Submitted by fathoms 645d ago | opinion piece

Would Final Fantasy Versus XIII Actually Help To Sell PS4s?

Historically, Final Fantasy has proven to aid PlayStation sales. But the franchise has fallen so far, would Versus XIII actually be a PS4 "system seller?" (Final Fantasy XV, PS4)

Snookies12  +   645d ago
What if the reason they've refused to share any info on the game for so long, was because it had switched to PS4 exclusivity. That would be interesting lol.
ShugaCane  +   645d ago
Recent rumors suggest the game has been renamed FFXV and is co-developed with Sony as a PS4 exclusive. If true, I definitely think this is indeed a potential weapon of mass destruction for Sony. FF has always been a system seller so the release of one of the most hyped and anticipated FF of all time will undoubtedly have a huge impact on sales.
a_bro  +   645d ago
How about this, what if the game switched to ps4, but it's whole development switched from the crystal tools engine to the luminous engine just to add the sprinkles on top?? That would be more than just interesting, that's a bombshell.
USEYOURFIST  +   645d ago
Nomura said ages ago they were using luminous for the lighting though this could of been a lie to cover the fact they moved the whole development to luminous! Personally I really hope it is now a ps4 game
kreate  +   645d ago
And it will be released when we hear rumors about ps5
Godmars290  +   645d ago
In Japan? Certainly.

If it reviews well there, gets some advertising, then that's the US.

I can't help but have some reservations that since its taken so long to get out, that once going Square seems as set in their ways as a train wreck, that if it is indeed their "Second Coming" that their overall graphics focused/year turn out productions they wont learn from it.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   645d ago
Versus would get helped by the Ps4 as well as the Ps4 getting helped by it.

By moving Versus Next gen it would allow the game to have a much more open world with far more things in it not to mention the characters could convey emotion much easier which seems to be important to the game being that it has a part that will supposedly make you "cry fro weeks".

Just my 2 cents.
DivineAssault  +   645d ago
if the game turns out good, id buy a ps4 for it
WeAreLegion  +   645d ago
Yes. It would sell it in Japan VERY well.
Malice-Flare  +   645d ago
definitely in Japan, the one market they can get a leg up against MS for worldwide sales. MS did good getting some exclusives from S-E and that staggered PS3 in Japan...

in others, that will depend if Nomura's still got it after all the delays and gamesmanship within S-E...
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first1NFANTRY  +   645d ago
with how mediocre recent iterations have become, anything slightly more advanced and engaging would help sell many copies. Square needs the ps4 more than the ps4 needing them.
USEYOURFIST  +   645d ago
It ideally would need to be a launch title to get the maximum effect I think! Though either way if all the rumours are true and it's ps4 exclusive I think it would help both square and Sony shift units
SDF Repellent  +   645d ago
In Japan, Yes. But Japanese RPGs arn't as popular outside Japan during this generation so I don't expect anything dramatic as far as affecting console sales. Hopefully I am wrong and the next generation prove to be a comeback period for JPRGs.
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mrmancs  +   645d ago
will it sell ps4's? Do cows shit in fields?
Pyrrhus  +   645d ago
Regardless of the future of Vs13/15 I would prob buy a PS3. However, if this was a PS4 exclusive with a viable timeframe? I would be even more happy to have the console and a game I have waited a very long time for.
Tales RPG addict  +   644d ago
FF VS. XIII or should I say FFXV will sell Hugely since there is still a large amount of FF fans in the Millions here in the West. "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" will sell equally as well as FFVII did on PS1. that of course will spark SE into making more Exclusives on PS4 like they did with the PS1.
Also lets not forget that since PS4 is easy to develop for like a PC that means development costs won't double since AAA PS4 Exclusives won't be delayed due to the Hard to develop for Architecture like the PS3 had.
stephmhishot  +   644d ago

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