Sq. Enix is “barely panicking” over Final Fantasy 16 pre-order numbers, based on a brand new report by journalist and insider Imran Khan. The sport’s pre-orders are reportedly monitoring behind these of Final Fantasy 15.
Remaining Fantasy 16 pre-order numbers behind FF15 regardless of accounting for PS5 unique launch
In a Patreon submit, Khan claims to have heard that Remaining Fantasy 16’s pre-orders are monitoring behind its predecessor’s regardless of accounting for its PS5 exclusive launch. FF15 launched on a number of platforms whereas FF16 is PS5 console unique, confirmed to date solely to be launching on PC later down the road.
Sq. Enix has garnered considerably of a fame for being perpetually upset by recreation gross sales, but when Khan’s report is appropriate, it’s a uncommon occasion of the writer worrying a couple of primary entry from its tentpole franchise. That stated, as Khan factors out, pre-order numbers are solely indicative of assured launch-day gross sales, and it’s fairly attainable that the precise launch figures will meet expectations.
In a latest interview with Weekly Ochiai, producer Naoki Yoshida highlighted the significance of gross sales, stating that if a recreation’s optimistic reception doesn’t translate to gross sales “we gained’t have the ability to create the subsequent recreation.”
Remaining Fantasy 16 will launch on June 22.