Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has gone on sale last week in Japan, and it’s pushing pre-orders of its older brother Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX, as reported by Media Create in its weekly analysis of the local market.
The statistics firm mentions that last week pre-orders of Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX were 130.2% of those in the previous week, and estimates that this is due to gamers that immediately pre-ordered the upcoming compilation when buying HD 2.8.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue had a successful launch in the country, ranking first in the Media Create charts with 137, 797 copies sold, and beating New Danganronpa V3. Together, the games propelled the PS4 to first place in the hardware chart with about 47,000 units sold.
Interestingly, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was also close to selling out its initial shipment, with a very respectable 86.31% copies sold between its release on January 12th and January 15th. The launch is considered a smooth one by Media Create, as it Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX, which achieved 128,000 copies sold in its debut week.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be released in the North America and Europe on January 24th, while Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX will launch on March 9th in Japan, March 28th in North America, and March 31st in Europe. Both games are PS4 exclusives.