Launch Day Sales of Final Fantasy XV Exceed 5 Million Copies Shipped

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Sales of Final Fantasy XV, which was released worldwide on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, exceeded 5 million copies shipped on launch day, according to a press release from Square-Enix. This included shipped and digital downloads of the game from all available platforms. I guess after a 10-year wait that everyone was pretty eager to get their hands on the game.

Originally beginning development as Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006, the game spent a decade in development, with Square-Enix officially announcing the name change at E3 in 2013. Critical response so far has been positive; the game’s current Metacritic score is 84. We’ll have our own review later this month.

Final Fantasy XV is available now for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Since upgrading from an Atari 2600 to an NES on his seventh birthday, Aaron grew up on old school platformers and classic PC point and click adventure games. He once declared that Shovel Knight will always be his pick for Game Of The Year no matter what year it is, and managed to collect all 721 Pokémon just before Generation VII began. Aaron joined The Outerhaven in 2016 after watching Keith grow the site from a small startup into a resource for all things related to gaming and nerd culture, and hopes to contribute reviews and cover news and events. An IT professional for over a decade, he freelances design, video editing, and illustration when he isn't playing a few rounds of Overwatch, running strikes in Destiny, or out catching a Rifftrax Live! event.