SaGa re-release sales higher than expected, SaGa Frontier Remastered sold the most on Switch, more remasters planned
In an interview with RPG Site, SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu as well as SaGa producers Masanori Ichikawa and Hiroyuki Miura spoke about some of the recent re-releases and what could take place in the future.
Regarding Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend, Miura mentioned that sales were “a little bit above what we have forecasted, so it’s on a good path.” He said:
“So first regarding Collection of SaGa: In terms of sales, it’s actually a little bit above what we have forecasted, so it’s on a good path. This was a complete port of the original Game Boy titles, and in that sense, we feel that it aligns with what the users were envisioning and that it met the player’s expectations.”
As for SaGa Frontier Remastered, it also sold better than expected. It’s worth mentioning that the Switch version has sold the most, according to Miura.
“When we look at the sales so far, this (SaGa Frontier Remastered) is also above what we were forecasting. One thing that was especially unexpected was the number of Steam sales, which have been more than what we had forecasted, and there are more Steam players than we had anticipated. When comparing across the board, though, the Switch version has produced the most sales, which were a lot higher than what we had predicted.”
Finally, Kawazu teased more SaGa remasters for the future. He said that some games may be able to launch with a few adjustments while others may require further changes.
“This is a very difficult question …, and I can’t go into many details. There are probably titles that we will need to really look into revamping the content before they can be re-released, such as Unlimited SaGa. For these titles, we definitely will need time to consider this, and of course, the development of such a remaster will take more time than usual as well.”
“On the other hand, there might also be SaGa titles that we can more easily re-release right away, without the need to make too many adjustments to them. It really is a case-by-case scenario, where we’re looking at each title one by one.”
“Rest assured, that we are planning the remastering of these titles and making those considerations. Please stay tuned for when we are able to make those announcements.”
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend and SaGa Frontier Remastered are both available on the Switch eShop.