Every week the Japanese magazine Famitsu as their readers which games they want most. With those results the magazine makes a top 15. For months FF XIII has always been on number 1.
They must have gotten tired of waiting for so long like the rest of the world.
being so far from release date its done well. Especially considering franchises like dragon quest and pokemon are much bigger in Japan.
If ff13 like ff12 it will be suck Also ff13 has NO MP system. Digusting digusting Square Enix
Multiplayer or Magic points?
No Magic Point system because they are lazy
What about a world map? There hasn't been one since the Playstation One days (FFIX) and it is very important to me that they include one in FFXIII. Surely the PS3/360 can allow them to get this part right.
Cant wait for Resident Evil 5!
Maybe the japanese lost some respect for Square Enix after their recent 360 abominations.
Wow the MP system is just called the cost system now you don't have to freak out because its no longer called MP.
pretty sure ff12 was awsome
There was no MP in FF8, either. That was handled by the magic draw system, which I enjoyed.
7. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (360, Square Enix) 8. Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3, Square Enix) wtf?
I wonder if the Japanese feel abondones that STart Ocean 4 is no longer on a playstation consoles The cobnsoel fans have been playing on it for all their life
Star Ocean 4 is 2 months away from release and recently there's been a ton of Star Ocean 4 info/screenshots. There hasn't been nearly as much info on Versus XIII lately, while there's been more coverage on FFXIII because it's coming out first and further ahead in development, so it kinda makes sense that Star Ocean 4 might be higher than Versus XIII regardless of the console it's coming out on.
I have no idea what the hell Versus XIII is about, but Star Ocean 4 looks like a good game.
not much is really known about FF Versus , where as SO4 has had alot of coverage and info thrown out to the public lately.. funny that the Japanese are still looking forward to The Last Remnant..lol
@Kigmal funny you get negatives for saying SO4 is going to be a good game. FYI jpn gamers don't care what system there fav game is on, they will buy it, they are not console loyal. like the rest of the world seems to be. if they were, then the 360 would have never moved even 10,000 systems. -nai-
have you played SO3 b4? it rocked so much.
Ha. Nai fits right in with all those "sales" nut jobs that thinks America is "the rest of the world". Do you live in Japan? Do you know what they think and feel everyday? Do know what anybody but you and your friends think and feel about consoles everyday? I'm going with no. I'm sure there are some brand loyalists in Japan and I'm sure you don't know them.
@ ^^^ you say i cant talk yet you turn around say i asure you there is. come on, your just being arrogant. -nai-
whats with all the disagrees on kigmal just for saying star ocean 4 looks like a good game? im gona go so far as to say it looks like an awsome game. bring on the disagrees!! PS GO NAI!!!!!
Remember that games closer to release will naturally be more popular as excitement builds up to the release date. That's possibly what happened to the swap in positions between #1 and #2.
It's flip flopped between DQ and FF for some time. Yes FF has been up there more recently but that's because of all the attention it's been getting. Now that Dragon Quest is getting close to release one would think they'd get more excited about a soon to be game rather than one they need to wait even longer for. edit: 13. Ninokuni: The Another World (NDS, Level 5) I'm looking forward to that one too! Level 5 & Studio Ghibli ^^
Yes and well... What does this mean exactly? FFXIII is still the nr.2 in Japan. I guess some PS3 fans mean to extract from this that the point that FFXIII also comes to the 360 isn't important anymore. Which is pretty funny. "but but teh game is stolen from our Playstation! They stole it! Awwww now teh game isn't so important anymore to me... Really... It isn't... Really really really!" Keep crying that to yourself PS3 fantards, you might cry yourself asleep tonight again.
This means the same as for fanboys that keep looking for stupid articles saying that the PS3's a sinking ship when is not... Nothing. But this actually proves my point that DQ series is bigger than FF series in Japan while everybody have been telling me that I'm wrong. Besides, this game is a Japan exclusive and if it does bad the only one that's going to get hurt is the PS3 in the eyes of Square. Expect even less support if this game does bad in Japan so, sonyboys pray for this FF game to do well...
