Final Fantasy XV's first week Japanese sales are in

First week Japanese sales for Final Fantasy XV in, courtesy of of sales performance tracking service Media Create. Beginning launch day (November 29) through December 4, the game managed to shift a total of 694,262 physical units across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PS4 took the lion’s share with 690,471 copies sold while Xbox One sold just 3,791 copies.

These numbers represent a sharp 56% or so drop from the previous single-player mainline entry, Final Fantasy XIII. Back in 2009 on a similar install base, FFXIII sold 1,501,964 copies during its first few days on sale.

Final Fantasy XV‘s numbers place it at the lowest single-player debut since Final Fantasy V‘s Super Famicom release in 1992. Unless something drastic happens, the game seems likely to have the lowest life to date sales in Japan since Final Fantasy II (760,000 units).

Recently, Square Enix announced they’d reached 5 million units in both combined physical shipments and digital sales making Final Fantasy XV the fastest-selling game in the history of the series. This morning the company revealed a full roadmap detailing a number of free updates focusing on cutscene additions, playable characters and other quality of life features.

Via: Famitsu, NeoGAF.

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