Square Enix’s Crystal Dynamics studio has today announced that its 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider has sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide, more than any other title in the history of the franchise.
Despite being “disappointed” with initial sales of the Lara Croft origin story two years ago, the company has now hailed the game’s strong turnaround performance.
In a press release, Crystal Dynamics chief Darrell Gallagher said: “Tomb Raider ignited and expanded the fan base, pushing the series to a new level. The game’s incredible sales success reflects the passionate response of players. Our studio is proud of what we accomplished with the game.”
Tomb Raider was available at the time of launch for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac. The title’s Definitive Edition was released for PS4 and Xbox One in January 2014, which is thought to have buoyed sales – although Square Enix haven’t provided a full breakdown of the figures.
The reboot’s sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is set to be released as a timed exclusive for Xbox One this winter.