February 5, 2007

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today that their KINGDOM HEARTS series of action role-playing games has shipped more than 10 million units worldwide, making it one of the top game series in the world. Released to chart-topping sales in 2006, KINGDOM HEARTS II is the sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS, one of the top ten best-selling PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system titles of all time in North America (Source: The NPD Group, March 2006).

"When we first started developing KINGDOM HEARTS, we never imagined we would pass the 10 million mark so quickly," said series producer Shinji Hashimoto. "We are delighted and extremely grateful for the support from our fans around the globe. We hope to continue to provide games which fulfill your anticipation in the future."

The KINGDOM HEARTS series was created by the collaboration of Disney's Buena Vista Games and Square Enix in 2002. With two titles for the PlayStation 2 system and one title for the Game Boy® Advance, the KINGDOM HEARTS games see the player stepping into the shoes of the heroic Sora, who adventures alongside favorite Disney characters. The KINGDOM HEARTS series also features theme songs performed by international recording artist Hikaru Utada.

(Cumulative series shipment over 10 million units / December 2006)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS (North American Release: September 1st, 2002, PlayStation 2)
    Japan: Over 1.5 million North America: Over 3.0 million Europe & PAL: Over 1.1 million
  • KINGDOM HEARTS: Chain of Memories (December 7th, 2004, Game Boy Advance)
    Japan: Over 0.4 million North America: Over 0.9 million Europe & PAL: Over 0.2 million
  • KINGDOM HEARTS II (March 28 th, 2006, PlayStation 2)
    Japan: Over 1.1 million North America: Over 1.7 million Europe & PAL: Over 0.7 million

About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in North America, Europe and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises—FINAL FANTASY®, which has shipped over 70 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has shipped over 41 million units worldwide—under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY and SQUARE ENIX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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