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RedKingXIII said:

This thread is insane. A few thoughts.

1. I think Final Fantasy could sell well on PC; it's just that Square always treated the platform terribly with late (and sometimes terrible) ports. Every single player Final Fantasy release didn't release on PC day and date with the Playstation versions.

2. FF7 Remake was exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a year and it launched in a terrible state. It came to Steam a year later and it was still $70. That certainly didn't help sales. XV sold pretty well on Steam, at least for a 2 year late port. (It's 1-2m according to SteamSpy, close to the Xbox One version).

3. I don't think FF17 is coming to the Switch 2, but it's probably going full multiplatform and it will be coming to Xbox and PC day one. 7 Remake/Rebirth, 14 and probably 16 are the ones I think will be released on the Switch 2, but they won't light the world on fire considering they're all late ports.

4. GTA 6 is not going to kill the Switch 2 hype, that's ridiculous. The two can coexist together and be successful.

I think 17 has a very good chance on Switch 2, because really what is even the point of increasing the graphics. To impress anyone to the point where it will increase sales ... you are doing what exactly? Going from 150 million budget range (probable) for FF7 Rebirth to what? $300 million like Spider-Man 2? There's no gauruntee that's going to sell them any more if going from FF15 and FF7 Remake to FF16 and Rebirth didn't move the needle at all. 

That would monumentally stupid on Square-Enix's part at this point. 

Start rebuilding the brand in Japan for one, you had a 3-4 million strong userbase there and you killed it by chasing graphical fidelity. Keep the fidelity at FF7 Rebirth levels ... that's still a nice looking game that is mega-epic, "increase" visuals as much as you can smartly by using art style instead of raw grunt power. 

I think they owe it to see if that can kick start the brand. Persona has made the jump to Switch platforms, Dragon Quest will be on Switch 2, it's time for them to give a Nintendo platform a look at a mainline FF17 and see if it can help grow the sinking brand. 

If they just keep what doing what they're doing they're not going to see a massive increase in sales just from PC alone and XBox, who even knows if that is even around as a brand 4 years from now.