Final Fantasy 16’s Physical Launch Sales in the UK Are 74% Lower Than Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy 16’s Physical Launch Sales in the UK Are 74% Lower Than Final Fantasy 15

The long-awaited Ultimate Fantasy 16 launched worldwide final week, and it has been met with near-universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike within the fast aftermath of its launch- although how is it acting from a business perspective? We’re going to have to attend some time earlier than we get a correct reply to that query, however the place its preliminary bodily gross sales within the UK are involved, the motion RPG hasn’t had the largest launch.

That’s as per GamesIndustry’s Christopher Dring, who just lately took to Twitter to disclose that although Ultimate Fantasy 16 has debuted on high of the weekly UK bodily charts (as per information offered by the Gfk), its bodily launch gross sales are nonetheless 74% decrease than these of its predecessor, Ultimate Fantasy 15.

There are, after all, a couple of caveats to notice right here, chief amongst them being the truth that the share of digital gross sales for video games has elevated considerably since FF15’s 2016 launch, which implies we received’t have a full image of precisely how Ultimate Fantasy 16 has fared upon launch till data on its preliminary digital gross sales has additionally grow to be out there. It’s additionally price noting that whereas Ultimate Fantasy 15 launched as a multiplatform title, its successor is offered solely on the PS5.

Moreover, Dring additionally notes that despite its decrease numbers, Ultimate Fantasy 16 has nonetheless had an even bigger bodily launch within the UK than the likes of Lifeless Island 2 and Diablo 4, each of that are video games which have seen spectacular gross sales when digital is included.

Previous to Ultimate Fantasy 16’s launch, it was claimed in stories that Sq. Enix was “panicking barely” over the motion RPG’s pre-order numbers, which have been monitoring behind Ultimate Fantasy 15, prompting the writer to kick off advertising for the upcoming Ultimate Fantasy 7 Rebirth sooner than it had initially deliberate.

In our evaluation of Ultimate Fantasy 16, we awarded it a rating of 10/10, saying, “Ultimate Fantasy 16 isn’t only a stellar online game with attractive graphics and unbelievable fight. It’s additionally an emotionally participating expertise and absolutely the peak of the whole lot the collection stands for.” Learn the total evaluation via right here.

Keep tuned for the total weekly UK retail charts.

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