What does it mean for Sony's next-gen console, really? An educating read on the truth of the matter.
here we go again......
I hardly think so. I can't see FF XIII sales split down the middle on this. More like 70 - 30 in favour of the PS3.
FFXIII isn't even the biggest PS3 game lol. Maybe for Japan it is but not everywhere else. These articles are getting old.
M=Money S=Sex That makes MS *they keep reporducing money*
I agree although I had trouble saying the same thing for the past 2 years and even had it worst the last 6 months. Being attacked for saying what you're saying for the last 6 months having PS3's "lineup list" with FF being the "Crown jewel" slapped in my face, it is refreshing to hear you say that. I remember around the start of this year FF13 was believed (by Sony fans) to be the crushing unstoppable force MSFT could not face.
final fantasy wasnt the crown jewel until it was announced for the 360, then suddenly we had a ton of 360 owners actually liking the game and not saying it was gay anymore. it was never the biggest ps3 exclusive until ps3 lost it, and its only 360 for life people that say so.
The REAL question is...CAN FFXIII sell on the 360.
Look at the sales of the PS3 and it has no indication of failing it's on pace to be 2nd place this generation. The GTA4 multiplatform, Gears amazing graphics, Halo 3 biggest seller didn't kill the PS3, so FFXIII isn't going to hurt the PS3 that much. PS3 has way more real exclusive games. If anyone is in danger it's Microsoft's 360. They have no dependable 1st party, so they have to spend so much for 3rd party support and exclusives. FFXIII is multiplatform isn't coming for a while and that was Microsoft's big annoucement at E3.
ff13 HAD to be the biggest game just because it would of been the FIRST exclusive RPG. maybe not sales wise, but importance wise?.... yes. @ zo6- oh i know next to nothing about RPG's then lol, but FF would of been THEE ps3 RPG ya know.
Its not its first exclusive RPG, that would be folklore.
no FFXIII Going Multiplatform Spells, FFXIII Going Multiplatform Spells lol! my joke FTW
PS3 version: a) 1 year before(in japan). b) on 1 BD. c) on reliable hardware. d) with FREE online. e) with FFXIIIv on PS3 and FFAgito on psp(IF you want to feel FULL experience of FFXIII world - get PS3/psp). f) on quiet blu-ray drive. g) on habitual joypad for FF games. h) with no compressed textures and sound. Why people wouldn`t get PS3 version? Unless they have only x360.. But on x360, Lost odyssey(was considered to be rival to FF) barely crossed 600k in NA/Europe, ant that game was EXCLUSIVE. FFXIII was meant to be ON PS3, x360 got ONLY a NAME, but at what quality... And FF is a BIG game, it will take 50GB on PS3, you must be a blind fanboy, if you expect, that the game will fit on 4 dvds and won`t be reduced in quality. Btw, GTA4 sold good on x360, yes, BUT that wasn`t JRPG and both version came on 1 disc, Now people have an alternative. Overall, time will show. I expect FFXIII to sell 9 mln. for PS3 and 1 mln. for x360. Maybe, after going multi, some x360 owners won`t buy PS3 (for now), BUT to get FULL experience of FFXIII world, you still will have to get the ps3 version. The game was developed FOR PS3 last 2 years..
well, FF isn't the biggest RPG in japan. Dragon Quest is.
agreed sick to death of this most FF lovers have got a PS3 already now and when FF left nintendo did nintendo die?? or are they selling twice as much as competition every week without it?
LMAO .. kids.
I got a better idea for an article: "A year from now, when the PS3 totally gains massive ground and contains an even bigger library of exclusive quality software, Will all the Bulls**t articles like the one above finally f'n disappear???"
How come everytime something like this happens it's always is this the end of this system. Get a life, Blu Ray still isn't the end of 360, and this is not the end of PS3. So no.
...*facepalm* So one game is going to end the PS3? GTA didn't do it, Devil May Cry didn't do it...I mean seriously. -__- WTF are these people smoking?
Did the other games going multi-plat kill Sony yet? .... NO!!!
by the looks of it all the other exclusives coming to the ps3 are bigger and stronger blockbusters than FFXIII by far! *Blade and soul* anyone?
I don't understand people have to realize that the game is also on PS3. It won't kill the PS3 because it is Multi-platform. If it was an XBOX exclusive then it would kill the PS3 in Japan, but it is not.
