- Oct 25, 2017
Realistically, this won't affect their sales numbers significantly. Even if tens of thousands of hardcore fans boycott the game, that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the millions of casual fans, kids, and new players who don't know/care about the controversies and are going to buy it regardless.
Plus, and this is just an educated guess, but I don't even think the games are the franchise's primary moneymakers anymore? The amount they rake in from the anime, manga, toys, plushies, and merchandising deals probably dwarf the games' sales, and those are going to remain steady even if the games become irredeemable trash.