Lara Croft is officially relevant again – well, as long as you ignore the fact that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to Xbox for an undisclosed span of time. Square Enix confirmed earlier today that 2013's top-notch Tomb Raider reboot has now sold 8.5 million copies globally, making it the best-selling entry in the series. Of course, the Japanese publisher was famously disappointed when the release sold 3.4 million copies in a month. These numbers include the PlayStation 4 remake as well as the original PlayStation 3 outing.
"Tomb Raider ignited and expanded the fan base, pushing the series to a new level," said a chuffed Crystal Dynamics gaffer, Darrell Gallagher. "The game's incredible sales success reflects the passionate response of players. Our studio is proud of what we accomplished with the game." Expanded the fanbase, eh? Look, we don't mean to be, er, mean – but if you expanded the fanbase, then why the heck are you now limiting it again? This whole sequel scenario seems bonkers to us, and it's made even more ridiculous by the fact that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has now been delayed. Oh well, 'tis what it is.