Final Fantasy XV Has 4 New Episode DLCs Planned Through 2019, Sales Top 7 Million Units

Final Fantasy XV Has 4 New Episode DLCs Planned Through 2019, Sales Top 7 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 February 2018 / 3,254 Views

There are currently four planned episode DLCs for Final Fantasy XV through 2019, according to a Famitsu interview with Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata

The first new Episode DLC will be Episode Ardyn, which was the most requested in a user survey.

 

Worldwide sales for Final Fantasy XV are now over seven million units, revealed Tabata.

Thanks Gematsu.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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20 Comments

V-r0cK (on 23 February 2018)

This is why I put off on getting the Royal Edition. I'll wait til they say they're completely done and release a final full version. Honestly 7m was a lot more than I thought. I guess still enough ppl are buying the game to allow more DLCs to be made?


Harkins1721 (on 23 February 2018)

Im doing the same. Will pick up the PC version when its complete. 3 DLC's in 2018 and 1 in 2019 to finish it off.


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reviniente (on 23 February 2018)

To think some people argued that the franchise was dead. Hah!


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Hiku (on 23 February 2018)

It's good that they're adding more story expansions. I like that. But I'll wait for the Super Duper Royal Edition before buying it.


Keybladewielder (on 24 February 2018)

This comments section must be one of the most down voted ever lol


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Harkins1721 (on 25 February 2018)

@ruggarell. Many people think differently. And as usual haters like yourself take it out of context.


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reviniente (on 23 February 2018)

So, what? A Super Ultra Royal Edition in 2019?


Naum (on 23 February 2018)

So the full game is still not released?


LMU Uncle Alfred (on 24 February 2018)

Depends on what you mean by full or complete. Developers could keep adding more and more stuff to a game until the end of time, but some would still not call them full. I guess for the eyes of some a game isn't full until developers stop supporting it.


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John2290 (on 23 February 2018)

I'll know now not to buy FF16 on release, Another title added to the 'wait til it's beta tested' pile. What a sad state for single player gaming.


Harkins1721 (on 24 February 2018)

Different game. Different team.


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deskpro2k3 (on 24 February 2018)

Yeah, I know now to wait like 2yrs after release.


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John2290 (on 24 February 2018)

Indeed, grab it in a flash sale and then wait til all the DLC is bundled in a flash sale, they'll get 50 quid less outta my pocket and I'll get the fully finished game. They really need to stop this nickle and diming DLC nonsense along with microtransactions in gaming before they cause the bubble to burst.


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The Fury (on 23 February 2018)

Milking is still ongoing I see. So this will be the only FF game released this entire decade then?


Qwark (on 23 February 2018)

I would hardly call it milking if we only see a full game and a few DLC''s in an entire gen.


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Harkins1721 (on 23 February 2018)

SE have given detailed descriptions of their plans for DLC. Just wait and buy the full game when its done.


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The Fury (on 24 February 2018)

This specific game is being milked. I have no interest in this game. I won't be buying the 'full game'. I want a new FF game. Sadly I don't think we are getting that until well into next decade.


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Harkins1721 (on 25 February 2018)

7R is underway and XVI is probably being worked on by a different team. It's not being milked if you just wait for the complete game. So many of you buy 8 hr games from EA and Activision every year.


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Ka-pi96 (on 23 February 2018)

Better or worse than releasing a bunch of sequels to the game? I'd much rather they do neither and get on with the next game ASAP like they did before, but milking as much money out of the original games assets is the latest trend so...


SecondWar (on 23 February 2018)

How is it milking? The game hardly looks unfinished and this looks like extra content that the user base was requesting.


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Ka-pi96 (on 23 February 2018)

How is it not milking? They're trying to get every last penny out of the story and art they've made for this game instead of moving on to the next one.

During FF's peak we were getting a brand new full game every 1-2 years, now we get one (and a load of extras based on that) every generation.


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SecondWar (on 23 February 2018)

So you would rather they did annual releases of the series like AC and CoD?

Oh wait, isn't that also 'milking'?


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Harkins1721 (on 23 February 2018)

You do realize they have more than 1 or 2 teams right? Maybe the next game for BD2 isnt lined up yet and they have time to kill. This gives people jobs.


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Ka-pi96 (on 23 February 2018)

Definitely! My 3 favourite games of all time, FF8 ('99), FF9 ('00) and FF10 ('01) were annual releases.

They've all got completely different worlds, stories and characters so yeah I'd much rather have that!


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DonFerrari (on 23 February 2018)

I know that I preffered in this order FF IX, FF X, FF XV, FF XIII... guess one reason why the quality of the story and enjoyment was better when it was just one game for it, then 2, then open world plus endless DLC plan then 3 releases.

And then I remember how much I wanted FF IX-2 to exist.


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Harkins1721 (on 23 February 2018)

Welcome to the HD era.


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CrazyGamer2017 (on 24 February 2018)

7 million units. Does that include digital sales?


