On Tuesday, Square Enix were expecting to ship around one million copies of Final Fantasy XIII to retailers in Japan, ready for the game's launch. Today, on launch day, they had to up the number.
Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada, His Imperial Hotness, has issued a release today stating that number had been ratcheted up to 1.8 million. That's a big jump, considering there were only meant to be 1.3 million copies available for the entire week.
The increase draws the launch closer in line with that of the last game in the series, Final Fantasy XII, which had two million copies on sale, albeit for a console with a much higher install base at the time.