Square Enix has sent word that Final Fantasy XV has shipped more than 6 million copies. That’s quite a number, and it includes digital sales, as well as copies sent to stores around the globe. Keep in mind, though, that this doesn’t mean they’ve sold six million copies. They chose not to reveal actual sales numbers, which are obviously lower than this.
Here’s the official blurb:
Having received critical acclaim across the world for its beautiful world design and graphical quality, along with the open-world freedom and exciting new battle system, the game continues its strong sales after recording five million units on day one.
Again, the language is misleading here as well. It didn’t sell 5 million copies on day one – that’s also the number of units shipped to stores combined with digital sales. How much it actually sold on day one remains unknown to the public.
In a statement given to Famitsu magazine before the game’s release, director Hajima Tabata said the studio’s personal goal was 10 million copies. That’s a hefty goal, and one that will probably stay on the checklist for the foreseeable future. There’s no denying the game did well, however. It didn’t really have any competition during the holiday season, and it was by far the biggest release of 2016. It did cause some controversy among series fans, but overall, most people seem to be happy with it.
They’ve also used the opportunity to remind us that the Moogle Chocobo Carnival is going to start soon – January 24th, to be precise. In order to enter, you’ll need to download the Holiday Pack DLC, which will grant you a Carnival Passport. You’ll get an outfit as well, but the passport is important, because you’ll need it to get into the carnival grounds in Altissia.