Notice: To display this embed please allow the use of Functional Cookies in Cookie Preferences.
The figure means FF16 is roughly in line with Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s launch, which managed around 3.5 million copies in ten days. However, that was on PlayStation 4 which had a far larger installed base than PS5 does now.
The last numbered instalment, Final Fantasy 15, remains the fastest-selling entry with 5 million units shipped and sold digitally back in November 2016. However, this was across multiple platforms.
Final Fantasy 16 was released as a PlayStation 5 exclusive last week, on June 22.
In VGC’s Final Fantasy 16 review, critic Jordan Middler called the action RPG, “an incredible action game with blockbuster visuals and music, but there’s a very real sense that it’s missing some of the series’ RPG identity at its core.”
“To play this as a straightforward action game with little deviation is to have an amazing experience, but if at any time you feel inclined to stop and smell the roses of Valisthea, you may be found wanting.”