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Submitted by fathoms 461d ago | opinion piece

Lightning Returns Debuts In Japan, And The Signs Are Clear

The latest Final Fantasy debuted in Japan to lower-than-expected sales, but the long-time fans aren't surprised at all. Who else predicted this? (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

porkChop  +   461d ago
If I'm not mistaken, didn't XIII-2 sell poorly as well? Way worse than XIII? Can't understand why they continued with the XIII series even with all the red flags.
zeal0us  +   461d ago
FF13 sold 6million+(over a 3-4year period btw) while FF13-2 sold 3.2million+(over a 1-2 year period).

They keep continued the FF13 saga because so many people brought FF13. Even though 13-2 didn't sell as well as its predecessor it still was profitable for them. However I expect 13-3 sells to be lower than that of 13-2. However SE probably will do this with every popular future FF title.
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DarkBlood  +   461d ago
well your not wrong, they stated to be doing that with ff15 as well i think.
wishingW3L  +   461d ago
they already have the engine and the assets, so making these sequels should cost much less than the first game. Another thing to take into account is that if they keep making them it's because they're making some profit, otherwise they wouldn't waste their time.

But seriously, it's hard to believe that FF13-2 sold 3 millions... Although a far-cry from the 7 millions of the original.
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ritsuka666  +   461d ago
Square finally got some payback and the people themselves have spoken of how horrible the trilogy Nova cristallis was as a whole.
moegooner88  +   461d ago
Can't wait for Lightning Returns, game looks awesome.
guruparthi  +   461d ago
I think we should be waiting
rlacorne  +   461d ago
Of course sequels of sequels are gonna sell less... That doesn't mean that "S-E IS DYING AND SHOULD BURN AND GIVE US BACK OUR MONEY BECAUSE WE'RE ENTITLED FANS"

They're still selling a whole lot more than many devs/publishers and their games, while changing, are far from being poorly made products.

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