FF13 360 changed the idustry *hard trut below* people no longer trust devs
Is that really fair?, SE has been talking about wanting in the western market, no matter what console back in 2007. Why don't you trust devs?, the FF series has always been multi platform. I'm surprized you don't feel this way about other SE published games coming to the 360.
You would be right except SE had repeatedly stated in the past that FF13 was a PS3 exclusive. That's the main problem.
That's besides the point, when you read my post. FF has always been a multi platform franchise, this kid doesn't have the right to be upset. Many Japanese devs most likely thought PS3 would have won the war. The kid above my original post does not have to compete with other major companies staying competitive by making money. I don't trust devs any more or any less because *Ken Levine* was making contradicting statements about BioShock. You guys are talking like the 3rd party company Square Enix was betraying your friendships when they announced a 3rd party game on another platform.
Thats not really beside the point, that IS the point. He feels Square lied to him, so he wont trust them anymore. However, I see your point, and in their position I'd probably do the same thing. As many of us have been hearing development is coasting a butt load, and publishers need to diversify to make money. I think everyone wins on this one.
people no longer know english.
well... FFXIII multiplat = Less ps3's sold = Less people to play with on psn. But thats not the real reason we get upset. It's because we knew that the xbox360 and microsoft would mess with the FFXIII game in one way or an other. Now Ps3 owners have to wait for the game untill the xbox360 version is ready, also we still fear that the PS3 version will have less content just because the xbox360 has an storage space issue. Thats why people that think for themselves care...
@ 2.2 - Orakga That was my main problem with S-E announcing a 360 version of FFXIII. I don't care that it's getting ported to the 360, more power to 360 owners. What annoyed me was S-E repeatedly confirming since before the PS3's release that the game was going to be exclusive. Then all of a sudden, *pop*, it's on the 360 as well. They should have announced a 360 version long beforehand in my own opinion. It's obvious that S-E had been considering the possibility of a 360 version for at least 5-6 months. My problem is that they never came forward and said anything, they only kept reiterating that the game was a PS3 exclusive, giving PS3 and potential PS3 owners something to really look forward to having only on their console. But whatever, what's past is past. I bought my PS3 about a month after launch with the full intention of buying FFXIII on PS3, and that's the version I and millions of others will make.
all becuase an asian comapny sold there souls the vg idustry changed HAHHA MS RULE$$$$$$$
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i like ms becuase they created such amaing segration before all consoles wer made by asian comapny now all american can buy 360 i like xbox becuase it will make segration stronger. whites on once side,the rest on the other? I KID????
theirs alot more to America than just whitey : )
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"all becuase an asian comapny sold there souls the vg idustry changed" can i count capcom too? two of the biggest...
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I don't really think so, but it certainly will hurt them. It'll have a bigger hardware sales/software sales boost for Sony than it will for Microsoft but I can't have imagined many 360 owners purchasing PlayStation 3's for this game when it was PS3 exclusive, although it will be a nice thing for them to now check out the game/franchise on their platform. I think PS3 fans were more annoyed and angered rather than 360 owners getting excited about the game, which goes to show exactly how the pendulum swings on this particular franchise. It's an interesting paradox, PS3 owners bought their console hoping for JRPG's and 360 owners believed they'd get little and couldn't care less hence of their platform choice. And look where we are today! Hardly anything on the PS3 but 360 owners getting more than they asked for, and arguably, more than they care for whereas PS3 fans are pulling their hair over Square Enix's hypocrisy over Star Ocean 4's anonymity on Sony's platform. I think Sony made some hurtful decisions in their designing of the PS3 short-term, hence their install base, but might, might, be a blessing in disguise in the future. Only time will tell. They have alot to do.
that was a great, honest and unbiased post meus............nice work. i agree with what you said!
Sad, but true..
in few words. x360 is 2,5 years on the market, it has additional 1 year for developement. ps3 is only 1,5 year on the market. In first year x360 got: Enchanted Arms(timed) In first year PS3 got: Enhanted Arms(multi) Folklore(ex) In second year x360 got: Eternal Sonata(timed) Blue Dragon(ex) In second year PS3 got: Disgaea 3(ex) Eternal Sonata(multi) Valkyrie Chronicles(ex) It`s ONLY because x360 has 1 year of advantage. NEXT year, PS3 will regain it`s power. These games came during first 2 years of x360 life on PS2: Wild Arms 4 Grandia 3 Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Fantasy XII Tales of Legendia Valkyrie Profile 2 Tales of the Abyss Suikoden V Rogue Galaxy Disgaea 2 Persona 3 Odin Sphere So, there was NO problem with jrpg on Sony platform. Yes, x360 is a KING of jrpg in 2008, on 3rd year of it`s life, BUT this year will end, and will new one come, which will bring A LOT jrpgs to PS3.
