Final Fantasy 7 is arguably one of the most memorable games of all time. Add to this a CGI feature-length movie, a short anime, 2 mobile games, 7 short stories, and 2 game spin offs, and it easily earns the title as the biggest sell-out game in video game history.
That’s why it comes as a surprise today to find out that Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable game in the franchise to date! After over a decade, Final Fantasy XI is still going strong with gamers tallying a total play time of over 200,000 years!
With figures like that it’s no wonder the game is prepping for yet another expansion.
But is the release of this statistic surfacing now to help numb the pain over the departure of Producer Hiromichi Tanaka? With his talent he had worked on titles like Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3, Xenogears, and Chrono Cross. And while Final Fantasy 14‘s battle planner Akihiko Matsui will take his place on FFXI, it does raise some concerns, as his talent will be greatly missed.