Final Fantasy XV Worldwide Shipments Break Six Million

Square Enix has announced that worldwide shipments for Final Fantasy XV have broken six million units.

This new figure also includes digital sales, however it’s a bit confusing as Square (and other publishers) frequently include actual sales and shipments together.

This follows the news the game shipped over five million units in its first day, making it the fastest selling title in the entire series.

Square Enix detailed the game’s upcoming content in a press release:

Final Fantasy XV provides additional content and associated products to expand and enhance players’ experiences, starting with the free game update, Holiday Pack (Free Version) and premium Holiday Pack+ DLC which are now available for download. Those who download the Holiday Pack (Free Version) or Holiday Pack+ will also gain access to the “Moogle Chocobo Carnival,” a special in-game event that brings an exciting festival to the whole city of Altissia, starting on Tuesday, January 24th for a limited time.

To allow players a deeper enjoyment of Final Fantasy XV, regular updates enhancing the main game will be coming soon, such as premium DLC content that will provide players additional gameplay experiences.

Final Fantasy XV is available now on PS4 and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you should check out our written and video review for the game here.


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  • Wooooow, that’s not great for Square Enix, and this game is considered pretty good by most people’s estimates.

  • Deathtone

    I hope they get a better director next time and not have so many cooks in the kitchen. This game was a big disappointment.

  • Mr0303

    So in Square’s terms it underperformed.

  • DrearierSpider

    Only 4 million more to go before breaking even. Wew lads.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I don’t really think Tabata was the problem, considering he had to try and turn a trilogies worth of concepts into one game in 3-4 years. Imagine if Toriyama was director.

  • Eugenio Gil de la Madrid

    I don’t get it did it acctually sell 6 million or ship 6 million?

  • Neojames82

    Tabata was not to blame at all really. He had to pick up the mess Numora left and kinda Frankenstein the game from the original Versus XIII and turn it into XV.

  • Guest

    I hope it does alright for them in the end. It’s not a great final fantasy, but it’s enjoyable enough as a game. It’s much better than XIII at any rate. Seems like they’re banking on DLC to make their money back, so I hope they make that shit worth buying.

  • orbo

    Also probably half the copies sold are sitting in used game bargain bins by now.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I certainly didn’t envy his position.

  • PenguinPlayer

    On the PSN Christmas sale, the Super Duper Digital Special Edition with the season pass and extra content was actually cheaper than the game was at release day. Roughly one month after release.

    I would think Square Enix has balls of steel or sucidal management if they did this while the game was selling like hotcakes. I believe it’s not selling as well as they expected. Specially after 10 years of resources spent on it, even if they only went full throtle in the last couple of years.

  • Kiryu

    Shipped,again.Is SE to scared to give us the real sales numbers or what,shipped means nothing.Federation Farce was also shipped alot but in my area the stores are full of these because nobody wants to buy the garbage.

  • Kiryu


  • fnd

    Oy vey, muh six gorillion shipments!

  • 草薙 素子

    The initial shipment was stated to be 5 million worldwide. If they since shipped an additional million… you tell me. You think they printed and shipped more just because?

    I mean, it doesn’t take a detective to figure these things out.

  • AR7777

    5 million shipped games + 1 million downloads?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    It’s Square, they wouldn’t be them if they did otherwise.

  • Kiryu

    It still doesnt mean they sold them 6 mil if that’s what you think.I still see alot of them in stores,have yet to see a shop who doesnt have them in stock so until we get real numbers this doesnt mean shit.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    It could be a specific area filled with FF cultists so that they end up shipping more and only end up with around 2mil actual buys.

  • AR7777

    I guess the FFXIII trilogy fiasco really hurt the Final Fantasy name.
    It being action RPG didn’t seem to help much neither

  • Kiryu

    It did hurt them alot,everyone knows that but you know there are always these casual gamers who buy it just because it’s Final Fantasy,it’s probably the only jrpg they know.

  • 草薙 素子

    You can’t “ship” a digital game, retard.

    So when digital is counted, rare as that is, it’s sold numbers only.

  • 草薙 素子

    My English is plain as can be so don’t try to read things which aren’t there. I’ve no way of confirming actual sales numbers, but what I do have is a brain capable of logical deduction.

    Battlefield 1 is also in stock everywhere. Would you say that it is selling poorly then? I bet you wouldn’t.

    … but people ’round these parts are so thirsty to see this game fail they’ll make great logical leaps and play mental gymnastics ’til exhaustion to bend every narrative to fit their world bubble.

    A very predictable trend which you can see as far back as NG’s first coverage of FFXV since the re-reveal.

  • Kiryu

    The one doing mental gymnastics here is you as you have a hard time to understand that shipped is not sold.

    If this game was that much of a success SE would communicate the real numbers but somehow they don’t and you don’t seem to be that smart if you’re comparing this to BF.

    In the West the favorite genre are fps so ofcourse retailers will order alot of copies because they know they sell and not just lay on shelves.

  • 草薙 素子

    Where did I state shipped = sold?

    Oh, I didn’t.

    I’ll take that as proof that I’m wasting my time debating with the delusional. ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ

    Peace out.

  • AR7777

    I was posting a long reply but my master race crashed.

    Anyway, no reason to snap at people for being skeptical about their bad wording.

    Shipments is not the same as sales, and their statement makes less sense when they talk about shipments and digital sales.

    About your final statement, I disagree. PS3 was a disaster for FF if you didn’t like XIII since that’s all we got (not counting online fee games or remakes)

    And PS4 is looking like it’s only going to get XV, tough luck that’s 10 years of a black hole for FF fans in comparison to 3 different main games for each generation.
    Square is making it really hard for me to keep giving a fuck about FF, and it’s a shame really.

    Still I have no problem with people who enjoyed the games, just keep having fun but for me these past 10 years have been a crushing disappointment

  • AR7777

    Was talking to a friend the other day and he told me he’d never played a FF game before and I joked “congrats you’re exactly the audience square is looking for with FFXV”
    It’s an exaggeration but sadly it feels that way.

  • If only it was a good game. FF has also now fell for the open world meme.