Final Fantasy XV Has Shipped 8.9 Million Units Worldwide
According to industry analyst Benji-Sales on Twitter, Final Fantasy XV has shipped 8.9 million units worldwide since its release in November 2016. This makes Final Fantasy 15 the third best selling mainline title with Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X leading the franchise in sales. The title began development as Final Fantasy Versus 13 for the PS3 but faced countless issues with its gameplay, direction and engine. Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata eventually took over for Tetsuya Nomura and helped the project finally reach completion. Final Fantasy XV is available on Xbox One, PC and PS4 now.
Benji-Sales made the Square Enix related announcement on Twitter recently, saying: “Final Fantasy XV has shipped 8.9 million units worldwide. This makes it the 3rd best selling mainline Final Fantasy behind Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X. Amazing performance for the genre, on it’s way to 9+ million lifetime. Will be interesting to see if it can hit 10m+” Considering the next generation of consoles is releasing during the holiday season this year, it’s likely Final Fantasy 15 will reach nine million units sold but we aren’t sure that it can hit ten million by the time PS5 and the next Xbox launch.
While Final Fantasy 15 didn’t launch in the best shape, with a cringe worthy endgame, the title was expanded upon with DLC that improved the quality drastically. The game also received a chibi pocket version that expanded the user base to mobile and Nintendo Switch gamers, on top of releasing on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We considered Final Fantasy 15 to be one of the best JRPG’s of this console generation. Are you curious what else we thought about the third best selling Final Fantasy? Check out our review here!
Are you surprised that Final Fantasy 15 has sold so well or are you an enthusiastic fan of the latest mainline game in the FF series? What’s your favorite Final Fantasy so far? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Gaming Bolt