Final Fantasy XII ships 1.5 million

Latest role-playing game boasted largest day-one availability of any Square Enix title to date.

Like a particularly devastating "summon" spell, Square Enix bombarded North American retailers last week with 1.5 million copies of Final Fantasy XII. The publisher announced today that the mass shipment represents the largest day-one North American availability of any game in the publisher's history.

Final Fantasy XII set that record due in part to another Square Enix milestone. While it was far from the first Final Fantasy game Square Enix has released, Final Fantasy XII was the first time the publisher had ever set a concrete street date for one of its North American product launches. While all of the company's previous games shipped out on a certain date and gradually went on sale as the games arrived at different retailers over the course of a few days, Square Enix made sure all of its retail partners received their copies of Final Fantasy XII early and held onto them until the official October 31 release date.

Even if every last one of those copies has been sold, Square Enix still has a ways to go before the game duplicates the success it experienced overseas earlier this year. Final Fantasy XII has already racked up more than 2.4 million sales in Japan since its release there in March of this year. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's full review.

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mack10
mack10

Best FF to date.

simonwest1977
simonwest1977

my least fav ff game ever, i can't play it, it sucks so much. after 2 days i've got it listed no ebay. complete waste. it's like a final fantasy wanna be that stole the title. i can't explaine how much this game sucks for me. ! :(

jacko_goku69
jacko_goku69

bigbrown69 this dame is the harest one of them al.l learn how 2 spell properly you stupid lowlife piece of ****. I think what u were trying 2 say was "This game is the hardest one of them all."

RazorbacK86
RazorbacK86

Seriously, go buy this game now! The battle system is incredible and it feels really epic unlike the linear ffx. I have completed ff7 ff8 ff9 ff10 but ff12 is my favourite.

kvza4
kvza4

best game ever!!!! i love it!!!

RogueShadow0618
RogueShadow0618

To those who say they won't play XII because it's not on PS3: How many of you are praising/comparing it to earlier FFs? You do know that those are on consoles at least 2 generations old, right? On a separate note... How many other people are not able to watch the Music interview on the CE?

friscom99
friscom99

Get_shorty should really try to play Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.... that is my least favorite. Dang I remember when I wanted that game soooo bad, then I got it and played it, and forced myself to beat it... gosh memories.... Anyways, FFXII exceeded my expectations! This game is so awesome! I liked FFXI, even though it took FOREVER to get a party ( I was a Monk....) What I liked about it was the battle system. This game plays like a MMORPG without the massive multiplayer online part hahahahaha.. I was skeptical of the battle system before, but this game kicks so much @$$

Radox_Redux
Radox_Redux

I here that, us in the UK gotta wait, and since it'll probably be puished back furthur anyway. It sucks that we have to wait for it to be translated into European languages that we don't care about when people in England, funnily enough speak English.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

it looks fine to me! some people just don't know how lucky they are getting the game nice and early... gotta wait till next year

Icarusmk3
Icarusmk3

GsR_lives: "this game pales in comparison to Final Fantasy 7, FF6 on SNES, or even FF Mystic Quest. How this thing sold so many games, well i'm truly ashamed. horrible gameplay, just a total waste of 50 bucks" I agree with the FF7 and FF6 parts. But seriously, what have you been smoking for the Mystic Quest? Mystic Quest is like "watered down" Final Fantasy. In many ways it is even crappier than FFX-2 (the only substandard FF in recent history)

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

GsR_lives: "this game pales in comparison to Final Fantasy 7, FF6 on SNES, or even FF Mystic Quest. How this thing sold so many games, well i'm truly ashamed. horrible gameplay, just a total waste of 50 bucks" nazaraii Have you played Mystic Quest?! Good point! Well anyway, GsR_lives obviously hasn't even played FFXII yet.

nazaraii
nazaraii

GsR_lives: "this game pales in comparison to Final Fantasy 7, FF6 on SNES, or even FF Mystic Quest. How this thing sold so many games, well i'm truly ashamed. horrible gameplay, just a total waste of 50 bucks" Have you played Mystic Quest?!

kingpimp101
kingpimp101

Get_shorty is an idiot :) Damn I'm so pissed it ain't out down under yet.

bigbrown69
bigbrown69

this dame is the harest one of them al.l

V-Nine
V-Nine

Now if FF 3 don't hurry up I'll go crazy!

DarkXAce
DarkXAce

"Too bad it's on an Old-Gen System. Those graphics are old. I'll wait for the Next Gen FF games thank you very much." Are you saying your not gonna buy FF12?? You're not a true FF fan.

