Final Fantasy has topped 180 million unit sales

Square Enix has recently confirmed that the cumulative sales of their esteemed “Final Fantasy” franchise have exceeded a monumental 180 million copies, while the sales of the “Dragon Quest” series have surpassed a considerable 88 million copies.

The latest installment of the “Final Fantasy” franchise, “Final Fantasy XVI“, debuted on June 22, 2023, and managed to accrue sales exceeding 3 million copies within the initial six days post-launch. For a PlayStation 5 exclusive title, such a performance is rather commendable, contributing significantly to the series breaching the 180 million sales milestone.

The forthcoming “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth” is scheduled to grace the PlayStation 5 in early 2024. Rumors suggest that it will be the first dual-disc game for the console, potentially exceeding 150GB, which would likely make it the largest game in terms of storage requirements in console history. Serving as the second part of the “Final Fantasy VII Remake” series narrative, Square Enix promises to deliver a “vast and multifaceted world”, granting players “extensive freedom” to explore the game’s universe, ensuring an immersive experience even for those who have not engaged with the previous “Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade”.

The renowned Japanese IP “Dragon Quest” series had reached 85 million copies in October of the previous year, and in just over six months, it has sold an additional 3 million copies, marking a commendable increase. Its latest title, “Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest – Dai no Daibouken”, is set to launch on September 29 of this year. It will be available on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms, which is anticipated to further propel the sales of the franchise.