Final Fantasy XV Survey Possibly Hints at Summer 2016 Release in the Same Window as Persona 5

Square Enix might have just dropped a fairly substantial hint on the release window of Final Fantasy XV. It’s hidden in an extra-long survey, coming with a whopping fifty questions to Japanese fans, basically stopping just short of asking for their three sizes and sleeping habits. Actually, scratch that. There’s a question that gets very close to asking about their sleeping habits.

Funny details on the questions aside, those who resist all the way to question 47, are greeted by a rather interesting dilemma that you can see below.


Here’s a question for those considering to purchase both Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV: If both titles were released at roughly the same time, which one would you prioritize (buying)?

  1. Persona 5
  2. Final Fantasy XV
  3. I’ll buy both

This seems to be a fairly solid hint to the possibility that Square Enix is at least considering to release Final Fantasy XV in the same window as Persona 5, which would be Summer 2016.

The poll also asks gamers that intend to purchase Persona 5 why they are interested in the game, with the following answers:

  1. Because it’s a domestic (Japanese) RPG
  2. Because the world is interesting
  3. Because the characters are interesting
  4. Because I like Atlus games
  5. Because I like the persona series
  6. Because the promotion of the game sparked my interest
  7. Because I heard of the reputation of the game

Of course Square Enix hasn’t made any specific announcements yet, and only hinted to the possibility of disclosing the release date in March (which would fit a release in the summer), so we should consider this a rumor for now, and take it with the customary pinch of salt.

That said, it’s definitely intriguing, considering that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was also released in the summer.

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  • gundam-meowth

    Both. BOTH.

    • Davis Arend

      Obviously both, but why would they do that!!

    • MegaRay

      Playing 2 JRPGs in the same time is suicidal.

      • gundam-meowth

        I welcome death with open arms 😉
        Totally forgot about work though. slight wrench in plans.

      • WTGHookshot

        Then I guess playing 5 JRPGs at once like I do is genocidal.

      • Stranger On The Road

        oh, I’ll buy them both, plus other, and just add them to my backlog. Although, I’ll most likely play FFXV as soon as it arrives since I’ve been hyped for it for a long and liked the demo 🙂

        • gundam-meowth

          Haha I can’t live with too big of a backlog, kudos to you 😛 I’ll probably play P5 first if it’s same-day release, but I don’t think they will (please don’t. please). Give me a week, just need a week at least xD Though I am waiting to see what the special editions are. Gonna have to decide between just downloading or going through importing pain 😉

          • Stranger On The Road

            I intend to import FFXV using express mail since the normal post takes upto 2 weeks for me, the shipping cost will almost be the same price as the game, but I really really REALLY want to play it as soon as I can 🙂

      • Eiyuuou

        Oh, really..?

        • Charmchar

          Said Persona 5 🙂

          • Eiyuuou

            P5 and FFXV are both my most anticipated games of 2016!

        • OtakuDom


        • Masato Indou

          well said…

          getting both 😀

      • Unretributed

        Well I’m not dead yet XD

        I’m playing atleast 9 different JRPGs right now.

        • MegaRay

          Ok, tell me when you finish all 9 of them. Dont worry I wont hold my breath, by the time you do, ill be playing Noctic Returns: FF XV

          • Unretributed

            Hmmm, I’ll probably have them all finished by February and will have picked up 3 more buy then.

            I’m curious as to how you will be playing the 2nd sequel of Final Fantasy XV before the first one even comes out.

          • MegaRay

            Ok ill be waiting for your reply once you finish them all. You will most likely find me in an article b*tching how FF XV is better than Noctic’s Return 😛

      • Nasrul E-yo

        oh dont worry, im already dying to play both of them 😛

  • tom

    SQUARE ENIX vs SEG ATLUS, FFXV vs Persona 5, Interesting we’ll see it this biggest match:):)

  • MegaRay

    If FF XV and Persona 5 both released the same day in the west, ill be getting Persona 5. So i hope SE is smart enough to not release it the same day/month.

    • Stranger On The Road

      sooo… does that mean you will never buy FFXV? or you will just delay your purchase of FFXV, in which, no harm done!

      • MegaRay

        Ill delay my purchase until a price drop.

        I did the same thing when SE released DQ heroes the same day as Tales of Zestiria, I delayed my purchase of DQ heroes.

