- Aug 8, 2019
The face of chaos. The harbingers of all doom.
So come March there's going to be a bunch of games coming out. Doom Eternal's coming, that game's gonna be real cool. Bloodlines 2 is coming, I think? That's wild. Wild that that's being made. Half-Life Alyx is tentatively slated for that month, right? Man. Another one. Nioh 2's landing; remember when we thought Team Ninja would never make another good game? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
But we're not here to talk about those games. We're here to talk about two games. The two biggest games, I think, and which of these titans will end up selling more in the long term.
On the one hand we have Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing is the quiet juggernaut of Nintendo's lineup, with the last two mainline entries casually strolling past the ten million unit mark, and the Switch audience eager as all get out to sink their teeth into a game that will let them live out the most extreme of all video game fantasies: home ownership. God knows it'll be my first Animal Crossing.
On the other hand we have Final Fantasy VII, a remake of the seminal classic that people have been asking for since the Playstation 2 days. FF7's the best-selling single SKU in franchise history, and speaks to an audience who want both the classic Final Fantasy and also something different from the series. Final Fantasy fans want this one, and some of these are waking up for the first time in a long time.
Which of these two games will sell more over the course of time? Can Animal Crossing really be that popular, I mean really? Can Final Fantasy VII overcome the problem that it's only like half of Disc 1, maybe less? Is there an upper limit for these games? Where will they land?
In this completely arbitrary comparison, brought on by close release dates and Isabelle and Cloud standing next to each other in the Smash Ultimate banner, which one will be played by more people? Let's hear everyone's thoughts on which and on why.