80°
Submitted by fathoms 514d 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  +   514d 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  +   514d 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.
#1.1 (Edited 514d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
DarkBlood  +   514d ago
well your not wrong, they stated to be doing that with ff15 as well i think.
wishingW3L  +   514d 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.
#1.2 (Edited 514d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
ritsuka666  +   514d ago
Square finally got some payback and the people themselves have spoken of how horrible the trilogy Nova cristallis was as a whole.
moegooner88  +   514d ago
Can't wait for Lightning Returns, game looks awesome.
guruparthi  +   514d ago
I think we should be waiting
rlacorne  +   513d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Mortal Kombat X may be the best in the series and is only £13.29 on PC

36m ago - Dealspwn: Mortal Kombat X is one of the most discounted new releases I've ever seen and is only £... | PC
30°

Guide: Best Mario Kart 8 Combinations

1h ago - A comprehensive guide to the best Mario Kart 8 vehicle combinations. | Wii U
Ad

Visit CGMagazine: The Culture of Games

Now - CGM is for the mature audience of comics and games that wants more out of their media than just a review score. | Promoted post
30°

Eastside Hockey Manager Preview (Invision Game Community)

1h ago - Eastside Hockey Manager: Early Access offers fans the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simu... | PC
40°

Ziggurat Review - BGU

1h ago - Jay Parnis of BGU writes "Regardless of what minor aspects I've mentioned as gripes with the syst... | PC
40°

ReadersGambit | Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Review)

1h ago - Ganking, hardcore lag and massive hitboxes. Thats right, Dark souls 2 is back with a makeover and... | PS4