Final Fantasy XV was a game that had been in developmental hell for years, and some believed it would never come out. After a couple of delays, though, Final Fantasy XV was finally released in November to universal acclaim. Considering the long developmental process, many wondered how much it would need to sell in order for the game to be profitable. DualShockers recently spoke with Director Hajime Tabata during a visit to the Business Division 2 development floor in Tokyo and asked him that very question. According to Tabata, Final Fantasy XV broke even in sales on day one when it launched in November.
Day one shipments of
Final Fantasy XV were almost 5 million copies, making it the fastest selling Final Fantasy game in franchise history. By January, sales for Final Fantasy XV had grown to over six million copies, making it safe to assume that the game has been profitable for Square Enix. Most of Final Fantasy XV‘s staff is still hard at work on free and paid DLC, so it’s good to see the staff have some stable pay.
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