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Microsoft: Final Fantasy XIII will sell more on Xbox 360

FinalFantasy-XIII.net: In reponse to the latest February NPD game / hardware sales figures for the US, Microsoft has commented on "formerly Sony-exclusive series'" expecting them to sell more on the Xbox 360 in the future. This includes the recently released Resident Evil 5 as well as Final Fantasy XIII.

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blodulv3076d ago

I think MS might be jumping the gun just a little bit regarding FFXIII?

StephanieBBB3076d ago

IMHO, I think that with all the exclusives the PS3 is going to spurt out acoupled with a price cut will make it sky-rocket worldwide. And if Microsoft can't get that 360 selling 3x better than the PS3 in japan they can pretty much kiss that 1 year FFXIII sales advance goodbye.

I don't think this will happen but who knows. At GDC or E3 we will have a more clear picture im sure.

Ninja-Sama3076d ago

And it will probably sell more there than anywhere else most likely.

ape0073076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

1-at the time ff13 release ps3 will be at 299$ which will make it sell like hotcakes for a long time

2-resi5 and sf4 sold more on ps3(world wide),even without price cut

3-the multidisk factor:360 version will probably be 4 or 5 disks(remember lost odessy),no one want his favorite rpg game to be on multidisk on their system,let alone the probability of disks being scratched(no fanboyism)

4-there's a big chance that ff13 on ps3 is the suporior version,built up on the cell

5-final fantasy is alaways known as a ps brand title,ff on 360 feels wierd

6-japan....no need to say anything,you all know it and....ps3+japan+price cut...........EXPLOSION

HDgamer3076d ago

Versus XIII is exclusive on the ps3, two games on that platform which is one more than the 360's platform.

animboo3076d ago

bought their ps3 for the final fantasy series..
well for me it was actually my reason for getting the ps3, and alot of ps3 owners i know also has that reasoning..so i think it will still do better in ps3 as compared to xbox 360..

chaosatom3076d ago

I don't know about US tho. They could be same or different depending on how cheap ps3 is and how big the install base has gotten.

There is LOTS of time before FF13 even releases.

ape0073076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

BUBBLES TO HD GAMER

that was one strong point,how the hell ape forgot that

mmm I collected bananas and life baloons all night yesterday at the jungle,im tired

where's that old cranky? payback is a b****,I'll throw an explosive barrle right to his face,he disterb my dance..... DON-KEY-KONG YEAHHHH

:)

TheTwelve3076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

A true demonstration as to how lost and delusional S-E has become in recent years. Sad. They're smoked so many Microsoft joints, they can't even see through the haze anymore.

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EDIT: My bad---I thought SQUARE-ENIX said this. Microsoft said this? Oh, ok...well, Microsoft is just stupid. =)

GiantEnemyFlop3076d ago

no one ,i mean no one in the right mind who LOVE Final Fantasy franchise will go and buy it on the 360 with multi disk when there are a superior version in one disk

specially when there is another huge title (versus) is exclusive to the ps3 with namura name on it

DarK-SilV3076d ago

If ff13 sell more on X360,then I assure you that MS bought these copies,there just no way they going to sell more on X360,most FF games sell like 1.5 million in Japan the first week(FFx,ff12).

Aclay3076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

I totally agree with "Ninja-Sama".

Final Fantasy XIII is still exclusive to the PS3 in Japan, and I also think that it'll sell more in Japan alone than in Europe and the United States combined... JRPG's outside of Japan have done pretty poorly in sales this gen.

And it's not like that there's been multiple JRPG's on the 360 that have sold over a million copies, so why would FFXIII be any different? Final Fantasy XIII will DEFINITELY sell more on the PS3, and it will sell more mainly because of the Japanese PS3 exclusive release.

iamtehpwn3076d ago

Has Even one of them broke the Million mark yet? Lost Odyssey came close, that game is damn fine though.

Final Fantasy XIII will sell more on Playstation 3 in NA and PAL.

GUNS N SWORDS3076d ago

hmmmmmm, this sounds like ms could be pushing for exclusive dlc.

eagle213076d ago

Everyone knows most sales for FF are in Japan. PS3 has that in the bag. I think MS is feeling the pinch from the xbox division and Aaron Greenturd's head will roll first if the results stay this mediocre.

gaffyh3076d ago

FF fans who want to keep their collections steady will (and should) buy this on the PS3 (because since FF7 the main games have been on PS formats). Some RPG fans may buy it on 360, especially in the US, cos MS has been very clever and they have A LOT of RPGs on their system that are good.

BUT, FF is known for selling very very well in Japan, more than any other territory. And it is exclusive on PS3 in Japan = more sales. FFX sold a million copies in the first week, and shifted A LOT of consoles. I personally will get this on whichever console it releases on first, if that's 360 or PS3 don't care. But if it's simultaneous I'll definitely try and get the PS3 version.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3076d ago

These guys just won't quit will they.

