Final Fantasy 16 is the fifth biggest UK boxed launch of 2023 UK Boxed Charts
It's not a big boxed launch for the famous series, with sales 74% lower than the boxed release of Final Fantasy 15 in 2016.
Final Fantasy 16 can only be played on the PS5, but its predecessor could be played on both the PS4 and Xbox One. The last game came out when PS4 had more users than PS5 does now.
But the rise of digital since 2016 will be the main reason for the drop. When the digital data comes in, the drop will be much smaller than it was in 2015.
So far, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Hogwarts Legacy, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and the remake of Resident Evil 4 have sold more boxed games than Final Fantasy 16.
With the release of the Square Enix game, Zelda falls back to No. 2, and sales are down 35% from the week before.
There are other new games on the charts. Sonic Origins Plus starts at No.3.
The boxed version of the Sega game did best on Switch (52% of sales), then PS5 (29%), Xbox Series X and S (11%), and PS4 (9%).
This is not surprising, since Switch usually does better in the real market than in the digital market, and Xbox's digital sales share is usually higher than both PlayStation and S
Focus Home Interactive's Aliens: Dark Descent makes its launch at No.11, and Crash Team Rumble finishes at No.15.