Top Video Games of All Time: Final Fantasy
One of the longest-running video game franchises, the Final Fantasy series started in 1987 as a Nintendo NES release. Publisher Square Enix then expanded to the PlayStation platform and eventually the Xbox, as well as venturing into multimedia with Final Fantasy movies.
Including sequels and spinoffs, the Final Fantasy series has more than twenty entries, spanning every console generation from the NES to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 — and soon to be the PS4 and Xbox One. The core entries are all role-playing games that feature a band of heroes fighting to save the world from a powerful evil force.
In a testament to its enduring popularity, Square Enix has not only re-released Final Fantasy games for Apple’s (AAPL) iOS platform, it has been able to convince iPhone and iPad owners to pay way above the average going rate for a game — the latest mobile release, Final Fantasy V, is priced at $15.99 on iTunes.
The Final Fantasy series has sold more than 100 million games in the past seventeen years. And with this week’s release of the latest title — Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII — the series continues to climb the list of top video games of all time.
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