Microsoft: Final Fantasy XIII will sell more on Xbox 360 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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blodulv3320d ago

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

StephanieBBB3320d 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-Sama3320d ago

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

ape0073320d ago (Edited 3320d 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 need to say anything,you all know it and....ps3+japan+price cut...........EXPLOSION

HDgamer3320d ago

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

animboo3320d 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 i think it will still do better in ps3 as compared to xbox 360..

chaosatom3320d 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.

ape0073320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )


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


TheTwelve3320d ago (Edited 3320d 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.


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

GiantEnemyFlop3320d 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-SilV3320d 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).

Aclay3320d ago (Edited 3320d 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.

iamtehpwn3320d 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 SWORDS3320d ago

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

eagle213320d 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.

gaffyh3320d 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_Kakashi3320d ago

These guys just won't quit will they.

TheTwelve3320d ago

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


No Way3320d ago

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

gaffyh3320d 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?

Spydiggity3320d ago (Edited 3320d 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.

crck3320d 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 M3320d ago

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

ShabzS3320d ago (Edited 3320d 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

SaiyanFury3320d ago


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?

Saigon3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

All I could do was laugh when I read this...and xbots talk about Sony 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 my gawd...

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

The Lazy One3320d 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 dis3320d 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.

eagle213320d 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."

HDgamer3320d 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.

7thNightvolley3320d 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 ..

SoapShoes3320d 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.

uie4rhig3320d ago

just like GTA IV sold more on the Xbox 360?

phosphor1123320d 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.

XxZxX3320d ago

guys please take note. When Microsoft talk about sales, they will only talk about US sale where they have clear chance of winning. And Microsoft will also tell you that sales count US the most, even though EU combined generate the same revenue, they will also tell you EU is many countries and US is 1. So technically it's still the biggest gaming country. Territories doesn't count :)

JokesOnYou3320d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

I don't know who this "representative" was from micro but I'm pretty sure it will do better on ps3, honestly although there's a growing segment of jrpg fans within the 360 fanbase its still alot smaller in comparison to ps3 fanbase even though I think micro has done plenty to draw the jrpg/japanese fans for the most part those type gamers tend to favor sony no matter what. lmfao, as for me I could care less, I know its selfish but I wish micro would focus less on jrpg's 'cause I don't think the majority of the fanbase cares about them, however I do understand the NEED to broaden the appeal of the console to attract all kinds of gamers, at the same time I think micro should play to their strength a bit more, NO I don't mean just a bunch of shooters, I mean come I know alot of 360 owners and the last thing we ever talk about is wanting another jrpg...even FFXIII, its great for the platform that they got the biggest name jrpg and I'm sure it will have decent sales on 360 based on the brand alone but I'm betting its sales wont even come close to ps3 version. I mean look at SO4 the reviews suggest its pretty good jrpg compared to others out there yet the sales are avg on 360(great early sales in Japan) while most other titles in every other genre do quite well on the 360= majority 360 fans don't care about jrpg's.


edit: vvvvv GWAVE: if micro is quoted as saying more on 360 than that just simply means it sold MORE than ps3 version, so without any spin unless you have data to show otherwise its a valid statement.

FamilyGuy3319d ago

This is arrogance at it's finest. M$ must TRULY believe that they've captured ALL of the PS2s fan base or something. The comment is just plain ludicrous and is as far from the truth as i could see any statement.

It sounds like a joke.

Im sure they are PLENTY of RPG/JRPG loving 360 owners out there but even at this very moment they pail in comparison to those accounted for (currently) on the PS3 and the game itself, despite no longer being exclusive will still push PS3 console sales.

Whoever over at M$ make this statement and believes it deserves a back-hand like no other.

No Way3319d ago

I never said I wouldn't choose the PS3(Blu-Ray) version.. In fact, I would, and I will. But, it's not that big of a deal to change a disc.
Hell, that could be some peoples exercise for the day!

FarEastOrient3319d ago

For a game that is coming out in 2010 due to the creation of an Xbox 360 version that is a very long time from now. Plus it is exclusive to the PS3 in Japan anyway, so many things can happen between now and E3 let alone from now to next year.

