Today the UK-based statistics firm GfK published its weekly sales charts for boxed games in the country, and inevitably, Final Fantasy XVI has conquered the peak.
The charts for the week that ended on June 24, shared via Gamespress, see the latest chapter of the Final Fantasy franchise push the previous dominant, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, down to second place. Sega's Sonic Orgins Plus grabbed a flattering third place in only two days of sales.
You can see the all-formats chart below.
Of course, Final Fantasy XVI also dominated the PS5-dedicated chart, with God of War: Ragnarok holding onto second place, while the reign of F1 23 ended as it slid from first to fourth place.
Looking at the Xbox Series X|S chart, Diablo IV climbs from second to first place, trading places with F1 23.
Lastly, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom keeps the top in the chart dedicated to the Nintendo Switch, followed by the immortal Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Sonic Origins Plus.
It'll certainly be interesting to see if Final Fantasy XVI will have staying power, but so far, so good.
Final Fantasy XVI is currently available exclusively for PS5 and you can read our enthusiastic review in which our Andrew Stretch defined the game as "everything he could have hoped for and more" and "a deep story and fully fleshed out world that you'll want to be protecting."
A PC version has also been confirmed by Yoshida-san himself, but Square Enix will need time to optimize the game for the platform, so we don't yet know when it'll launch. You can also read our interview with Yoshida-san and art director Hiroshi Minagawa.
Recently, we learned that PlatinumGames and the Kingdom Hearts team at Square Enix helped out with development. We also saw the release of a lovely trailer focused on the theme song by Kenshi Yonezu.