This is a list of media related to the Final Fantasy
(ファイナルファンタジー, Fainaru Fantajī
?) video game series. Final Fantasy
is a series of console role playing games developed and published by Square Enix (formerly Square). Its first game premiered in Japan in 1987, and Final Fantasy
games have subsequently been localized for markets in North America, Europe and Australia, on nearly every video game console since the Nintendo Entertainment System, including MSX2, Super Nintendo, PlayStation, WonderSwan (Color), PlayStation 2, IBM PC, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and several models of mobile phone. Future games have been announced for Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 3 game systems. Final Fantasy
is Square Enix's most successful franchise, having sold over 80 million units worldwide to date, including tactical role-playing games, portable games, MMORPGs, and games for mobile phones, in addition to console role-playing games. Its popularity has placed it as the fourth-best-selling video game franchise, among other honors.
As of 2008, twelve games have been released as part of the main (numbered) series, as well as many spin-offs and related titles. Each game in the main series takes place in a different fictional universe, though beginning with Final Fantasy X-2
, video games set in main series games' worlds have been released. In addition to video games, Final Fantasy
has spawned several anime, movies, novels and manga, as well as a few radio dramas. Many games, particularly the main series, have several companion soundtracks with music from the games. Since the announcement of Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
, Square Enix has focused on "polymorphic content", expanding each game world with material on many video game platforms, as well as other forms of media.