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Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Orders Surge Following Exceptional Demo Release

Pre-orders for Square Enix’s upcoming action role-playing game, Final Fantasy XVI, have seen a major surge following the release of the exceptional demo.

Based on the latest information, tracking of pre-orders via Japanese video game retail chain COMG reveals a major surge in the pre-purchase of Final Fantasy XVI. It’s worth remembering, however, that this data is only for physical copies and is limited to COMG retail store outlets.

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Final Fantasy XVI is at 154 reservation points 3 days prior to its launch on June 22, 2023. For the sake of comparison, Final Fantasy VII Remake was at 346 reservation points 3 days prior to its launch. Kingdom Heart 3, on the other hand, was at 418 reservation points 3 days prior to its launch. Meanwhile, the previous entry in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XV, was at 436 reservation points 3 days prior to its launch.

Despite the reservation points for Final Fantasy XVI being lower than the other games mentioned, it is seen as a positive, given the significantly lower PS5 user base in Japan as compared to PS4 at the time of Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Final Fantasy VII Remake’s launch.

Previously, it was reported that retail copies of Final Fantasy XVI had leaked ahead of its release, and the game’s file size has also been revealed. Reddit and YouTube users shared that they were able to secure early retail copies of the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series via local stores, suggesting that the game’s street date had been broken. As a result of these early retail copies of Final Fantasy XVI getting leaked, we now know the game’s launch file size.

According to the details mentioned at the back of the game’s box, Final Fantasy XVI has a minimum file size requirement of 100 GB, suggesting that the total install size may be larger. Those who have their digital pre-orders in place would want to download the game as soon as the pre-load is available. Earlier, details regarding the review embargo and pre-load date for Final Fantasy XVI were also revealed.

Muhammad Ali Bari

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