Final Fantasy XVI Sales Were In Line With Expectations, Says Square Enix President

Square Enix recently shared their Financial Results Briefing session for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024, detailing the company’s continued efforts with financial growth.

The end of the document, containing a Q&A, revealed that the Final Fantasy XVI sales were in line with their expectations, with PR activities and other initiatives planned to grow the player base.

You can view the quoted question and answer from Square Enix President Takashi Kiryu below:

Q: Initial sales of “FINAL FANTASY XVI” were three million units. How did that compare to your expectations, and how do you plan to expand sales going forward?

A: This achievement was in line with our expectations. To expand sales, we have planned a variety of PR activities and other initiatives to encourage more of the growing PlayStation5 installed base to play the title.

Thanks to Genki for sharing this news.

You can view the full document here.

Final Fantasy XVI is a more action-heavy entry than its predecessors, with a Devil May Cry V designer even taking the helm. Throughout the title, players will control the protagonist, Clive, as he confronts various Dominants, humans who have been cursed with the power to become Eikons.

Clive is the “First Shield of Rosaria,” sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who’s the Dominant of Phoenix. However, following a certain tragedy, Clive swears revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit.

The producer, Naoki Yoshida, describes this game as akin to his experience with the first Final Fantasy, as “playing the lead in an epic motion picture.” The reasoning for this title’s action-oriented approach and more classical fantasy setting was to “appeal to as wide a range of gamers as possible.”

Check out our latest post-launch coverage and our review.

The game was confirmed to receive two paid DLCs and a PC port currently in development.

11 songs from Final Fantasy XVI are joining Theatrhythm Final Bar Line.

Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.

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