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Final Fantasy XV must sell 10 million copies to be a success

The long-awaited JRPG must sell at least 10 million copies for Square Enix to recoup its investment on the game.

Having been in development since 2006, Final Fantasy XV will finally launch for PS4 and Xbox One on September 30, 2016. Unfortunately, it has a long road ahead of it.

According to Kotaku, game director Hajime Tabata has said the game must sell a minimum of 10 million copies throughout its lifetime to be a success for Square Enix.

That would make it the highest selling title in franchise history, with the exception of fan favourite Final Fantasy VII.

It is also nearly double the sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, arguably the most beloved RPG of 2015.

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Square Enix is putting a lot of faith behind Final Fantasy XV, evident by the full-length CGI film, anime adaptation & custom Audi R8 being made to promote the game.

This isn’t the first time Square Enix has made lofty expectations, having failed to meet its sales predictions for both Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs in recent years.

It’s doubtful Final Fantasy XV will reach such a target, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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