Tomb Raider Sets Franchise Sales Record With Over 8.5 Million Copies Sold

by Kyle Hanson
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

Square Enix has announced that the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider has set a franchise sales record, selling over 8.5 million copies worldwide across its various release platforms. This follows a trend, as the game also set launch day and month sales records for the Tomb Raider series, which began in 1996 on the original PlayStation. It isn’t made clear in the press release, but looking at other numbers it seems like this includes the Definitive Edition, which was released on PS4 and Xbox One. Before that there was a standard version on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Crystal Dynamics today announced that Tomb Raider has sold more than 8.5 million copies

Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics, had this to say about the monumental success of his studio’s game, “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.”

The 2013 release of Tomb Raider was a sort of preboot for the franchise, taking the series in a slightly different direction, while telling the origin story of the series’ main charact, Lara Croft. A sequel will be coming later this year. That entry will be at least a timed exclusive for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, with Microsoft set to publish the game themselves. A PlayStation and PC version could come later on, but only after Microsoft’s unknown deal expires.