Square Enix has shipped more than 6 million SKUs for Final Fantasy XV. This does not include sell-through figures or digital sales, but how many units have been moved to retailers.
Gematsu reports that a press release from Square Enix rolls through the numbers while announcing that they have new DLC in the works for Final Fantasy XV to compliment the game’s story, gameplay and characters.
This news follows on the previous reports where Square had announced that they had shipped 5 million SKUs during the launch week of the game. An impressive number for the Xbox One and PS4 release. Analyst Daniel Ahmed provided some sales stats to show where Final Fantasy XV ranked in terms of sales compared to other total unit sales of Final Fantasy games.
A look at FINAL FANTASY mainline title sales. (Sales don’t include re-releases on other platforms)
FFXV is still selling btw. Not final # pic.twitter.com/itSOyHQ53B
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 10, 2017
Previous to that, sites like Game Rant reported that Square needed to shift 10 million copies for Final Fantasy XV to be considered a success.
A lot of people felt as if this was the Tomb Raider reboot fiasco all over again, where the game moved more than 3.4 million copies in its first month but “failed to meet” Square’s target expectations, as reported by PC GamesN. This was due to the fact that they had spent so much on the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy that they needed games like Tomb Raider, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause 2 to compensate for the expenses.
In this case, it does appear as if Final Fantasy XV is moving steadily along toward that 10 million unit goal. The polarizing ending and promise of new story DLC might be enough to lure in more gamers, or it might backfire and cause them to spit on it in spite. We’ll have to see how it all pans out when the additional story DLC releases.
For now, you can get your hands on Final Fantasy XV for PS4 and Xbox One. The New Game+ update is available for free along with the Holiday DLC pack. Square could have easily hit that 10 million mark if they released the game on Steam for PC. That’s not to mention that modders would have a field day with that game… especially Cindy.