TheTwelve3076d ago

Guns + Swords---that's a point. But even if Microsoft got exclusive DLC, it wouldn't sell more than the PS3 version.

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No Way3076d ago

All of the sudden, multiple disks is a problem..

gaffyh3076d ago

@No Way - Multiple discs is a problem, if you have both consoles and you need to choose between two versions of the game. 4+ DVDs or 1 Blu-ray? I know which one I'd choose. Although I don't mind switching discs (i also don't care about installs either), when you have a choice between the two, why wouldn't you choose the Blu-Ray version?

Spydiggity3076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

but it's unlikely a FF game will do better on 360 than ps3. maybe after a generation of multiplat releases. but the first one? doubtful.

then again, it was huge news for 360 owners when they found out they were getting 13. who knows. it'll probably be pretty close in the US, but elsewhere...not likely.

EDIT: to address the ppl saying "multiple discs vs one bluray." i would agree that fewer discs are better if not for the fact that you have massive load times on ps3 with big games. if i had a choice between MGS being one disc with 7 minute load times between each section or being able to spend 3 seconds swapping discs, i'll happily swap discs. some of the blu-ray load times are awful. i never understood the disc argument. it's just another way for fanboys to try to one up ppl that don't own their console. are ppl so fat and out of shape that getting up to change a disc is really a big deal? i think sitting there staring at a load screen is much more unbearable.

crck3076d ago

There is no way in hell it FF 13 will sell more worldwide on the 360. That's three territories compared to two. If they mean US only then maybe. But the disc thing is a factor. I'd much rather have 1 scratch proof blu-ray disc then 3 or 4 dvds where if one gets messed up, you have to buy the game all over again. Not to mention a lot of people buy the 360 version of a game because they want to play with friends on xbox live. FF 13 will probably be a solo experience so xbox live doesn't play a role in a purchase decision either. But all you have to do is look at GTA 4 sales which were about even worldwide to know MS is blowing smoke on this one... Even with the promise of dlc it just barely edged out the PS3 version in sales.

Nelson M3076d ago

Not only did Microsoft claim to have found a cure for the RRoD
They also claimed to have Exclusive's for 2009

ShabzS3076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

as much as i love my 360 this wont happen... japan will make sure of it.. and i still don't get what so great about this game never got used to the combat system... anyways its just one opinion

SaiyanFury3076d ago

*yawn*

More sales chest thumping from Microsoft. How about concentrating on your own games more than worrying about how a third party game will sell on your system?

Saigon3076d ago (Edited 3076d ago )

All I could do was laugh when I read this...and xbots talk about Sony arrogance...wow...to claim a game to be more successful on you system when the series is not know to be on a MS platform and the fact the game release exclusivley on one console in Japan...lol...oh my gawd...

edit: and I forgot, and jrpgs do not sell well on your console...

The Lazy One3076d ago

But US sales will probably go to 360. There's just a lot more 360's here, and FF is the kind of game that would probably sell well on both platforms.

PS3 might have a higher adoption percent, but with more than an 8 million console lead in NA, it definitely gives a big advantage.

Why dis3076d ago

They must have something up their sleeves to announce in one of these upcoming game shows why in the hell would they be talking about games like this a year away?

This is either fake as hell or MSFT has something exclusive they will be talking about soon.

eagle213076d ago

"Everything you think of from day to day to try and damage our success won't mean sh!+ in the end. When history is written about the hundreds of millions of consoles we and companies like Nintendo have produced in our lifetime and the quality we provide, you will easily look like the noob you are and WERE."

"By the way, how are those "exclusives" you buy but we get to play working out? Last time we checked, your install base can't even wish to 2:1 ours in number or software sold multiplatform. Good day."

HDgamer3076d ago

Some people are quickly forgetting that you can install games on the 360 as well just like the ps3. They could just bundle it with 2 discs, one for a complete install and the other for gameplay. Or something along those lines, its not like the discs problem will be anything major unless they get scratched by an unknown event.

7thNightvolley3076d ago

i love ms and all .. but that is abit to quick to call.. remember FF VS is on ps3 so it will also be a factor to which one ppl buy on.. and FFVIII is also exclusive in japan on the ps3 ... who ever is the PR is not is abit too trigger happy ..

SoapShoes3076d ago

Yeah... Maybe some unfortunate Final Fantasy fans will get the 360 version because they can't afford a PS3, but no Final Fantasy fan in their right mind would buy the 360 version or even a 360 for the game when they'd be missing out on Versus.

uie4rhig3076d ago

just like GTA IV sold more on the Xbox 360?

http://www.n4g.com/News-292...

phosphor1123076d ago

How is it supposed to sell more than the PS3 version? I bet Greenturd said it, I swear, he has the biggest mouth ever. Him and his pompous claims.