Square Enix Highlights Tomb Raider Sales Milestones

Square Enix head of product development Darrell Gallagher said that the digital-only Lara Croft game, the Guardian of Light, has sold over 1 million units across all platforms to-date. Gallagher also revealed that the Tomb Raider reboot sold over 4 million copies worldwide since launch, calling it the "fastest selling game in the history of the franchise" and one of the "most critically acclaimed titles" ever produced by Crystal Dynamics.

Gallagher made these comments in a Gamaustra post where he also talked at length about the challenges of tackling change. Here's what he said about Tomb Raider sales:

"That trust and willingness to change has given us some great knowledge and success stories. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light released in 2010 as the pillar title in the Xbox Summer of Arcade and great reviews and strong word of mouth resulted in the game now reaching over 1 million units sold across platforms. This represents a great landmark for a digital only release.

The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was received amazingly well. 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."

Crystal Dynamics is currently working on a Tomb Raider sequel for next-generation consoles.

Source: GameStop

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