Square shares at the Tokyo Stock Exchange were up more than 18% yesterday. Apparently investors honored the success of Final Fantasy X, which was the best-selling videogame on the Japanese market in 2001. Square has managed to sell more 2.4 million copies of the tenth installment of its flagship RPG series.
Square shares have been under pressure throughout last year, due to heavy loses caused by Final Fantasy The Movie. The slide of the share price as well as a second straight year in the red led to the resignations of CEOs Tomoyuki Takechi and Hisashi Suzuki from their posts last year.