Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is selling handmade items in FFXIV. Sakaguchi said that his new brand of merchandise will be sold under the “sakaGUCCI” brand. The first line of products, three Stuffed Chocobo in the Gridania market, sold for 50,000 Gil each. Sakaguchi also revealed that his character now has level 90 Weaving, and he is considering selling other crafted items directly to players.
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Hironobu Sakaguchi originally began playing the FFXIV last year. He has since been actively documenting his activities on his Twitter account. Sakaguchi explained that the Stuffed Chocobo are selling at a premium price because he is actually quite tight on money at the moment.
Notably, as Sakaguchi crafted the items himself, the items appear to have his character’s signature on them. As items will keep their signature on them even after trading, items crafted by the series creator could prove to be quite collectible.
Sakaguchi has also sold a limited run of ten sakaGUCCI Winter Sweaters to prospective buyers. Sakaguchi decided to sell the items at the base material cost, plus any tips that the buyer wished to give. He asked buyers not to re-sell the items on the marketplace. He plans to also sell silver-colored Southern Seas shirts from 12 a.m. Japan Time on January 23, 2022.
Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.