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Final Fantasy series

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Final Fantasy
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Creator: Hironobu Sakaguchi
First game: Final Fantasy (1987)
Best-selling game: Final Fantasy VII (11 million copies)
Latest game: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (2022)
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The Final Fantasy series is a role-playing video game franchise originally created by Square before its merger with Enix. With the first game, also titled Final Fantasy, released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the series has expanded onto several consoles and handhelds as well as into animated films, novels, manga and radio dramas, becoming the flagship franchise of Square Enix. The name comes from the series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's belief that the game would be his final with the company. Spanning fifteen core entries and numerous multimedia spin-offs, the Final Fantasy series has since gone on to become one of the top-selling video game franchises overall, with over 173 million units sold worldwide to date.[1]

Unlike most video game series, the majority of Final Fantasy titles are generally stand-alone, featuring their own separate settings, characters, and storylines while sharing many common themes, ideas, and game mechanics.


As Square was primarily creating games for the Famicom Disk System, when consumers began losing interest in the peripheral the company was pushed towards going bankrupt. Inspired by the success of Enix's Dragon Quest, Hironobu Sakaguchi created a turn-based roleplaying game for the NES that proved to be a best-seller that kept Square open. Square made five more games for Nintendo consoles before moving to Sony's PlayStation brand of consoles. Spin-offs and remakes of earlier Final Fantasy games were also released on Nintendo's consoles.

While the main numbered titles are not sequels of each other, some have sequels with their number indicating their succession. Along with the main series are a number of spin-off series: the Tactics series focuses on strategic combat and takes place in the same world; the Crystal Chronicles series was originally made exclusively for Nintendo consoles and centers on more action-oriented gameplay; Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a spinoff game created for international markets as an entry-level RPG in an attempt to broaden the audience for role-playing games.


Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Platform
Main series
Final Fantasy 1987 1990 N/A N/A N/A Nintendo Entertainment System
Final Fantasy IV Advance 2005 2005 2005 2005 N/A Game Boy Advance
Final Fantasy V Advance 2006 2006 2006 2006 N/A Game Boy Advance
Final Fantasy VI Advance 2006 2006 2006 2006 N/A Game Boy Advance
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls 2004 2004 2004 2004 N/A Game Boy Advance
Tactics series
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2003 2003 2003 2003 N/A Game Boy Advance
Crystal Chronicles series
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles 2003 2004 2004 2004 N/A Nintendo GameCube
Stand alones
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest 1993 1992 1993 1993 N/A Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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  1. NEW HORROR MYSTERY-ADVENTURE PARANORMASIGHT: THE SEVEN MYSTERIES OF HONJO UNVEILED. Square Enix North America Press Hub (February 8, 2023). Retrieved February 10, 2023.
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