Final Fantasy XV has finally broken the one million sales mark on Steam, where it has become one of the best-selling games in the series on the PC platform.
Final Fantasy XV had one of the roughest development periods of any title in the series. The game was first announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII back in 2006, where it languished in development hell for years. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was later rebranded as Final Fantasy XV and the development was overhauled from the ground up. Final Fantasy XV was finally released in 2016, where it has achieved over 8.5 million copies sold worldwide to date.
According to SteamSpy, Final Fantasy XV has finally surpassed one million owners on Steam. The PC version of the game was praised at launch due to its mod support, which allows players to replace various aspects of the game, such as the character models and the car.
Final Fantasy XV is one of the few games in the series to break the mark of one million owners on Steam. The other titles include Mobius Final Fantasy (which is a free-to-play game), Final Fantasy XIV (which has a free trial) and Final Fantasy VII. The majority of the entries in the Final Fantasy series are available on Steam, as Square Enix has remastered almost every title in the series in order to make them playable on the PC platform. The Final Fantasy games generally sell somewhere below the one million copy mark, but the fact that they are on Steam means that are on sale indefinitely and are on a platform that isn't going away anytime soon, so they have years in which to rack up sales.
Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda talked about the possibilities of the company creating its own digital platform in the future, which means that they are looking to update as many classic titles as possible in order to make them part of the library. If this ends up happening, then future Square Enix games might end up skipping Steam altogether.