But compared to the 2200+ points of FF XIII, FF XV did miserable, and is a very low bar for a FF game. Only Lightning Returns did slightly worse as far as I can remember.
If you've been asleep during various points of this thread it has already been established a number of times how COMG's presence has diminished and has had many store closings in recent years
You're going to want to move comparisons to the past 5 years or so if you want any semblance of rationality in your comparison.
Speaking of which, how was FE Fates looking around this point in time?
166 points, but keep in mind that it did with the same "1 game for the price of 2" tactic like the Pokemon games, which inflates the numbers a bit (and the special edition cost more than simply buying both separately). I guess that if it was just one game, it would have been somewhere in the 100-120 points region. That's still quite a bit more than 3 Houses, though, I agree on that. But nowhere near the collapse between FF XIII and FF XV. And you can't attribute such a big decline just to the closure of COMGet shops or the fact that people just preoprder less these days.
And just to be complete, Fates ended it's run with 272 points and 336 points in the weekly ranking, with 322k sales FW
While I'm sure 3 Houses won't beat Fates (at least not at release), I do expect it to be closer than one could expect from it's points right now.