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Despite all the ire of legions of Final Fantasy purists towards the blasphemous title, Final Fantasy XV has managed to become the fastest selling entry in the franchise ever, a feat that will likely be regarded as a resounding revival of the series (by some at least).

Square Enix touted that the action RPG secured 5 million purchases by way of both unit shipments and digital sales, additionally breaking the record for the most day one digital sales in Japan and likely causing the game’s haters to angrily criticize the tastes of the general public.

Final Fantasy XV was also the first game in the series to get a simultaneous worldwide release, a factor that must have contributed toward its impressive sales performance.

Given Square Enix’s recent fondness for micro-transactions, it likely will not be long before they attempt to capitalize on these sales numbers by introducing overpriced DLC…

Fans can get in on the Final Fantasy XV hype now for the PS4 and Xbox One.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 03/12/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The amazing power of Marketing never fails to impress.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, more and more people game every year.
    and the game has been getting good reviews and player base is pleased.

    So no wonder it is selling well.

    This isn't the massive fail sancom users were hoping for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The sad thing is many of the reviews read poorer than the 8-9 scores being given out at the conclusion, but because the average person is more concerned about that number than the review, it looks like a game to buy. So I'm not surprised it's selling well. They dumped a mountain of money into marketing it and it's a visually impressive game. Combined with the review numbers that seem to be ignoring most of the flaws it's bound to sell well. The question will be if anyone turns out for the next one after they see how much of a wreck the story is, or if a pretty Skyrim-esque wandering around and fighting game is enough to sell a JRPG now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 04/12/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    A friend has it, is not a Final fantasy
    Is more like a boring skyrim
    Sooo many annoying stuff to do basic commands
    But well its their money....

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 03/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Who else thinks the sales spiked because ots of fujoshis now were interested in the franchise?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Realistically? That's not a bad thing. And not because of 'fujoshi' but because of girl gamers in general. Just because a few are idiots just like guys are idiots doesn't mean they don't like some eye candy like we do. The thing is the writing and characters just have to be good and natural, this is true for any character male or female for it to be a good story/setting.

    So this being a bro-trip isn't bad at all. Granted I truly like when there's a balanced cast because it leads to more interesting situations, but at the same time all they have to do is write well with what they have and it won't be simply written off as bait.

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    Comment by Riiku

    Well, what if... what if... the game actually good? Naaah, that can't be true, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 04/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.8)

    If this were Squaresoft from 20 years ago, I might be happy about this.. The modern Square Enix is a hollow shell of itself, obsessed with cutscenes and mass market appeal and dumbed down gameplay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:33 03/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The last good FF was X after that the The franchise died to me at least.

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    Comment by Calahan
    00:01 04/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Same here.

    My opinion on when the series peaked has tended to move back and forth over the years, but my opinion that the series showed a marked decline after FF X hasn't changed from the first moment I played FF XII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I agree X was my favorite but XII was a great title too I look forward to its remaster next year.

    AND despite its abhorrent release, XIV has become a fantastic MMO they worked hard Ed to redeem that one

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 06/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'd have to see XII's story, because the gameplay was HORRID. A huge stepback from what they had achieved. It's like playing the first Parasite Eve all over again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Long time player of FF14, people should at elast try to play every class to cap level, if you dare.

    So much content, and the fun events, the community is great too.

    FF12 was good, the plot was interesting, half teh characters sucked liek in most FF games.

    My personal best is FFVI, followed by FFVII (Which they are in the process of butchering in the remaster) and then FFIX, X-2, and finally XIV

    The rest, are meh.

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    Comment by Rya

    12 had good gameplay and it looked nice. It felt fresh. But the story and the characters... omg so bad.

    Comment by Anonymous

    nonono FFX wasnt good. FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX was legendary, compared to them FFX was like garbage, just the impressive graphic was good about that game.
    only FFXIII is worse than FFX. i loved FFXII for its awesome battle system and design, i spend many hours doing side quests so there is nothing to complain about that game. But since FFX there was a fear amoung fans, that the FF studio would lose themselfs in making better graphics and cut scenes instead of focus on epic story-based RPGs . i feel like FFXV is an epic RPG again

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    Comment by Calahan
    09:44 06/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.4)

    No, it really wasn't.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:03 04/12/2016 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    You lasted longer than me, then. FF died for me after the very first game. Everything after that was average to garbage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 04/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Can't wait till people realize how shitty the game is.

    I'll be laughing at them with a drink in hand saying "You knew it was shit, you bought it anyways!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 04/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You don't even need to buy the game. If you've played Infamous, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted, Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto, or any T-M17 game released in the past 10 years you've already played FFXV.

    FF used to stand above as the best, now it's just like all the rest. Giant empty landscapes, then hallways for days. 20 hours and you're done, +80 hours of fetch quests. A bunch of 20 year old dudes customizing their car and driving around doing nothing of importance.

    ...Just like real life!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 04/12/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Another "quality" article by some dogshiteating retard

    >5 million sales
    Lies, 5 million SHIPPED of which 48% got sold

    >fastest selling
    Lies, it sold 400k on day one in Japan.
    FF13 sold over a million on day one in Japan.