Yeah, well, the 360 has no games and Microsoft are more concerned with getting streaming movies off the ground.
You are a fanboy. Already we have some cause to question your intelligence. On top of that you say that FF13 going to the 360 makes PS3 fans in JAPAN unhappy... Son, it is still PS3 exclusive in Japan.
"but but teh game is stolen from our Playstation! They stole it! Awwww now teh game isn't so important anymore to me... Really... It isn't... Really really really!" Why must Xbots always depict us PS3ers just as stupid as themselves?
"Keep crying that to yourself PS3 fantards, you might cry yourself asleep tonight again." I'm crying after I read the level of intelligence behind that butchered sentence...
Hopefully it can still give the PS3 the boost it so desperately needs in Japan, but after the hardware numbers from WKC cant really expect too much
"Hopefully it can still give the PS3 the boost it so desperately needs in Japan, but after the hardware numbers from WKC cant really expect too much" The PS3 needs a "desperate" boost in Japan? Ummm.... NO it doesn't. PS3 sales have been around the 30,000 unit mark weekly and higher ever since the new 80GB PS3 bundles came out. I think you meant to say "Hopefully Star Ocean 4 can give the 360 the boost that it desperately needs in Japan". With the amount of JRPG's the 360 has, it should be selling much more. You shouldn't question Final Fantasy XIII's ability to push PS3 hardware in Japan because it WILL.
Lmfao! Desperate push? What, are you serious? What desperate push do you speak of?
I hope you know the PS3 outsells the 36o in Japan at a ratio of 3:1 and 2:1 at times >_>
Omega got it wrong, the 360 is the desperate one.....
But just watch when FFXIII is release, how much hardware it pushes over there...
I see the SDF as usual thinks Sony only needs to beat MS to win.. However that is not the case. You children are forgetting the Wii. Which beats down the PS3 far more than the PS3 beats the 360.. Please no fanboy BS about it doesnt count as a console because you personally do not own one.. That makes no difference. Also WKS flopped hard in Japan.. The last big game for PS3 couldnt even manage to outsell Animal crossing by more than 50k and AC has been out for months. I knew it would flop though. No AAA game goes as long AS WKS did without showing anything about the game but thats exactly what they did. When the developer doesnt even hype the game it never ends up being AAA.
released on the 360 in Japan. Guy above is not even a stealth troll. Learn from Snake my friend.
the wii is ignored because it is convenient to ignore it. If it wasn't ignored then all these fights between the ps3 and 360 would be rendered useless and we all know fanboys love a good argument. People in the know realise that of course the wii is competing but just leave the fanboys to it. Their ignorance is not going to change the market. If you don't think the wii competes then ask yourself this. The ps2 was at 8 million in Japan at the same point in its life as the ps3. The ps3 has sold just over 2 million. Where have these 6 million sales gone? The answer is clear whether you like to admit it or not.
Who is talking about the Wii here????
some were thinking Xbox 360. The game doesn't come out over there on the 360.
Yeah the PS3 needs saving in Japan, much like how Blu-Ray is doomed am I correct? Is it me or they just keep getting stupider and stupider.
Isn't 'stupider' not even a correct word? rofl.
No one is forgetting the wii. No one will deny that the wii is doing amazing. The fact is, is that it is a really cheap console. So considering that all consoles (better SKU's such as 80GB PS3 or 60 GB 360) get to its price range, the people who bought the wii will buy by PS3's or 360's. I love the wii as much as any other person, but it remains a party console. IMO it is not fun to play it by yourself. Well, that's my analysis.
once K2 releases it'll all be downhill for 360 from then on.
just like June 12 2008? shut up anyways we all know you are a XBOX fanboy
wake up Omega 4. Go look at the price of 360 in JP vs. PS3. You will agree with me.
FFXIII has gained alot of hype. And it'll sell well on launch.
