Final Fantasy XV and Pokemon Sun & Moon both had an incredible 2016, with the titles being able to smash their previous records. Final Fantasy XV to start off had the best console launch month in the history of the franchise since tracking the sales of the games started in 1995. Final Fantasy XV also sold 19% more physical units than Final Fantasy XIII in its launch month which is very impressive.
Pokemon Sun & Moon also broke another franchise record as the combined sales of both games are the best that the franchise has done in almost 10 years, and that was when Pokemon Diamond and Pearl launch on the Nintendo DS. The actual sales for Sun & Moon are 4.21 million with Diamond & Pearl selling 4.25 million in 2017. It also has to be mentioned that Diamond & Pearl launched 2 months earlier than Sun & Moon which obviously helped with the sales for the year. It’s very likely that Sun & Moon will overtake Diamond & Pearl’s sales in the same timeframe.
It’s been a great year for Pokemon and Final Fantasy. Do you think the two franchises deserve the success? Let us know in the comment section below.