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Final Fantasy XV fourth week Japanese sales figures By Erren Van Duine on December 30, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Final Fantasy XV‘s fourth week Japanese sales are in, representing Media Create’s reporting period covering December 19 through December 25. According to the latest figures, Final Fantasy XV sold through a further 39,438 units on PlayStation 4. These numbers represent a drop of 11% over the previous week, bringing the game’s total sales on up to 854,041 physical units.

Once again, Famitsu’s report paints a slightly different story. Last week, Final Fantasy XV managed to shift 35,168 units on PS4 for a total of 860,127 since launch. By Famitsu’s figures, the game only dropped 2% over the previous week, helped in part by strong holiday sales.

With the holidays on their way out, however, the game still has a little ways to go to reach its original shipment reported at one million units in the region. Note these numbers don’t include digital copies or the Xbox One version, which has fallen out of both lists after moving 3,791 copies its first week.

Via: NeoGAF.

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  • SNK

    Japan’s situation is indeed horrible. Final Fantasy XV sold more than double of Metal Gear Solid V (which is the second best selling game in Japan) and still hasn’t reached 1m.

    https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/software-by-platform/playstation-4

  • radvibes

    That’s because that region knows that this game is an incomplete mess that has supposedly been in development for “10 Years”. I myself have played through the game and have to rate this as one of the lowest scoring FF games to date.

  • AzazelSC

    It will, eventually. Is a great game but Japan is turning more and more into mobile gaming, consoles will eventually disappear in the region.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I think you are very well aware that the low sales problems are bigger that XV itself.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Will they? I mean even Xbox, who is hardly selling anything in Japan, is still there.

  • AzazelSC

    I didn’t mean like, console manufacturers will no longer release consoles in Japan, more like costumers won’t care, if something Xbone paints the picture of the future of consoles in Japan.

  • Randy Marsh

    You are well aware the console titles are having trouble selling in Japan, yes? The PS4 has BARELY begun to increase is sales in Japan, and it isn’t an amazing number in the sale increase. Have you ever thought as to why there are still companies trying to leech onto the PlayStation 3 still? It’s is mainly because of this reason, they’re aware that the current console generation isn’t selling this time around. Other titles such as Persona 5 and Tales of Berseria, have sold very lukewarm on the PS4. Even minor popular niche titles in Japan have struggled also, barely being able to rich the mid 20k line. This is not a problem with FFXV itself, but the Japanese becoming more disconnected with home consoles. The only way I can agree it would be an FFXV problem is if the entire Japanese market migrated to solely Amazon shopping…which ha, yeah sure.

    Anyways, educating yourself on markets across the seas. Not hard. Takes a good couple of days, but you’ll get there eventually.

  • Yuntu

    Sure. Or … you know … the market has changed. But that would be a ridicolous assumption.

  • Yuntu

    Nah X1 paints the picture for consoles not from japanese companies in Japan. I think the pacing the PS4 is selling at will become standard for a few generations.

  • AzazelSC

    But what’s a console with no games selling games, 2016 had zero Platinum games, just gold, tops. Next year FFXV is gonna be the only Platinum, obviously, but is FF, and even for such a high profile game, is not doing so well as it should. Idk, I lost trust in that Japanese market, maybe DQ11 will be that final telling, or nail in that coffin.

  • Yuntu

    It is indeed weird that games aren´t following console sales. Almost seems to me like they buy a console when a certain game comes out and then only play that one. Oh and btw. iirc FFXIII was also the first platinum for PS3 back then – so that much hasn´t changed, only that bigger games sell less and we see less of them making the overall situation seem weird. Something also maybe important are oversea/china sales for games which are now higher than ever for localized games – meaning for japanese devs Japan isn´t everything anymore.

  • AzazelSC

    Completely agree with you. Also you raised a valid point, Japan’s market might be going to hell but that doesn’t spell doom on Japanese developers. If something we can see more “openness” from the developers as to trying to appeal to a broader market, since FFXV has been so successful outside of Japan it could mark a start for this “openness” I’m talking about.

  • alef321

    maybe if it was complete , people would bother to buy it.

  • Jesus Christ

    For the XV that Square released, whatever is sold they deserve. I love reading these numbers. They are correct. It will only go downhill from here.

