Famitsu: Final Fantasy 16 Second Week Drop Revealed

Every Thursday we share the weekly Famitsu sales charts, which tracks physical boxed game sales and hardware sales in Japan. This week’s chart covers June 26 – July 2, as Final Fantasy XVI has its second week drop. After one additional week on sale, the game sold just under 38,000 units with its exclusive PS5 release. This has dropped the game to second place, as Spike Chunsoft’s Master Detective Archives: Rain Code claims top spot, selling over 55,000 copies.

The 88.7% second week drop for Final Fantasy XVI is similar to the drops of previous Final Fantasy series entries, with both Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy VII Remake dropping 90% in their second weeks on sale. This isn’t a great showing for Final Fantasy XVI however, as both of those past franchise titles debuted with more than 700,000 sales and still sold 70,000 copies in their second week. Final Fantasy XVI barely sold half that amount in its second week, showing poor commercial performance for a mainline title in the legendary franchise.

Final Fantasy 16 character wielding a knife toward the camera
The Final Fantasy franchise took a shot at something new, but the Japanese sales performance has suffered.

Elsewhere on the chart, we have a mix of new Switch debuts and evergreen Switch titles. The HD remaster of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective secured a spot in the top five, whilst 9 R.I.P. and action RPG Tokyo Xanadu eX+ can both be found in the lower half of the charts. Whilst there may be Final Fantasy sales disappointment, it’s a good week for indie developers and new releases on the charts.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for June 26 – July 2. Missed our last chart report where Final Fantasy XVI debuted and dethroned Tears of the KingdomCheck it out right here!

  1. Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (Switch): 55,339 weekly [debut]
  2. Final Fantasy XVI (PS5): 37,763 weekly [373,790 total]
  3. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch): 26,089 weekly [1,723,314 total]
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 10,244 weekly [5,354,788 total]
  5. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Switch): 8,373 weekly [debut]
  6. 9 R.I.P. (Switch): 8,080 weekly [debut]
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 7,241 weekly [3,178,847 total]
  8. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch): 6,925 weekly [1,114,248 total]
  9. Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (Switch): 5,845 weekly [debut]
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 5,341 weekly [5,225,169 total]

Here’s the Famitsu hardware chart too. Console families are grouped together for simplicity.

  1. Switch: 106,214 weekly [2,048,580 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 49,294 weekly [1,475,088 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 971 weekly [72,324 yearly total]

What do you make of Final Fantasy XVI‘s second week drop? Did you pick up Master Detective Archives: Rain Code yet? Let us know your thoughts on this week’s charts in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming charts and breaking news.

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