We finally (heh) have Final Fantasy 15's first week Japanese sales number: 690,471 copies sold at retail. Let's see how it compares to previous Final Fantasy debuts.
How do these numbers stack up historically? In comparison, during Final Fantasy 13's first week on sale, the game sold 1,516,532 copies at Japanese retail. As My Game News Flash points out, Final Fantasy 12 sold 1.8 million copies at launch, Final Fantasy 10 sold 1.7 million and Final Fantasy 7 sold 2.03 million. It's interesting to note that Final Fantasy 8 sold 2.5 million.
The latest Final Fantasy debut might be down historically, but it takes the top spot in the Japanese sales chart, while Pokemon Sun and Moon, which have been out a while, come in at second with 223,051 copies sold.
Retail sales are different these days, and people are also buying digital versions. Still, it's surprising not to see it crack a million in Japan.