IkePoR (on 23 February 2018)

7m sold announced so casually. Inb4 SE tells investors "FFXV failed to meet expectations."


Hiku (on 23 February 2018)

It wasn't casually. That info comes from two long interviews from Famitsu and 4Gamer. You could just click the link above to see that.
They revealed that the game was profitable on Day 1.


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deskpro2k3 (on 24 February 2018)

I thought the game was finished, and got 7 thumbs down. You guys are funny. lmao


Firefoxie (on 25 February 2018)

7 million sold? Lmfao! Yeah probably to retailers, but not sold through to actual customers. Every store around where I live you can find stacks of Day One Editons. FFXV goes on sale like every other month in stores or online. You can search it on Amazon and find Day one editions for $25. How many of these day one editions did they make if it's still readily available after selling seven million copies? Just like with FFXIII, SE is so desperate to make this game look it was a raging success! As far as the DLC is concerned it's a mess and I can't believe some people are justifying it!


Ruggarell (on 24 February 2018)

spent $45 on launch week and regret it. I'm done with FF there are plenty of other fun JRPG series to play besides FF at this point.


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Harkins1721 (on 25 February 2018)

I spent 279. And love the artwork and steel book.


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Ruggarell (on 24 February 2018)

spent $45 on launch week and regret it. I'm done with FF there are plenty of other fun JRPG series to play besides FF at this point.


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Keybladewielder (on 25 February 2018)

You should try out Dragon Quest


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Ruggarell (on 25 February 2018)

I already know about DQ DQ8 is amazing I'm waiting for DQ11


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deskpro2k3 (on 23 February 2018)

just when i thought the game was almost finished, I was wrong.


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DonFerrari (on 23 February 2018)

And my buying of DLCs will keep at zero... Perhaps in a few years I buy a full edition.


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Harkins1721 (on 24 February 2018)

Should just be next year.


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DonFerrari (on 26 February 2018)

Could be it, since 2019 they will have another episode =] and since I have already platinated I have no rush.


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EnricoPallazzo (on 23 February 2018)

Only 7 million??? I thought it would be around 10 million including digital now. Probably not the sales they were expecting.


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pikashoe (on 23 February 2018)

No final fantasy has ever reached 10 million before, I don't know why this one would break that trend.


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Wright (on 23 February 2018)

Final Fantasy 7, 10 and 14 have all three reached 10 million.


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pikashoe (on 23 February 2018)

According to this website Nome of them have


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pikashoe (on 23 February 2018)

I did some more reach and confirm none have sold more than 10 million. Unless you count remasters and digital ports.


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Wright (on 23 February 2018)

Yeah, I was counting digital ports in the case of VII, and the HD remaster in the case of X. As for XIV, it has cummulatively 10 million of players. Guess it's up to debate whether every single one bought a copy or not, but it's something.


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pikashoe (on 23 February 2018)

I think 14 counts people who just tried the free trial in that number.


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Wright (on 23 February 2018)

That might be possible. The article is from august last year, so the number is boosted, but Square Enix doesn't say the actual numbers of subscribers.

I just checked and Ars Technica said original FFVII sold 10m.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2010/05/masterpiece-final-fantasy-vii/

VGsales also reports FFVII (the original one, without digital ports) at 10m:

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy


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Wright (on 23 February 2018)

Good point. Square-Enix doesn't tell the actual number of subscribers, so while the 10m player info comes from August last year, it's a gamble telling how many actually paid for the game.

Both Ars Technica and VGsales reflect the original FFVII sales, without the digital ports, as 10m seller, though.


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Wright (on 23 February 2018)

Sorry for the double post. My original one wasn't showing up (I thought it was because of the url) and reposted again without it.


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Harkins1721 (on 23 February 2018)

They said they expected 5 million. So 7 million without the PC release yet is pretty good. Yeah the game came out half baked but anyone who waited knew to wait for the completed version next year. Its not like SE hid that they were doing DLC. They gave out there plan so people can choose to buy the DLC when it releases or wait a year for everything to be out and get it all for a reduced price.


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pikashoe (on 23 February 2018)

Ars technica says around 10 million, not 10 million. The game is generally considered to have sold a little under 10 million in its original run.


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Wright (on 23 February 2018)

That's true. Still, Square is probably looking at the current figures of FFVII per se. The fact that re-releases pushed so many units strengthens their idea of continuated support and re-releasing FFXV on a new platform to eventually make it to 10m, something VII has done.

Not that they expected 10m; if I recall properly, they merely said the 10m amount was a desirable number, but not the one they needed to break even. Tabata remarked that Final Fantasy XV has already been considered a success in the eyes of his team.


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John2290 (on 23 February 2018)

This is getting a bit ridiculous now.


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Harkins1721 (on 24 February 2018)

How so. This was announced months ago. One more piece is ridiculous?


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Azzanation (on 23 February 2018)

Are these Half Life 3 episodes?


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xl-klaudkil (on 23 February 2018)

Monster hunter destroyed ff15


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think-man (on 23 February 2018)

Explain to me how this is relevant?


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