Few things here
* Persona is a B class JRPG. Sales and critical reception have nothing to with it. I'm sure nobody considers Wii Fit a AAA game right? It is entirely budget based with games with more than 50mill considered "AAA". We on this site should know that.
Dude Persona is not a B class RPG no matter what you tell yourself and sales and critical reception has everything to do with it. Also Wii Fit is an AAA game, it has the production values and the marketing and the sales number and the quality (for the ppl that like that types of game). You just made up an arbitrary 50 mil number, AAA are games that have big production value (Persona has that, maybe not int he past but Persona 5 had it and Persona 4 most likely had it too) but that besides the point, you said its B class wich has nothing to do with its production value but with its quality, P 5 is a better JRPG than any other this generation and possibly ever, its S+ class.
* Final Fantasy is Global AAA IP. I have seen Persona 5, Bravely default and Octopath brought up, none of them AAA. Those games can do what they do because they are not competing on global scale! Ask yourselves, when was the last time we had a Turn based AAA JRPG? FF13 right? The only time we see turn based RPGS now are on handhelds, B class developers and small low budget projects like Octo. Final Fantasy is in the same field as games like Uncharted, God of war, Halo, Witcher, Skyrim and that other stuff, luxury IP's that are suppose to represent the best of their genre. FF going back to be like SNES/PS1 games is not firing all cylinders! They were amazing for their time...15-20+ years ago.
You seen to think that the only way FF can be far reaching is by abandoning its roots, it was exactly that that made it loose popularity. Nobody asked Square to stop doing turn based FFs, they decided it wasn't modern enought by themselves and lost market, not gained.
Last edited by DakonBlackblade - on 31 January 2019