    • vishmarx

      yeah i kinda doubt that. hardcore fans/ff haters will buy persona before ff maybe. but ffxv will murder it in sales.
      id be more worried if i was atlus and ffxv released the same day as my biggest game ever.

      • MegaRay

        Yeah, I think you’re right. Even tho I have a feeling P5 will be a better game, there’s no deny that FF XV will have more appeal, specially for those who’re not into anime looking games.

  • Orga Itsuka

    Persona 5

  • Abe

    Thats easy, both. But I gotta say, I don’t know what I would play first.

  • Doge-With-It

    3. both ofc….why is that even a question? xD

  • Kaetsu

    I’d buy both but I feel like Persona 5 would take priority. Either way it won’t be an issue for the west since we will probably get Persona in the fall while FFXV has a worldwide release.

    • vishmarx

      i dont even feel like persona is close to being done….for some reason.

    • Nick Greeley

      Atlus confirmed a good while back that P5 is aimed to have a (or close to) simultaneous release worldwide, as well.

    • Jab__661

      Both games are suppose to release in the US the same day they do in Japan.

  • vishmarx

    both obv.
    too few big jrpgs in the world to be skipping on one.

  • highsky00

    The survey is hilarious ,i hear it also asks about your parent’s occupation lol .Back to the question ,I will buy them both and i’ll play FFXV first .The battle of these two in next year summer is going to be awesome .

  • MrTouchyMan

    Well well… feeling a little bit Curious are we SquareEnix??

    if you ask me what to get Definietly Persona 5 First..
    *see this guy’s avatar*

  • majestix1988

    on Westerned Side most likely Fall for Persona 5 and Winter for FF15[chances could be same season[

    • Lahm

      FFXV is getting a world wide release so no waiting after release in Japan

    • Juan

      and Atlus said that at least for America, its coming out really close to Japanese release, if not, then same day release

  • mooshroom

    FFXV. Because I’m on a budget and Persona doesn’t really interest me.

    • Arapahoe

      I’m with u on this

  • Charmchar

    Damn, looks like I’m going to be eating Ramen a lot this summer.

  • WiLD

    If I had to answer that question … I would have said Persona 5 , no doubt.
    But pity that in Europe P5 will be released in 2017 (maybe) So the dilemma does not arise…

  • Noctis Caelum

    Definitely FF XV.
    But what is Persona all about?
    Really didn’t cought my attation yet.

  • Bmax

    It will be FFXV for me. Still have Persona 4 Golden on my Vita back log.

    • Juan

      Do yourself a favor and play it. I’m gonna get both but yeah i’m excited for FFXV as well, have been since TGS 2014 but Persona 5 is top for me, just by a tiny bit

  • Bobby Jennings/Godless

    Both of them definitely.

  • criperro

    I’ll buy both, BUT it will be both Collector’s Edition!

  • AmyStarling

    I can’t wait for Persona 5,such a lovely series.

  • articuzwolf

    Persona, definitely…will buy FFXV if the review and word of mouth are positive

  • Kors

    3. Both

  • Michael Hawj

    how much percent does FFXV development before it have gone gold ?

    • Juan

      its close, its in beta phase

  • Promotheus

    I still need to play Persona 4, i want to play Golden but i dont want to buy a next Vita just for one game.

    • Stranger On The Road

      I believe the original PS2 version is available on PSN. That said, there are plenty of good games to enjoy on the Vita, many of which didn’t make it to either the PS3 or PS4. And if P4G is compatible with the PSTV, then the PSTV is cheaper than some games!

      any way, I’m told that each numbered game is independent of the others, so you can start with 5.

      • Promotheus

        Yeah i know but i heard Golden is the definitive edition of Persona 4(more content, updated graphics etc). Most of the good games on the Vita i already played a few years ago(like Gravity Rush/Tearaway), but i ending up losing mines around 2 years ago. I only recently got into Persona with three and fell in love with the game. I only wish i played three back when i had my Vita so i could get Golden.

        Yeah i know but i still want to play 4, im hoping Sony may release P4 golden on the PSN or ill just have to give in and get a used Vita.

