As mentioned before, Square Enix is going all-in on Final Fantasy XV. After all, working on a game for ten years means the budget must be astronomical, and Square Enix needs every opportunity it possible to recoup those losses. What is the magic number Square Enix is aiming for?
Try 10 million units! As confirmed by Director Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy XV essentially needs to beat every other major RPG released this generation. Fallout 4 sits at 12 million total copies, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt weighs in at 6 million, meaning Square Enix needs to land somewhere in between the two major hits.
And for more comparisons, 10 million units would also make it the best selling entry in the franchise. Final Fantasy VII roughly sits at 10 million total units, even after the recent PC and PlayStation 4 re-releases. The reigning king of the franchise must be dethroned.
Yeah, still think this game isn’t coming to PC? It will eventually, and when it does, I believe the series still has enough clout to push it at least over The Witcher III’s 6 million mark. Hopefully, if the game is as stunning as it looks, good word of mouth will push it closer to that goal. 10 million, though? I don’t know…
Final Fantasy XV will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 30.