With Final Fantasy XV finally coming to PC in just a couple more weeks, director Hajime Tabata talked about some of the team’s goals before its release in an interview with 4Gamer.
4Gamer: In January 2017. it was announced that the total shipments and digital sales surpassed 6 million total, which was the objective at the time. What is that number at now?
Hajime Tabata, Director: About 7 million.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition released for smartphones on February 9, and there’s Royal Edition and Windows Edition coming out on March 6. Are there any sales goals?
Tabata: Honestly, rather than sales numbers, the team’s priority is “to provide a good service for as long as possible that is worthy of its value.” That said, there’s been some talk within the team saying they’d like to reach 2 million with Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition alone, and with the team’s main objective of 10 million [for Final Fantasy XV], you have different approaches during the pre-release.
As for Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, its role is to further spread the word of Final Fantasy XV. While we do have an income and expenditure plan for it, we don’t have any goals as far as download numbers go.
Final Fantasy XV is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on March 6, 2018 alongside the Royal Edition that comes with all the Season Pass content, an all-new dungeon, new features, and more. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is available on iOS and Android.