• Final Fantasy Monthly Sales Data

    A NeoGaf user by the name of Square2015 released some data concerning the sales of each Final Fantasy game. This data focuses specifically on first month sales on the mainline entries barring the original two, and a few spinoffs. Notably, Final Fantasy XII, XIII, and XV rounded out the top three spots with Final Fantasy Tactics selling the least with only 49,000 in its first month. This data can show how much the market has changed over time and what points in time in the series had the most hype surrounding them. You can check out the list below.

    Mainline Series

    FFIII Oct 1994:
    #5 77,000 (2 wks)

    FFVII Sep 1997:
    #1 494,000 (4 wks)

    FFVIII Sep 1999:
    #1 579,000 (4 wks)

    FFIX Nov 2000:
    #2 331,000 (2 wks)

    FFX Dec 2001:
    #2 747,000 (3 wks)

    FFX-2 Nov 2003:
    #3 403,000 (2 wks)

    FFXI Online [w/ PS2 HDD] Mar 2004:
    #8 115,000 (2 wks)

    FFXII Nov 2006:
    #2 896,000 (4 wks)

    FFXIII Mar 2010:
    #1 1,322,000 (4 wks)

    FFXIII-2 Feb 2012:
    355,000* (4 wks)

    FFXIII-LR Feb 2014:
    165,000* (3 wks)

    FFXIV-ARR Aug 2013:
    #9 >115,000** (3 wks)

    FFXV Dec 2016:
    #2 1,573,000 (5 wks)



    Spinoffs

    FF Tactics Jan 1998:
    #20 49,000 (1 wk)

    FF Tactics Advance Sep 2003:
    #2 203,000 (4 wks)

    FF Crystal Chronicles Feb 2004:
    #1 243,000 (3 wks)

    FFVII -Crisis Core- Mar 2008:
    #6 302,000 (2 wks)

    FF Dissidia Aug 2009:
    #7 130,000 (1 wk)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Final Fantasy Monthly Sales Data started by Depression Moon View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Squall Leonhart Loire's Avatar
      Squall Leonhart Loire -
      VIII is the best selling FF game in Japan, I hope you guys know that.
    1. Fox's Avatar
      Fox -
      Oh my god I got SUPER confused reading that list because I mistook "#X" for the first part of the number. It doesn't even seem too implausible until you get to FF Tactics and think "wait a minute did that really sell 20 million in a week?"
    1. FinalxxSin's Avatar
      FinalxxSin -
      Since Japan is probably no longer going to be a primary support for mainline FF games as they have gone more mobile, I can see future titles leaning more toward western audiences.
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