Final Fantasy XV came out back in November 2016 and the game became a worldwide success. The game’s total worldwide shipments have grown and Square Enix is hoping the game’s popularity rises with its release on the PC later this year.
Final Fantasy XV’s director, Hajime Tabata, revealed more about the game’s recent success during an interview with 4Gamer (via Siliconera). Previous shipments of the game were at over 6 million copies on both PS4 and Xbox One but this number has now grown to over 7 million copies worldwide.
To put this into perspective, the game is on the upper echelon of top selling Final Fantasy games. The best selling game of the franchise still remains to be Final Fantasy VII shipping over 12 million units worldwide. Final Fantasy XIV comes next selling close to 11 million units while Final Fantasy X is at a respectable 10.5 million units.
Final Fantasy XV’s 7 million is close to the 7.7 million units sold for Final Fantasy XIII and the 7.1 million units sold for Final Fantasy XII. However, Square Enix is hoping the fifteenth game can get even more sales once the PC version hits as well as the pocket edition too.
Square Enix is hoping the PC version of FFXV can sell/ship close to 2 million units with an end goal of the game shipping 10 million units worldwide. This is doable since FFXV was more well received than the entire XIII trilogy. Not to mention releasing the FF franchise on PC has helped grow the series’ popularity outside of just console platforms.