Live A Live HD-2D Remake Sells Over 500,000 Units Worldwide

During the Live A Live 28-year Anniversary stream, Square Enix announced that their HD-2D remake of the title has managed to sell over 500,000 units worldwide. Congratulations to the development team for this significant sales milestone, and here’s hoping this renewed classic can reach 1 million units sold worldwide. It certainly deserves it.

You can view the broadcast where this announcement was made below, timestamped:

Live A Live was initially released only in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1994. It is unique as a JRPG title as it is effectively seven more miniature games that take place across different settings and time periods, with two unlockable scenarios that tie the stories together.

The title gained a following outside of Japan thanks to a fan translation that was among the earliest widely-shared complete patches, despite being considered to be a sales failure in its home country. The title has (again, exclusively in Japan) also been re-released through the Virtual Console service on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Live A Live is now available for Nintendo Switch.

Read our staff writer’s feature on why Live A Live matters.

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