    >fastest selling digital game
    Lies, they said "fastest selling digital FF game
    Which technically isnt a lie, but FF15 is also the only FF game that was available digitally on day one.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You sound really butthurt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    And the most Weeb+bromance gamer EVER with this jpop boysband 0_o

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Gayfantasy got lots of sales?, it must be because it was released world wide. You cant compare world wide released to previous games because those were not world wide releases

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So, switching genre from "JRPG" to "Boys-band dress-up sim" bears a fruit :)

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    Comment by Riiku
    03:57 06/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "the first game in the series to get a simultaneous worldwide release, a factor that must have contributed toward its impressive sales performance"

    They couldn't figure this out 10 years ago? Why they don't calculate 2+2 and don't release the game worldwide on PS4, Xbox One AND PC for maximum profit? Those stupid publishers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There needs to be a Mega Milk girl edit of her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Had they only balanced more the ratio of genders in player party.
    I'd also contribute to sales digit.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    21:07 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've been binwatching a 10+ hours of this game over at Twitch. I'm extremely impressed by the gameplay, graphics, and design.
    Some people have reservations about the story, but it seems alright to me.

    Can't wait till it comes out on PC. Hopefully they do implement it! :D

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    Comment by Rya

    It's an 8/10 game. Good but not the milestone that they wanted.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:07 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    On an honest scale or on the game journalism scale?

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    Comment by Rya
    01:16 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Objective scale. Of course, if you absolutely hate Noctis&Crew or the slight stupidity of making lots of stuff realistic and then adding extremely unrealistic stuff into it... then you might rate it lower. Suspension of disbelief needs to be at 100% all the time.

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    Comment by WEL
    02:19 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I got a PS4 Pro with FFXV last week and still haven't even touched the game yet. Because from what I've seen on streams and youtube it looks so damn boring and meh. I've been playing lots of Gravity Rush Remastered tho and while still feels like a Vita game it got me hype for the sequel with its unique and innovative gameplay and setting. And the music is so good too, like a Miyazaki movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Combat and gameplay ain't bad, the story on the other hand is extremely poorly executed. Just so many gaps in the story you'd be surprised they let the game out.

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    Comment by kanbanmusume
    01:58 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks stressed. I think she needs milking. p

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how my comment calling out the blatant lies in this article is somehow mysteriously gone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    and then there were no final fucks given from me a 15th time...
    unironically saying.

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    Comment by Manuel
    22:20 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is great news, Final Fantasy it's not dead. You know the amount of good content this game has? It's a lot.

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    Comment by Kite
    21:28 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not Surprised.
    People where famished for a proper and good Final Fantasy game.
    They didn't get it, as FF15 is an FF game mostly in name and Easter eggs, but it's clearly a good game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is weird. There was so much trash on this game before release. Mainly surrounding the fact that it's a bunch of girly boys traveling together in a car.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't worry, it seems to be getting a lot of negative reviews from Japanese players.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess their concerns also split into 50% of people not liking beautiful boys sticking close together, like Thebes gay squad. And 50% aimed at everything else bundled up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Iris and Arenea need to be permanent party members >:/

    Comment by Anonymous

    Enjoying this more than i thought i would. Love the changes made to the combat system compared to when playing the demo.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If they only balanced more the ratio of genders in player party.
    I'd also contribute to sales digit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    nah you need sexsells only if the game actually doesnt offer any good. like tombrider, fuking boring but add some boobs and it will sell. FFXV has lots to offer without any sexsells, but tbh i would love to see that game sexualized :L

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    Comment by Rya

    They said before that they need at LEAST 10 million sales to break even. Good luck with that!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 03/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Actually no. Director said he aimed at selling 10 mil, not that they needed that much to break even. Get your facts straight before posting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I hate word "facts" used on the internet.
    Reason being, it's absolutely overused by SJW.
    And SJW...well..that's a whole story to explain here.

    Comment by Anonymous

    oke final fantasy XIII was a flop, the incredible bad character design and the fact that you could play throught the entire content within 50 hours was a shame to the titel. but speaking of "revival" is fkn exaggerated. ff was never dead beside of ffXII there was Kingdom hearts, FF dissidia, FF type 0 and remakes of FFIII and FFV. to hate on finalfantasy based on the flop of FFXIII is so fkn Exaggerated

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol 50hrs is a long ass time. Why are you bitching when most games won't take you even 10 hrs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    for a classic roleplay game, wich a final fantasy titel should allways be, de facto 50 hours is to short. i can forgive if you can play throught the main story within 50 hours but there should be also side quest and different achivements to make. FFXIII had no content beside of the main story and way to many cut scenes. thats not ok for an RPG and thats not ok for a game, its not suposed to be an interactive movie. lol yea i hate on interactive movies like uncharted. fuk that auto pilot games

    Comment by Anonymous

    10?, try 4, 6 if you suck, nowaday the only games i play are souls series games

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Math must not be your strong point. that's exactly what he said. Below 10. 4 and 6 are below 10, same shit different wording.

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    Comment by Chen-04

    Everything under 60h isn't worth full price. Good games engage you for 1000h+.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ha ha ha that's a croc of shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lolk because everyone has a 1000h+ to invest on each and every "good game" and every game under 60h isn't a good game.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    22:55 06/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Replays are included in the 1000h+. Of course, I realize that the gaming market has shifted from the hardcores to the casuals. My values haven't changed, though. If I pay full price, I expect 60h+ of fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 05/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    needs +1000H of gameplay to be a good game

    >disgaea
    >Pathfinder/D&D

    only things that come close (off the top of my head anyway.)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Plus it wasn't really a flop financially, just vocal haters out-sound those of us who loved it for what it was. Flaws included. Those of us who loved it will also acknowledge it had some weaknesses but still it was a good game. Maybe not great, but a good game. And the trilogy as a whole taking into account everything it covered was a truly epic story which I thoroughly loved by the end even if it didn't go the way I expected.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:55 04/12/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you are for real argue with selling numbers. people would buy the game anyways, millions of fans was hyped to get the day one release. regardless if the game was actually bad, the most just did it to add that titel to ther collection. To make people stop buying the new final fantasy game they would need to bring first 5 bad games in a row. until than ppl just auto grab it




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