What is Kingdom Hearts?

Created in 2002, Kingdom Hearts combines characters and settings from certain Disney animated films and from Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. Although the Kingdom Hearts franchise is different from the type of games that Square normally creates with its unusual combination of action and role-playing, it was and is still a big hit. The series currently has 7 games across multiple consoles and is both criitcally acclaimed and commercially successful. The Kingdom Hearts franchise has also won awards such as "Best Art Style/Direction", "Best Looking Games on PS2", "Best Story", and "Best Sequel". Unlike most video games these days, it is really hard to find a glitch in the game. People have actually taken months after a release to find a glitch! If you want to watch the video of the glitch, click here

Popularity/Revenue

As of October 2013, the Kingdom Hearts franchise has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. This prompted a variety of related merchandise to be created and released along with the games including but not limited to: soundtracks, figurines, companion books, novels, and a manga series. Within the first two months of the release of Kingdom Hearts (the first game), it was one of the top three highest-selling video games. Kingdom Hearts II was the highest-selling console game in North America by the end of March 2006, just three months after its release. The franchise is just as popular in Japan were within three days of Kingdom Hearts II release in Japan, it sold 1 million copies within a month. The games have also received high ratings and positive comments from its reviewers. Famitsu, a Japanese gaming magazine known for its harsh grading system, gave Kingdom Hearts a grade of 36 out of 40 or higher.