-KinGz-
-KinGz-

quote: Get_Shorty Too bad it's on an Old-Gen System. Those graphics are old. I'll wait for the Next Gen FF games thank you very much answer Pfft as if graphics made a game whole...

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Too bad it's on an Old-Gen System. Those graphics are old. I'll wait for the Next Gen FF games thank you very much.

barflytke401
barflytke401

Quality Game=Quality Revenue Stats Nice Job again Squenix

fisneo
fisneo

Final Fantasy XII ships 1.5 million - GOOD

Cid2006
Cid2006

They meant sold. Read the first sentence in the paragraph. "Even IF..." But your right, it doesn't mean 1.5 million have been sold. I bought one of the 1.5 million. IT'S GREAT!!! COLLECTOR'S EDITION!!!

rikardo10
rikardo10

they should the same as zelda, make people wait so they kan sell more and with that time they kan do also the game better. kause if the kontinue like this they will end up in final fantasy 20 at the end of this new generation of konsoles.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

how does this series continue to sell well?

oldogg
oldogg

"I was one of the 1.5 million" you know they mean SHIPPED to stores, not SOLD to people right? this doesnt mean 1.5 million people have bought the game.

GothicWar
GothicWar

I was one of the 1.5 million, first in north east philly at my gamestop since I was the only one there.

Lilirch100302
Lilirch100302

WOOT im one of those 1.5 million people First one in my city to have it one a midnight sale 1st!! in line waited 4 hours outside.... i was 1st of 300+ people and only the first 50 made it in :P the rest went home crying while LPD escorted them off property BOYAHHH WTFPWNED!!! its a great game also not the best but certainly worth a 10 of 10 but better then any other publisher out there Square has proved they do not dissappoint

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

and i am one of those 1.5 million!!!

Waldo_Killer
Waldo_Killer

square making good money off this game hehehehee

rjarana88
rjarana88

I wasn't liking this game much at the beginning, mostly because of the camera which annoyed me. The beginning was also pretty slow but after awhile I started getting the hang of it and I'm now enjoying it very much. I'm happy Square Enix is making good money.

rjarana88
rjarana88

I wasn't liking this game much at the beginning, mostly because of the camera which annoyed me. The beginning was also pretty slow but after awhile I started getting the hang of it and I'm now enjoying it very much. I'm happy Square Enix is making good money.

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rjarana88

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DreTire
DreTire

While I can't be all praised for the sequel (it's still fun, though), It's nice that Final Fantasy XII is doing big in sales.

DreTire
DreTire

While I can't be all praised for the sequel (it's still fun, though), It's nice that Final Fantasy XII is doing big in sales.

GTAPsychoFan
GTAPsychoFan

yeah man this is cool keep up the good games!

shizwill03
shizwill03

TheGamer4Life **** ....I wanna play it, but "Religious" reasons barr me from playing it in my house. I cannot wait to move. >>> What kind of "religion" are you in that doesn't allow you to play RPGs? _______________________________________________________ Due to my brother's religious beliefs, linking FF games to spiritualism and God and stuff, He does not want it played in his house. I have to abide by his rules so I cannot play it. And trust me, I argued it out and it got nowhere.

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

got the collectors edition, and its worth it, great game but it still dont beat FF7.

orionamra
orionamra

And "Fallout_red" tha's games are behind FFVI

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Superb game but still well behind FFVII and FFVIII. But its good news and this game deserves superb sales.

gan283
gan283

This is hands down the best FF game I have ever played, everyone with a PS2 should own this.

rad_2xl
rad_2xl

who cares about last-gen?

kyosukeugc
kyosukeugc

""""""*digusted look on face* this game pales in comparison to Final Fantasy 7, FF6 on SNES, or even FF Mystic Quest. How this thing sold so many games, well i'm truly ashamed. horrible gameplay, just a total waste of 50 bucks""""" ~~~~~ You actually liked Mystic Quest? You're like the only one....... FFXII FTW!! =D yay!

zux2000
zux2000

wow that much and isn't even out in Europe yet!

ricsuave
ricsuave

hybridusaker1 ssjdagas 1.5 million and none for EU =( Yh I agree. Im bloody outraged, this better be a good game if we(Europe) have to wait until April 2007... Trust me, it is worth the wait...and then some. May be the best all-around installment of the series. And I apologize if that makes the wait worse!

hybridusaker1
hybridusaker1

ssjdagas 1.5 million and none for EU =( Yh I agree. Im bloody outraged, this better be a good game if we(Europe) have to wait until April 2007...