    • darkfire998

      Try to find Playstation TV then, it should be really cheap (in my country it’s almost 4 times cheaper than a Vita, it costs around 40 dollars here lol)

  • Arapahoe

    Final fantasy 15 because I’ve never played a persona game

  • kenshee

    I’d buy both, play ff XV right away and have persona 5 sit on top of my huge pile of other games it has beaten, known as the overlord of my backlog.

  • Carlo

    RIP my wallet. As much crap as I give FF15 for 1, being delayed so much 2. having only 1 playable character 3. limited “party” members to 4. I know damn well I’m going to buy it just because its FF. Its a love hate relationship with SE. But damnit I just love their games so much

  • PerkyStep


  • !!! BOTH !!!

  • darkfire998

    Funny how they didn’t even include Because it’s a turn based RPG as a reason to buy Persona 5 instead of FFXV.

  • If it was square soft asking id say final fantasy but unfortunately I have to say persona 5.

  • themugen

    Both, but I’d play Persona5 first.

  • Jab__661

    I’ll buy both. Glad to know both games will likely be out during the summer. If it were winter 2016, my wallet would die.

  • I’ll be getting both anyway, but if I could only pick one, then it’d be Persona 5. By a lot. Like, there’s not even a question there.

  • OtakuDom

    I’ll get both and alternate between playtime

  • Ilias

    Both of them!!!
    Final Fantasy XV is the biggest production of them
    I think the budget is near 100 million!!!
    Persona 5 is also great but more of a low budget title

  • Rob

    Persona 5.

  • Justin Merithew

    My top 3 games for next year are P5, Dark Souls 3, and FFXV in that order, but it’s a pretty close race.

  • Greg

    They’re both so disparate their isn’t any real competition between them, People will either buy both or one soon after the other.

    • The Phantom Killer

      You mean Square enix is ( Atlus Never replayed to This, Because they Believe in their Product )

      • Greg

        You need to google what “disparate” means.

        • The Phantom Killer

          I know what “disparate” means and That Square enix at moment dude
          ( bring up their another Franchise Means their “disparate” for sells )

          • Greg

            I can’t tell if your trying to make an esoteric pun between “disparate” and “desperate” or are just dumb.

          • The Phantom Killer

            I can’t tell if you even Know what disparate Means in This scenario
            ( or if your a Dumbass )

          • Greg

            I’m seeing a lot of weird capitalization, grammar, and punctuation mistakes, are you a non native speaker?

  • Astrolightning00

    Persona 5
    Because I like the persona series
    Because the characters are interesting
    Because the world is interesting
    Because I like Atlus games

  • Sean Ryan

    How about neither? I’d infinitely rather prefer a legitimate Final
    Fantasy Tactics 2. Difficult with the some serious atmosphere and story
    as the original. A deep and impactful storyline with characters I care
    about. And for god’s sake no rosey cheeks! Was the original a story
    about snowball fights and escapism? No! It was about murder,
    conspiracy plots to overthrow the corrupt royalty. It hinted at rape, a
    father killing his own son. It was a serious game that did not insult
    the players by suggesting we needed reality and entertainment
    BABYPROOFED for us. Game of Thrones is one of the most beloved series
    on the planet right now. It’s not because we’re violence greedy
    psychopaths, but because we like depth and a robust and twisted

    • The Phantom Killer

      That Sounds Like The Persona series with serious atmosphere ( i.e Killing and rape,racism ) and story original. A deep and impactful story line with murder, conspiracy violence greedy
      psychopaths ( Sounds Like you will Like it ) see for yourself

  • KnifeAndFork

    Sounds so stupid lol

  • Zeref Dragneel

    ALL OF THEM!! All the jrpgs will be MINE!!!!

  • PixelOmen

    Easy, both. Though I’d probably check out FFXV first.

  • Zenobia Joyner

    i will get final fantasy xv 🙂

  • Zenobia Joyner

    i will get final fantasy xv because i’m obsessed with my avatar 🙂

  • That would be awesome indeed.

  • Masato Indou

    Both! and IF by some freak chance they release the FF7 remake with them.. ALL THREE!!! 😀

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    I am getting FFXV. Waited for a good final fantasy game a long time.

  • MildManneredReporter

    Gonna buy both but if I had to pick with a gun to my head it would be persona without a doubt. If I haven’t played 15 I would be cautious because of how terrible 13 was but the demo eased some worry.