Final Fantasy XVI Shipments Reach 3 Million In Under A Week

Published: June 28, 2023 8:27 AM /


Clive looking moody in key art for Final Fantasy XVI

The latest installment in the long-running Final Fantasy series launched on June 22nd, and it's already managed to rack up a pretty impressive number of shipments. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XVI shipments have topped 3 million since the game's release last week.

On Twitter, Square Enix says it's "delighted" to announce the shipment milestone and also thanks dedicated Final Fantasy fans for their support. Given that Final Fantasy XVI topped UK boxed sales charts during the week of its release, the sales figure probably shouldn't come as a big surprise, but it's still a pretty big achievement for a console exclusive.

This figure isn't quite on the same level as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's astonishing 10 million sales within 3 days, but given Final Fantasy's status as a slightly more niche series than Zelda (albeit still hugely popular in the mainstream), that's to be expected. Look forward to Final Fantasy XVI continuing to dominate the charts in the future.

A young Clive standing next to Ambrosia the chocobo in Final Fantasy XVI
Clive and Ambrosia would like to thank their fans for Final Fantasy XVI's success.

If you've somehow managed to avoid everything to do with Final Fantasy XVI, it's the sixteenth mainline installment in the Final Fantasy series. Forgoing many of the franchise's RPG trappings for a more streamlined action approach, XVI tells the story of Clive Rosfield, who must uncover the truth behind the destruction of his kingdom and a mysterious malady known as the Blight.

Final Fantasy XVI is headed up by Naoki Yoshida, who's also the producer on the critically-acclaimed MMO Final Fantasy XIV. Indeed, Yoshida, also known as Yoshi-P, has teased a potential collaboration between the two games in the future, so make sure to stay tuned for any further news on that, whatever form it may take. In the meantime, Final Fantasy XVI is available to buy right now on PS5, and you can check out our guides for Clive's adventure to help get you started as well.


Have a tip, or want to point out something we missed? e-mail us at [email protected] or join us on Discord!


More Info About This Game
Learn more about Final Fantasy XVI
Game Page Final Fantasy XVI
Square Enix
Square Enix
PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)