It seems like naming a home console RPG "Final Fantasy" guarantees millions sold copies.
FF VII: 9.7 M FF VIII :7.86M FF IX: 5.30M FF X: 7.95M FF X-2: 5.21 M FF XII: 5.67 M
I know that a lot of you will agree with the FF success. I for one agree with it since I bougth every single one of those games mentioned above. And I am pretty sure that all the RPG fans out there have played RPG that you considered as good as Final Fantasy and maybe just maybe sometimes better than Final Fantasy. But if you go check their sales, you might not believe your eyes. Some of the sales that I was dissapointed at are:
Xenogears: 1.20M Valkyrie Profile: 0.7 M Suikoden series (1 to 5): 2M Lunar 1 (Sega + PS1): 0.6
Wild Arms series: 1.5M Tales Of ..... series: 10 M for 20 different titles.
And this is just to name a few.
I think that if anyone of those games were just called "Final Fantasy something", their sale would have at least double.
My answer is: Not Fair