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Final Fantasy XV News: Simultaneous Launch Makes It The Fastest Selling Game In Franchise History; FFXV Sales 5M In One Day

First Posted: Dec 02, 2016 05:04 AM EST
Barely a week from its release, Final Fantasy 15 is now dubbed as the fastest selling game in franchise history.
Barely a week from its release, Final Fantasy 15 is now dubbed as the fastest selling game in franchise history.
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The much awaited RPG for 2016 that resembled its protagonists as a boyband collective has reached 5 million copies sold during launch day. An amazing sales report for Square Enix as it sets the title's record for fastest selling game for the whole Final Fantasy Franchise.

Square Enix has declared its success on sales with their official announcement that the game has qualified as its Final Fantasy franchise's fastest selling game. This is most probably because it is their first game that launched simultaneously worldwide. The story may have been different if the previous titles were launched the same way, GameIndustry.biz reports.

Final Fantasy XV also gets the prize in terms of most number of digital downloads versus any other game in Japan. The game also is also the biggest release in Asia, not counting Japan's numbers. The game has received a mixed bag of reviews but the number of players being awed by it is gradually increasing over those who are not impressed at all.

Final Fantasy XV is an RPG set in open world published and developed by Square Enix for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game released worldwide last Nov. 29 is the fifteenth main title for the Final Fantasy series. The environment is an open-world sandbox, a very big sandbox and its battle system resembles that of Final Fantasy Type-0, and the Kingdom Hears Series. The game incorporates the ability to switch weapons for their characters and feature elements such as travelling on a common vehicle and camping.

The game is set in a fictional world of Eos. All the countries in Final Fantasy XV, except for some regions, are under Nifheim's dominion. Noctis Lucis Caelum, one of the main protagonists, is heir to the Lucian throne. He goes on a quest to claim back his homeland and its resident magical crystal after it was taken away by Niflheim. The rest of the story, you need to find out by playing and finishing the game.

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