    Save it, I know what you gonna say. Don’t bother. I only accept complaints on Monday morning.

  • Jesus Christ

    Anybody know the real sales figure on digital download?

  • Aulix Indragonz

    i agree
    if it was a complete game with complete map with no scrapping map for condensed story bullshit, i can see the game sells at least twice they’re now

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  • •december

    In real XV news:
    Give the devs all the time they need,
    to give us fans the XV we all deserve:
    Moogle Chocobo Carnival? Sure. Amuse us until the time is right to release
    the already planned Episode Gladiolus, and others, along with the free update patches

  • fish8100

    Have heard a lot of console gaming becoming less and less popular in Japan so the sales are understandable. I hope it does fairly well.

  • RAMIREN

    I don’t want to wish failure upon a game, but when Square-Enix consistently pushes out and ignores the classic JRPG fans that for the best part of 20 years propped the company up, in favour of chasing the WRPG market. Then has the audacity to release a rushed and half baked game only to sell half of it back to us as DLC and fix the other half when it’s convenient for them. Maybe they need the kind of company wide shock to the system, that can only come from abysmal sales.

  • Adventurer

    People expected this abominable mess to sell well? It’s easy to assume that it’s selling badly in the west as well since there has been NO chest beating from SE yet. If it did sell well, SE marketing would be hollering the numbers left and right.

  • Adventurer

    SE has yet to release the sales in the west. If it did sell well in that market as well, there would be some chest beating to boost up sales. Yet there has been NO buzz on how it sold in the west. It’s easy to assume the sales in the west hasn’t been upto SE’s expectation.

    So the problem is not just in Japan. Also the fact that you have to bring up niche franchise like Persona (which never had spectacular sales in the first place) shows while defending FF sales figure shows how bad the numbers are.

  • Adventurer

    What “success” are you talking about? SE has not even released their sales number in the west. If you look at GFK (UK sales), the game is plummeting down the chart each week and is now out of top 15.

  • Ridthysak Serey

    It’s top selling game in of holidays alongside Pokemon so i guess you’re wrong mate!

  • Ridthysak Serey

    And guess what it’s not an abominable mess as u claim 🙂

  • Ridthysak Serey

    Rightttttt

  • Ridthysak Serey

    Just because a company that doesn’t show it sales figures doesn’t mean it’s not selling well look at battlefront EA didn’t say anything about it but guess what it sold over 10million

  • Adventurer

    The total sale numbers for Battlefront was released after less than two months of its release. Secondly, Battlefront stayed strong in western game charts even after its first week. If you look at GFK chart (UK chart), this game is out of top 15 in just a month whilst older games are hanging within top 10, it’s not a good sign. Also, it sold less than 700K copies in the US in its first week (look at the VGchart numbers). So before you start making idiotic comparison, do some research.

  • Adventurer

    Guess what? There hasn’t been any big releases since November except this and Pokemon. Kudos to you for making such an embarrassing distinction. Did you know that this game is triple A, so likely has budget in the triple digits? Ha. Hilarious.

  • Ridthysak Serey

    No big release? You’re kidding right?

  • Ridthysak Serey

    Clearly you’ve been living under a rock mate

  • Ridthysak Serey

    You better start doing research yourself dumbass! Battlefront didn’t sell well until the release of force awakens clearly you haven’t following battlefront like i do! It seems you just ffxv so much u want the game to fail! Sold less than 700k in the US? Oh please!!!!

  • Adventurer

    SFA was released in late December, EA released Battlefront sales number of 12mil+ just about a week after SFA’s release. Hence making the game’s life span just about a month and 2 weeks. And your point being? Battlefront didn’t sell well before SFA, so they were only able to release the sales figure after SFA? Hilarious, because you just proved my point.

    Did you read? Less than 700K in ITS FIRST WEEK in the US. Again. Do some research before acting like an idiot. Also stop making chained replies. It’s annoying.

  • This is Japan figures. The game sold 5 million copies on its first day, setting an industry record for Square Enix. It is probably reaching 10 million worldwide right now

  • Adventurer

    Shipped 5 million copies on its first day. Not sold. Shipping does not equal sales especially for big retailers as they delist lots of product if they don’t sell well.