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Final Fantasy XVI has sold 3 million copies in one week

The sixteenth main installment in the franchise launched on June 22.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 28, 2023

1 Min Read
Key artwork for Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI has shipped and digitally sold 3 million copies in one week.

The sixteenth main installment in the long-running franchise launched for Playstation 5 on June 22, 2023.

It has been seven years since the last mainline entry in the series, Final Fantasy XV, landed on PlayStation 4 (and eventually other platforms), marking one of the biggest gaps between installments in the history of the franchise.

Three million Final Fantasy XVI 's

Square Enix filled that void with Final Fantasy VII Remake, which topped 3.5 million sales in three days thanks to what the Japanese publisher described as "exceptional digital sales."

Final Fantasy VII Remake eventually went on to sell over 5 million copies worldwide by August 2020, passing that milestone after just over five months on shelves.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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