Very good comments, sir. Agree + bubbles.
By suggesting that sony made a misstep you have savaged your bubbles and earnt a 1:1 agree/disagree ration bubbles to you sir!
@ 3.0 - Meus Renaissance Another interesting point about JRPGs on the 360 is that they don't do overly well. Not to say that they don't sell, but I don't think they sell as well as they could on a Japanese console. This is the sole reason that Square-Enix is releasing FF13 only on the PS3 in Japan, because there's such a small chance of sales on 360, it completely precludes the notion of a 360 version. Overseas, I have no doubt that there will be many a unit moved of FF13 on 360, but I'm betting the bulk of sales will still be on the PS3.
MS can buy the world!!!!!!!!!!!!! MS might win the war.... if they drop the price
it will hurt sony a lil but it will still move hardware cause most of the sales come from japan and ff vs. 13 is still exclusive. the end of ps3???? cmon now... use your brain.
No, it doesn't. Like Bombibomb said, it isn't the biggest game as much as it is in Japan. These articles are getting really dumb and old.
Thats absolutely ridiculous of course its not gonna b the end if Sony thought for a second that Final Fantasy goin multi-plat would "spell the END for the Ps3" would they of not paid SE ££££ to keep it exclusive? Sony r busy with other exclusives they dont need 2 worry 2 much about this, HELL i wasnt even plannin on buy FFXIII Stupid article PS3FTW WOOT WOOT WOOT
the game is exclusive to the PS3 in Japan...this game doesn't appeal to casual gamers, so across the world, any self respecting final fantasy fan will clearly choose the PS3 version considering it's only on one disc......Final Fantasy XIII versus is exclusive to the PS3, and they're releasing Final Fantasy VII advent children complete on Blu-Ray (360 doesn't play Blu-Rays....just in case....idiot)...with a demo of the game.........so actually...it should be titled "is this the end for Microsoft Game Studios???"...because they keep spending money on bullsh!t that doesn't really help them, with very little profit to show for it....
Yeah your right;) The PS3 doesn't need just one or two games to survive... (Hmm...the xBox 360??? It's only got two big games to rely on...Halo + Gears...SAD THAT!!!) ;-D (+There on P.C anyway+Better Versions to!!!) ;-D
really? again? these are getting old. it's not the end or beginning for either console, life will go on.
People are making a little too much out of this. MS didn't steel the game they just got Square to share.
It doesn't spell the end for PS3, it spells the end of Final Fantasy taking advantage of a single piece of hardware. Yes, XIII is built for PS3 and everything, whatever, but what about XIV? Basically, Square Enix have done a real diservice to future games, not XIII, by saying they are willing to have multiplatform games rather than take advantage of 1 console. This isn't about 360 vs PS3, it's about a series that has been built for 1 console since it started, going multiplatform for profits.
Final Fantasy started on the Nintendo Entertainment System. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... I dont see the problem with it being multiplatform. Unless you are a fanatic who is butthurt about the console you dont own getting this game too. Look at multiplatfrom games right now. Most of them only have minor differences in graphics in performance. How can anybody seriously hate on SquareEnix for trying to maximize profits and expand it's audience? No Final Fantasy going multiplatform won't kill the PS3. But it should help the 360. Edit: Obama. Nobody ever said that FF13 would be downgraded due to the 360. Last time I checked 360 development won't even start until the japanese version of FF13 is complete. You can put RPG's on multiple discs. I seem to remember a certain FF7 being on multiple CD's with the PS1. Plus developers are saying the best way to go multiplatform is to make a game on PS3 first then port it to the 360.
"This isn't about 360 vs PS3, it's about a series that has been built for 1 console since it started, going multiplatform for profits." Not sure what you mean by that kinda confused. Since the FF Series started on Nintendo consoles then moved over to the PlayStation consoles starting with FFVII. Or by series do you mean FFXIII? Where it started w/ PS3 and went multi just for more profits? ------------ But anyway on topic though, no doesnt spell the end for the PS3 as the good fellows over at Microsoft hope it does
I completely agree. I have lost some interest in ff 13 already ever since I know that it will be downgraded by the 360. Well, let's see what white knight story by level 5 can do :D.
