Final Fantasy XV Debuts With Almost 700,000 Copies Sold in Japan; PS4 Soars on Media Create Charts

on December 7, 2016 8:45 AM

It’s Wednesday, which means Media Create just released its figures indicating the performance of the Japanese market last week. This time around is a rather special one, because we find out the performance of Final Fantasy XV.

Below you can read the full software chart:

  1. Final Fantasy XV (Including Limited Edition) – PS4 – 690, 471/New
  2. Pokémon Sun and Moon – 3DS – 223, 051/2, 189, 345
  3. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS – 162, 180/New
  4. Watch_Dogs 2 – PS4 – 39, 965/New
  5. All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution – 3DS – 23, 308/New
  6. SD Gundam: G Generation Genesis – PS Vita– 10, 112/98, 436
  7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS – 9, 910/26, 827
  8. SD Gundam: G Generation Genesis – PS4– 8,500/96, 069
  9. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 8,028/933, 983
  10. Mario Party: Star Rush – 3DS – 7,859/78,084
  11. Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters – 3DS – 7,255/New
  12. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Wii U – 6,931/189, 150
  13. Kirby: Planet Robobot – 3DS – 5,011/478, 487
  14. Sengoku Musou: Sanada Maru – PS4 – 4,877/31,559
  15. Battlefield 1 – PS4 – 4,869/214, 373
  16. Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu – 3DS – 4,626/81, 344
  17. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – PS4 – 4,403/153, 863
  18. Beyblade Burst – 3DS – 3,895/29, 867
  19. Final Fantasy XV (Including Limited Edition) – Xbox One  – 3,791/New
  20. Splatoon – Wii U –  3,714/1,501,713

The hardware chart is as follows:

  1. PS4: 110, 318
  2. New 3 DS XL: 53, 414
  3. PS Vita: 20, 141
  4. 2DS: 17,623
  5. PS4 Pro: 8,032
  6. New 3DS: 7,432
  7. Wii U:4,718
  8. PS3: 704
  9. 3DS: 368
  10. Xbox One: 256
  11. 3DS XL: 92

Final Fantasy XV debuted with solid numbers considering the installed base and nowadays’ prominence of digital sales (which Media Create does not count), and it kind of performed a small miracle, bringing another Xbox One game to the top-20 after a long period of absence. The game also pushed PS4 sales to one of the console’s best weeks ever, while Ps4 Pro sales keep being sluggish, actually slightly dropping week-on-week.

Pokémon Sun and Moon continues with strong sales, surpassing two million copies sold, while Super Mario Maker for 3DS and Watch_Dogs 2 for PS4 show decent debuts.

Final Fantasy XV shipped Five million units worldwide in its first day, and quite obviously a nice chunk of those went to Japan. It’ll be interesting to see how it’ll perform in North America when the NPD charts will be released later this month.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.