Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy XIII on December 17 in Japan with a Western release date to follow on March 9, 2010; they’re obviously expecting big sales. How big, though? Try more units sold than Final Fantasy VII, which sold over ten million units.
“When we say that it is going to be the best selling title ever, the hurdle/bar is really high because of Final Fantasy VII sold 10 million units.” Yoichi Wada told GamingUnion. “So is it okay to think what you are going to be asking is that it is going to be selling a lot? [sic] And it’s not there are new elements that are included into the Final Fantasy XIII, there are elements that are included that is expected out of the Final Fantasy title itself, for example a beautiful story, it being emotional and moving and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy. Those are included, but there is not a lot of newness to it. But when we take a look at a lot of Western game titles recently it is based on the real-world most of them, and with regards to some of the artworks in a sense it might look new because it is based on a fantasy story.”
I wouldn’t expect any less, Wada.