XxZxX3319d ago

The moment xbox 360 HALO and Gear Of war FPSer picked up FFXIII. This will be their first reaction. "OMG, WTF is this GAY sh*t" So it wouldn't outsell at all.

Why o why3319d ago

wheres the exclusives????

WeaseL3319d ago

The trouble with 2 disc is the 360Arcade, they have to make it to work with the basic 360 not those with the HDD.

ikaris3319d ago

M$ isn't jumping the gun, they are probably right.
Ps3 owners are pissed that the games graphics, gameplay and overall quality will have to decrease so that the two games can be 'more equal' aka. so they can fit on the DVDs for the xbox.

Sad day for all FF fans out there, just wait for Vs.

SuperM3319d ago

Wow MS just shot themselves in the foot. RE5 has sold more on PS3 so far, and FF13 is exclusive in Japan, so there is NO WAY whatsoever that it will sell more on 360. Most FF fans own PS3 u know.

Gun_Senshi3319d ago

SO4 sold only 180k in japan -.-

slayorofgods3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

Microsoft reality: GTAIV on Microsoft has already beat puny Sony in terms of sales even before the game came out!!
Reality: 50/50 split

Microsoft reality: As of today Microsoft has officially sold more copies of Final Fantasy 13.
Reality: The game doesn't come out for at least 1 full year and Microsoft is barely selling more then Sony and needs to send out petty propaganda to maintain its advantage as rumors of a PS3 price cut looms and as a measure of damage control over the clear and present possibility that Sony will start outselling the 360 AGAIN.

CrazzyMan3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

Come on, saying such nonsense...
I have only one world for them - BELIEVE!

Not only SF4 and RE5 sold better on PS3, not only GT4 sold 50/50 on both consoles, BUT:

1) FFXIII is exclusive in Japan.
2) It will be on 1 blu-ray disc, ant this time this is really an ADVANTAGE, which PS3 didn`t have with RE5 or GTA4.
3) Not to mention, that FFXIII was developed special for PS3, and if square want the game to be running on x360, you can expect x360 version to run in 488p, just like SO4 did.

And the most important thing.. after PS3 pricecut, EVERYTHING will change, there will be end for this war between ps3 and x360, you can expect PS3 to sell on the level of Wii or even higher.

pain777pas3319d ago

In america it will sell well on the 360 in Japan the PS3. Europe PS3 but 3:2 or something. Install base greatest for 360 in the west. No rocket science here. Yes MS ff13 will sell well on all platforms it coming on however PS3 is where i'll playit if I play it. This multiplatform business is working but with this type of game we will have to wait and see.

Jamegohanssj53319d ago

Just wanted to say I lol.


BardockS30Z3319d ago

Just like how all your EXCLUSIVE RPGs sold tons on 360??? Why would final fantasy be any different than say IU or Last Remnant or Star Ocean. Star Ocean is great but no ones buying it... Gee I wonder why..

njr3319d ago

Ok. Let them think that. Especially when its exclusive to PS3 in Japan.

IdleLeeSiuLung3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

I agree that a comment like this is very arrogant of MS. I must point out that the comment on GameSpot isn't a quote so it could have been taken out of context i.e. meant in general not necessarily FF 13 specific.

On the flip side, when Sony said sh!t like this all the fanboys where clamoring that Sony was being self confident, not arrogant... lol.

Itsallfunandgames3319d ago

Am I the only one in here who has ever played FF 7, 8 or 9 on PS1? I know that I cant be. Why do you all choose to forget that they where all 4 discs? Did you all start gaming this generation? Every Final fantasy game I have is on multiple discs. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, X. And beleive it or not as a "FF fan" I would prefer to have my FF13 on 4 discs as well. It is how FF was meant to be in my eyes. Remember when we were all just sony fans and we could enjoy our games with multiple discs and we all were not ashamed to say our favorite RPG on our favorite console was multiple discs? Now people wanna say " who wants their favorite rpg on multiple discs?" and "of course 4 discs is a problem" just because of immature fanboyism. Well, I'll say it, my favorite RPG is on multiple discs and I'm not ashamed.

