At launch, Final Fantasy 16 sold over 3 million units worldwide, which isn’t exactly a number to scoff at by any metric, but not long afterward, it emerged that the game’s initial sales hadn’t met “the high end” of Square Enix’s expectations. While that may be true, however, ultimately, it seems the action RPG’s launch sales have still been in line with what the company was hoping for.
That’s as per Square Enix President Takashi Kiryu, who said in a recent fiscal briefing that Final Fantasy 16’s initial sales were “in line” with Square Enix’s expectations, and that the company has several initiatives planned to further increase the game’s sales.
When asked about the game’s performance, Kiryu said, “This achievement was in line with our expectations. To expand sales, we have planned a variety of PR activities and other initiatives to encourage more of the growing PlayStation 5 install base to play the title.”
Earlier this month, Square Enix released a new free update for Final Fantasy 16 that added new outfits and a transmog feature, while plenty more is also in the pipeline. It’s been confirmed that two paid expansions are currently in the works, while a PC version of the action RPG has also officially started development.
Final Fantasy 16 is currently available exclusively on PS5. Read our review of the game through here.