via MCV

Three million units of Final Fantasy XIII were sold into retail in the US and PAL territories, Square Enix has announced.

The title launched in Europe and North America yesterday, with launch events held in London, San Francisco and Paris. The game is already being tipped as being the biggest release of Q1.

The US and European performance means that the worldwide shipment figure for Final Fantasy XIII has now reached five million, the game launched in Japan during December last year,

96 million copies of Final Fantasy has now been shipped into retail worldwide since the franchise began life in 1987.