Despite recent reports, initial sales of Final Fantasy XVI were in line with Square Enix’s expectations according to the company’s latest financials report. The company has planned “a variety of PR activities” and incentives in order to help sales grow even further.
Earlier this month, Final Fantasy XVI received a major update that allows players to easily change in-game weapon skins. The 1.10 update also includes alternate outfits for Clive, Jill, Torgal, Ambrosia, and Joshua. Several changes and adjustments were made to improve the overall player experience in Final Fantasy XVI, and more content is on the way as Square Enix attempts to encourage more PlayStation 5 gamers to try out the new RPG.
Final Fantasy XVI Sales Meet Expectations
In a new financials report Q&A for the first quarter of fiscal year 3/2024, Square Enix president and representative director Takashi Kiryu confirms that initial sales of Final Fantasy XVI met Square Enix’s expectations. The company plans on introduces various PR activities and initiatives to encourage more players to try the game on PS5.
Here’s the excerpt, via Square Enix:
Q: Initial sales of Final Fantasy XVI were three million units. How did that compare to your expectations, and how do you plan to expand sales going forward?
A: This achievement was in line with our expectations. To expand sales, we have planned a variety of PR activities and other initiatives to encourage more of the growing PlayStation 5 installed base to play the title.
Two paid DLC installments for Final Fantasy XVI are currently in development. The DLC will allow players to explore more aspects of Valisthea, but producer Naoki Yoshida did not elaborate further. Moreover, the producer confirms that development of the Final Fantasy XVI PC port is underway. Yoshi-P hopes to share more information about the DLC and the PC port before the end of 2023.
Lastly, Final Fantasy XVI is available now for PlayStation 5 worldwide.