales games are good, there are shitty ones like a few on the PSP and DS.

        But so far Vesperia, Graces (f), Xillia and Xillia 2 are all looking awesome.

      • Xenovelgr

        The highest selling one is Tales of Destiny for ps1, which sold over 1.1 million copies

        • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

          Still my favorite one too :3

        • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

          The best one!

      • Raiyu

        I know but I wasn’t expecting it to be that low in such a large time span.

    • DrForbidden

      Around a third of Tales games never saw or have not yet seen international editions being released. It’s probably not easy to sell millions more when a sizable proportion of their games are only available in Japanese.

  • TimesTicking

    I hope Tales of Hearts R comes to the states XD
    btw, what Tales game had the highest sell unit?

    • Xenovelgr

      Tales of Destiny, at 1.1million

  • http://runicfencer.deviantart.com/ Mistral

    Nonetheless, Congratulations! It’s nice to see at least some JRPGs are still appreciated~

  • vertical09

    Aww.
    They didn’t have a chance to count in the Tales of Xillia sales over here…no like it would be record breaking or anything =P

  • PrinceHeir

    CONGRATS!!!!!

    though it would have been higher if they localize more games in the series!!!!!

  • Lele Mett

    DAMN. They have 15 games and only 15 mil in 17 years. While games like KH get 20 mil in 9 years. And games like FF at at 120 mil or something…and hell COD gets 20 mil per game. Tales are not doing well with these kind of numbers. But I’m pretty sure that becuase they are knid of yearned to certain kind of people. Like anime lovers