Despite being over two months away from launch, Final Fantasy XVI has started to rocket up the best sellers charts on Amazon — and this is the case in both the US and Europe. These charts are based on sales of already released games as well as pre-orders, but generally speaking, you don't see pre-orders rise all that high until very close to a title's launch date.
Final Fantasy XVI has actually managed to top the PS5 best sellers on Amazon US, overtaking the likes of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (out in two weeks) and mainstream mega hit NBA 2K23. In the UK and other European regions, the action RPG hasn't quite claimed number one, but it's moved up a bunch of places in an extremely short amount of time, and chances are it'll only climb higher from this point on.
Obviously, Amazon sales charts don't paint a complete picture, but they're often indicative of commercial trends, given the sheer popularity of the online retailer. It's also worth mentioning that Final Fantasy XVI is flying up the overall gaming best seller charts as well (which includes hardware and accessories as well as games), currently in the top 50 in the US, and top 100 in Europe.
The game's big State of Play showcase has probably helped, even though it aired less than 24 hours ago at the time of writing this article. Just goes to show the kind of immediate effect that big budget marketing can have!