@8.1 and 8.2. You guys clearly misunderstood his post when he refers to "Final Fantasy on a single console" Everybody and their mom knows FF was a Nintendo exclusive back in the days. Infact, my favorite FF of all time is still FFVI on SNES. The point pirate is making is that in history, every single FF game was created exclusive to one console. Whether it's FFVI on the SNES, or FFVII on the PS1 or FFX on the PS2. The FACT is that they utilized and pushed the boundaries of the single console they worked on. Now FFXIII is multiplatform, what does the future hold for the future FF games? They will most likely now be multiplatform as well and not utilize one console's power. They will be split in developement, hence losing the essence of what Final Fantasy started out as.
What he probably means is that each game in the series was developed and released on a single system in the past (and ports usually followed much later), therefore allowing development to focus on traits of the one system it was being developed for. For example, the SNES Final Fantasies didn't haven't worry about Sega's machine. Instead, Squaresoft only needed to focus on how to maximize the SNES hardware. Similarly, FF7 didn't have to worry about the N64 (and its 64MB storage space constraint) and were thus able to maximize the PS's traits (huge CD storage!!).
Ah gotcha, that makes more sense now And you put it that way then yea I agree how each FF game was known for taking advantage of the consoles hardware and pushing it pretty far. I remember back when FFX came out it was the best looking PS2 game at the time, then FFXII and became one of the best looking PS2 games at the time along side of MGS3 & GOW2. So now with XIII being multi, who knows what's going to happen now, and the whole...what if the game was still exclusive and how it would look/play compared to "now" (speaking from the future XD) Kinda like when people think... what if GTAIV was still exclusive, how the in game world would probably be bigger and we'd have more to do & explore compared to what we have now. But oh well in the end, I'm still going to get this game as well as Versus XIII, it's not like the game isn't coming out for PS3 lol
So because is coming to the 360 FFXIII is crap? Ur a sorry immature individual, I thought you were mature....I guess I was wrong. Obama 08
Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance was on X Box, and the sales were EPIC failure. So FFXIII on 360 selling is in question.
Yeah this particular title FFXIII might not be hampered by multiplatform, since the 360 one is being developed later. But the question is the future Final Fantasies if they are going to be developed multiplatfrom from the ground up. Again this is not saying that the PS3 version is crap or the 360 version is crap. I'm just saying that it's not the same anymore for FF titles.
Does FFXIII Going Multiplatform Spell the End for PS3? The answer is no. It is good that 360 owner will get this game but people will still go for the PS3 version because of Versus 13 and with Agito VIII going to the PSP it will push sales towards the PS3 and with brand loyalty I will say it will do far better on PS3 all the 360 version did is lower what the PS3 would get. Reading the articles reassures me that FFXIII won't be compromised for the PS3 but might with the 360 as they are porting the 360 version not from the PC build but with from the PS3 build so it will be interesting how it will turn out.
I mean like really they act like it aint coming to the ps3, lol. Anyways, "WhaTZzZzZzZz UpPpPpPpPpPpPpP", lol. q:)
how do you figure that? its still going to be on the ps3
It spells the end of 3rd party exclusives. Im happy I will get a chance to play FFXIII on my 360, because I don't have money right now for a ps3. I saved myself $400.
It just makes me think about how much FFXIII will really sell. I'm actually a little worried about it. I mean, it REALLY has to be great. It also has to be advertised a crap-ton. Every FF game after VII has sold less and less... Edit : Why disagree? Its a fact they sold less after FFVII. I'm a FF fan myself, and its my right to be worried about how much it sells, especially if it's really expensive to make.
The 360 version is invisible right now. It is not tangible and the eyes can't even see it. It could be the worst PORT in the history of Square Enix (crosses fingers). Stop talking about a game that is indeed a PORT and not even in freakin' development or coming out in Japan. :)
No, FFversusXIII is still ps3 exclusive, you have to go SONY for the complete FF experience, and another multiplatform on the 360 won't help M$ either.
wait a minute.... Microsoft was the one desperate in having something huge because their software line wasn't strong enough to compete with the PS3 line up, so I won't say that about FF going multi, in any case I would say that with titles like Bioshock....... uh oh