Final Fantasy XVI Was the Second Top Downloaded PS5 Game in North America & Europe June 2023

Sony recently revealed the lists of the top downloaded PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR + VR2 games for June 2023. No specific downloaded numbers were provided, but it’s still neat general information to be aware of. Of considerable note is how Final Fantasy XVI was the second yop downloaded PlayStation 5 title in both North America and Europe for the previous month.

Of course, it isn’t too surprising that Final Fantasy XVI would thrive so much during its launch month. Yet, when considering how the only title to top it was the global goliath that is Diablo IV, its success becomes all the more evident.

The rest of the lists aren’t especially noteworthy, though you can check them out via PlayStation Blog.

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.” Moreover, “there will be a “comprehensive support system in place for players who aren’t too confident with action games.”

Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.

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