Final Fantasy 15 sold through the lion’s share of copies on the PlayStation 4 following its debut last week, according to data obtained by GfK Chart-Track.
Final Fantasy PS4 sales go through the roof
To be more specific, almost four in every five copies of the JRPG sold in the U.K. last week were on Sony’s flagship console, with the PS4 version accounting for 79 percent of physical sales of Final Fantasy 15 at launch. By comparison, the Xbox One edition scooped just 21 percent of all copies sold.
As a result of the game’s success on PS4, Final Fantasy 15 became the best-selling videogame on Sony’s current-generation machine last week. For Xbox One, the title only managed sixth place behind Forza Horizon 3, FIFA 17, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, and Battlefield 1.
PSU reported yesterday that Final Fantasy 15 debuted at no.2 on the U.K. All Format Chart, becoming the second-fastest selling game in the series behind 2010’s Final Fantasy XIII. Given that Final Fantasy has a long-standing history with the PlayStation brand, it’s perhaps not surprising to see this latest series installment perform so well on the PS4.
Final Fantasy 15 was originally announced back at E3 2006 as the PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which was then part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series of games that formed the FFXIII mythos. However, after sporadic updates on the game over the next few years, Square Enix later scrapped Versus XIII back in 2012 when it was around 25 percent complete, deciding instead to revamp the project for current-gen consoles as FF15.
Unlike previous games in the series, Final Fantasy 15 is more action-oriented in terms of combat, doffing its cap to the likes of Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy Type-0 rather than the classic games of old. Nonetheless, the return of an open-world setting is a welcome throwback, allowing for plenty of exploration and side quests.
Stay tuned for our Final Fantasy 15 review.