Final Fantasy Franchise Sales Reach 180 Million Units Worldwide

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Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise sales have hit a record high of 180 million, according to a recent announcement from a collaboration with a Japanese theatre group. The franchise had just introduced its latest entry, Final Fantasy 16, to the series last June 22.

Here’s the full statement translated into English via DeepL:

The legendary “FINAL FANTASY” role-playing game series has shipped and downloaded more than 180 million copies worldwide since the first title was released in 1987. With its beautiful graphics, unique worldview, and rich storyline, the series has captivated people not only in Japan but around the world, and has expanded beyond the boundaries of video games to include TV dramas, movies, Kabuki, and various other media mixes. The latest title in the series, “FINAL FANTASY XVI,” which was released in June 2023 and has been creating a huge sensation around the world, will be performed at the Takarazuka Revue. The collaboration between Takarazuka Revue and FINAL FANTASY will create an innovative musical work.

To put the sales number into perspective, GTA V had recently reached 180 million units sold worldwide last March. While that’s one game compared to an entire franchise of titles, 180 million copies in and of itself is a massive milestone, even for a large game developer and publisher such as Square Enix.

As for the game’s latest entry, Final Fantasy 16, go read our review to see why it’s one of the best games in the franchise.

Source: Takarazuka Revue

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2 months ago

180 million units worldwide very impressive milestone and accomplishment, hopefully they remake Final Fantasy 9.

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