- Dec 21, 2010
It is in the list of best selling JRPG's - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_Japanese_role-playing_game_franchises
And as you can see it's not in the lower half of the table
But I should have emphasized the popular part
Because I don't know about you, but I still remember some 10 years ago browsing the net for JRPG's and it didn't matter what site I visited, what forum I read, what video I watched or what /v/ thread I shitposted in
On the subject of classic JRPG's, Chrono Trigger was always one of the highest recommendations (even more so than FF7 it seemed)
I'm talking about Cross here though, not Trigger.
Quoting myself here
a lot of casual gamers don't even know Chrono Trigger had a sequel, while being fully aware of Trigger.
10+ years ago and even now, you didn't even HAVE to visit the web to ask people about Chrono Trigger. Just like Final Fantasy, even most casual gamers were aware of it.
Meanwhile, even if you visited the web you would find others that played Trigger, but didn't even know Cross existed. Thanks to Square ignoring Cross in re-releases that's often still the case (among casuals at least)
Edit: Also as already pointed out that list contains series and Trigger sold significantly more overall than Cross.