[Update: Square Enix has provided the following statement to Destructoid: “We believe there was a communication problem during the conference. In fact, Tabata was referencing 10 million copies only as a high goal which the development team set to realize their ambition to make the ultimate Final Fantasy game. And the comment was never meant to be referred as a recoup line of the investment.”]
We all knew that the stakes were high for Final Fantasy XV, but guys — they’re really, really high.
A few years back Square Enix executives mused on the idea that Final Fantasy XV would need to sell 10 million copies to succeed, but as of today, director Hajime Tabata confirmed as much. As Kotaku UK points out, that basically amounts to outselling The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V combined.
Godspeed, Square Enix! There’s always DLC down the road.