Squeenix needs to quit with all of these DS games and flops they been making. They need to make a true next gen Dragon Warrior before the switched from the Series name change. Thats when the series was great. I like the series from 1 through 4 so much I had to give myself this screen name. I heard there was a part 5 but they never released it on the NES in America. Im sure it was just as good.
They are making a next gen Dragon QUEST.. WARRIOr is a name it was given just for the US and that was dropped long long ago. They are making it for the Wii though. I guess they just dont want to risk another flop on Flopstation 3. Lair,Haze,LBP,Resistance 2 and now WKS.. Why would they even want to release a PS3 game when PS3 owners care more about movies and dont even buy the games they hype as AAA must own??
@voice of reason R2 flopped? Gemme proof. It sold over a million and got good scores. LBP flopped? It sold over 1.5 million and is one of the highest rated exclusives...EVER. Go do some research before you open your mouth. WKC sold over 200k in Japan in the first 3 days. That isn't a flop either. No one likes you. Get your tired ass home.
Anyone who knows anything about Japanese gamers knows that Dragon Quest has always been more popular than Final Fantasy. While Final Fantasy games change like the seasons, DQ games are very traditional in their approach which is the main appeal it has to Japanese gamers.
japanese gamers know what they want and that is a furure proof and a reliebale console one aswell :)
To say "see Square? This is what you get for alienating fans and not getting this thing out quick enough! Stupid closed-theatre showings...this is what you deserve!" But guess what? It's number two and no where near release and...DQ is another Square-Enix published game...*sigh* bastards.
If this is really a shock to anyone, you really have no idea what you’re talking about… Japanese are not into “easy” “basic” but supposed “hardcore” games like FPS. Pretty much everything on the lolBox does not interest the Japanese. The Japanese average IQ is more then 10% of Americans, we “dummy’s” in the US need “simple” games like FPS’s that require no though process, just reflexes. The second they announced FFXIII was on the lolBox everyone knew they would “dummy” it up, so the Japanese lost interest. PS in Japan its 1. Pokemon 2. Dragon Quest 3. Final Fantasy
Guess that makes it no longer the most popular game anywhere.
I bet that since SE abandoned its loyalty to Sony and went multiplatform...they lost some of their fanbase...they pretty much shot themselves in the foot IMO by making that move....
Possible. But one thing to realize is that SE doesn't give a flying crap about its fanbase or supporters.
Killzone 2 won't save ps3 so don't count on it. You pathetic droids go cry to mummy maybe she'll give you lot some hot milk and tuck you droids to sleep.
Hot milk is gross you sicko.
February 27 wait wait wait bots play with FF , your kidding there busy playing halo , gears and watching fake HD from netflix ... bots are funny..
Ha, they'll release some footage/info and it'll go back up. It's a poll, hardly something that would cause SE any concerns.
Star Ocean 4 is suppose to be a 360 "exclusive", right? Then why doesn't the boxart have the "ONLY ON 360" label. Hmmm..weird, don't cha' think? Then again, Bioshock had the "ONLY ON 360" label and look at it now. ;D Going to buy the PS3 version for $40 at Best Buy this weekend. Star Ocean games are good..but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it being released on the PS3 a year later.
Bioshock didn't have the "only on 360" logo on it. It also came out on PC at launch. Mass Effect did though, and look what happened with that. I also think SO:4 will come out for the PS3.
BioShock did, at least in the UK.
on the Limited Edition version. Not quite sure about the standard version. And Ditto on the topic of SO4/PS3.
This is silly. Dragon Quest is more popular than Final Fantasy in Japan. There ya go. Once IX is released, it'll go back to the first spot.
After Final Fantasy XII, I'm really not all that interested in Final Fantasy. It's going to take some strong reviews and some serious word-of-mouth to convince me to pick FFXIII up. That, or the bargain bin.
FF 13 might suck, the game looks kind of fruity if you know what I mean. FF 13 Versus is the game to look out for, that looks more gritty.
look at the numbers boy... 203k on 3 days ain't no flop... it sold even more than Wii's ToS' first week ok? We all know how big Tales is there in Japan, or at least bigger than Level5 LOL...