Final Fantasy XV has shipped more than six million copies worldwide since launch, Square Enix has announced. The publisher broke the news in a press release (via GameSpot), stating that the impressive figure includes digital sales but doesn’t necessarily represent copies sold through to consumers.
No breakdown of physical and digital sales numbers is included, but the JRPG “continues its strong sales after recording five million units on day one,” says the announcement. Having started life as Final Fantasy XIII Versus, numerous delays and rewrites eventually led to the project being repurposed into Final Fantasy XV, with Hajime Tabata replacing Tetsuya Nomura in the director’s chair as part of the transition.
Thankfully, the game finally made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November last year, defying the odds and receiving a warm reception across the board. With that said, the latest entry in the long-running series isn’t without its faults, with criticisms having largely been aimed at the latter half of Noctis’ journey, especially Chapter. 13.
Tabata is keenly aware of those issues, though, having previously outlined a series of improvements the development team intends to make to the core experience. A video showing various unused (and normally inaccessible) areas surfaced online yesterday, potentially hinting at where we’ll be headed in future DLC.
As for Square Enix’s immediate plans for the future of Final Fantasy XV, the recently released Holiday Pack+ content will be followed on January 24 with the arrival of the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. Expect more details shortly.