Square Enix is one of the biggest developers and publishers of video games worldwide, and has long maintained a significant influence on video game culture. One only has to look at the massive success of the studio's Final Fantasy franchise to understand how big, exactly: the series currently stands at 135 million units sold. But numbers don’t give you the whole story. Through the Final Fantasy games - and the engagement of the great Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, who shaped its distinguished style - and the equally successful Dragon Quest series, Square Enix has done much to introduce Japanese culture and aesthetics to a large Western audience. These games are teeming with Japanese characters, lore, myths, and pop-culture references.
As well as these games, Square Enix has a large portfolio of other, non-Japanese titles, with Tomb Raider and the legendary Space Invaders amongst its most famous names.