Japan Sales Week: Lightning Returns debuts with lowest opening week of the Final Fantasy XIII saga

Gematsu: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII debuts at 277,000.

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Godmars290973d ago

Meh. Square will still be able to claim "victory" because of the game's position. Wont learn anything.

ritsuka666973d ago

I hope this will be the end of the crap Fabula crystallis series no one asked for.

Taislin973d ago

Actually 2/3 of the Fabulla Nova Crystallis series are some of the most antecipated games ever. FF XV and Type-0.

ritsuka666973d ago

Nah...The majority of people didn't want this series anymore.

DEATHxTHExKIDx973d ago

Its not rlly over since Nomura pretty much said FFXV would have its own sequels as well.

They were able to crank out a XIII game every 2 years. Once XV hits I expect FFXV-2,-3 to follow. Maybe FFXVI at the end of the next gen cycle.

abzdine973d ago

SquareEnix really don't wanna get rid of the number 13 i can see cause it caused them more bad than good.

No real FF no buy! And i hope people will buy enough FFX just to show them that that's the type of FF we expect.

Godmars290973d ago

@Taislin :
That's the thing: originally the direct sequels to FF13 didn't even exist. Somehow Toriyama decided mid-production of 13 to split up content and use it as excuse to make the sequels.

And then Type-0 and Versus suffered name changes, and now more than likely FF15 will see two sequels, nevermind that Nomura is directing - and this is how Square is doing things now.

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Eonjay973d ago

Yes, this looks pretty bad... until you look down the list at item number 2. Super Mario World 3D 99,588. What happened. The last I heard, Mario was getting excellent reviews.

weekev15973d ago

Theres a very low uptake of WiiU in Japan. Bit worrying for Nintendo if thats all they can shift in their home turf. Fingers crossed the holiday sales will give it a boost.

TheOtherVitaOwner973d ago

Considering this is supposed to be Nintendo's big blockbuster game for the holidays I think Nintendo should be very worried

Theyellowflash30973d ago


- Why should Nintendo be very worried about one regions sales?

It was just in Japan, and 3D Mario games always sell better in America than Japan, so I don't think Nintendo has anything to be worried about.

Not only that, but since when was 100K bad for a system with 1 million units sold?

come_bom973d ago

Less then expected sales for FF13-3.
3DS in front of the pack without surprise.
Crap sales for Xbox.
Expected more sales for Super Mario 3D World and WiiU.
... and quite a nose dive for Vita TV sales.

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vishmarx973d ago

did someone mention it outsold mario?

knifefight971d ago

Outselling a title that bombs isn't much of an accomplishment.

Mario 3D World has the lowest Japanese sales numbers of any Mario title ever. It's far, far below projections and expectations. So doing better than a disappointment? That doesn't really mean anything.

MightyNoX973d ago

Not as long as Toriyama has anything to say about it. He'll keep shoving Lightining in every entry till the end of time.

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Blastoise973d ago (Edited 973d ago )

Take the hint Square Enix

Even the Japanese have had enough

Edit: The Vita outsold the Wii U, even with Super Mario 3D World's release. Didn't expect that

Godmars290973d ago

Still, not a good thing that Vita TV dipped the way it did. Would have expected it to match if not sell more than the PSV.

Blastoise973d ago

Yeah the Vita TV took a bit of a nose-dive, I suppose with all the new releases this week nobody over there bothered with it.

araman973d ago (Edited 973d ago )

Budget was low for this game and they reused assets, I doubt they will take much of a hit financially on this. It will be viewed as a "success" if they so much as make a penny/yen over the development costs.

Chrono973d ago

It looks better than XIII though, but of course it won't sell more, because it is a sequel to a sequel, it's only aimed at those who finished the previous two games and liked them.

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