There is a lot of pressure on Square Enix. It was revealed that Final Fantasy XV has to sell 10 million copies in order to be considered a success.
The number was revealed by the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, during a press conference after last night’s Final Fantasy XV event. The game has been in development for 10 years, and will have an accompanying CG movie and anime, so the cost for the title has probably added up. This might be a challenge, as Kotaku noted that no Final Fantasy has sold that many copies except Final Fantasy VII. Not even The Witcher 3 or Metal Gear Solid 5 have sold that many copies to date.
There is a slimmer of hope, however. The game’s Ultimate Collector’s edition sold out almost immediately after being announced last night.
Final Fantasy XV is set to release on September 30th. The game will release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Square Enix recently released a number of new screenshots showing off the game’s environments. A demo for the title has also been released.