Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV Sells Over 10 Million Copies Worldwide

I know a lot of people have moved on and are ready to experience the next numbered Final Fantasy title but today we focus on one of the messier but still entertaining entries. Today, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XV has sold 10 million copies worldwide.

Launching in 2016, the long-gestating project was hit with mixed but mostly positive reception. I reviewed it at the time and had a lot of fun with the characters and the world but felt the story was messy and at times pieced together in some disappointing ways. In 2018, Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition launched on PC with added content and expanded boss battles, making this release the definitive one with expanded lore and story.

Now, on the eve of the series’ 35th anniversary, Final Fantasy XV has sold over 10 million copies across console, PC and handheld via the Pocket Edition that launched on mobile devices.

These sales figures are impressive given that the second wave of story DLC was cancelled once Hajime Tabata left Luminous Productions. Square Enix eventually released Dawn of the Future, a tie-in novel covering the same story beats.

In related news, Final Fantasy XVI will receive a new trailer soon as last week, game director Naoki Yoshida confirmed.