No Way3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

Sony is never guilty of anything..
Just like when Sony bundles games, they are being smart, but when MicroSoft does it, they are being desperate.

Narutone663319d ago

they will probably sell more disc on their console. The game will probably come with 13 disc. I kid ;p

FlameBaitGod3319d ago

Wow i knew M$ always lied about their stuff but this is just retarded to make a statement like that. have they even seen the sales of RPG's from SE on the 360 ? First windows vista to be faster than XP, no sh!t with 2GB's of ram any comp will be fast, then the 360 would no longer have the RROD, then jasper was to fix this RROD prob. How much more lies M$ ? How much more do u need to lie 2 get costumers dam. You guys that desperate for attention ?

thats_just_prime3319d ago

Its obviuos that FF13 will sell more ww on the ps3. Japan accounts for 1/4 - 1/2 of the sales on FF games. However in the US FF will sell more on the 360. As for the guy that was making fun MS for saying GTA4 would sell more on the 360. He might want check his numbers again cause it did sell more on the 360. For all the people pointing that RE5 ans SF4 sold more on the ps3 they might want to look at the US numbers cause they both sold more in the US on the 360. If fact I doubt you'll find a signle game that sold more on the ps3 in the US.

NickIni3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

So that will make it better on the Xbox will it?

Shut up Microsoft. Improve your PR department tenfold.

US =/= the world. And GTAIVs numbers where 50/50 I think.


Might be 50-50 like with GTA4?

thats_just_prime3319d ago

"US =/= the world. And GTAIVs numbers where 50/50 I think. "

If thats the best you can do I'd try not to think if I were you.

GTA4 on ps3 5.5 million
GTA4 on 360 7.0 million

prunchess3319d ago

I've got a PS3 and a 360 but after LBP, MGS4, Uncharted and Killzone 2 I'm looking to play next gen titles, not some nobbled multi-plat! FF XIII will be far less than it should be due to its release on the 360. When Square decide to utilise the PS3's full potential, then I'll consider purchasing a Square game again.

BiG_LU3319d ago

My opinion is better to get the PS3 cuz I don't gonna go back to the change the DVD to keep playing the game but I like the both system, that's why I have the choice 4 the best one lol.

NickIni3319d ago

""US =/= the world. And GTAIVs numbers where 50/50 I think. "

If thats the best you can do I'd try not to think if I were you.

GTA4 on ps3 5.5 million
GTA4 on 360 7.0 million"

Well I don't know. I don't follow sales, I don't give two sticks about them. From what I heard the number where very similar.

And by the way. It's a proven fact that US =/= the world. Shocking, isn't it?

callahan093318d ago

Indeed they are. For one thing, when was Resident Evil ever exclusive to the Playstation? The first came out initially on PSone and Saturn. The second was exclusive for a short time, then came to N64. The third came out on other systems later on. Code Veronica debuted on Dreamcast before it hit the PS2. RE4 hit the Gamecube before it hit the PS2. Resident Evil remake? Gamecube. Resident Evil Zero? Gamecube. The only Resident Evil games ever exclusive to the Playstation series of consoles were the mediocre or crappy side projects like Outbreak and Survivor. The franchise was NEVER based on the Playstation, it's just usually appeared on it... but not exclusively.

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Zeus Lee3320d ago

Especially since the biggest region of Final Fantasy supporters is America,right Microsoft?

Critical_Hit3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

That just seems like an empty statement by Microsoft. Just look at Star Ocean: The Last Hope, which never even made it to the top ten in February's NPD. That means it sold less than 136,000 units (#10 Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii)) compared to the 166,000 it sold in its first week in Japan. Now what boggles the mind is that this well established Square-Enix IP couldn't even sell more copies in the US despite having at least a 14 TIMES BIGGER INSTALL BASE, and that's just sad. So you've just got to chuckle at Microsoft's statement here, especially considering that FFXIII isn't even releasing in Japan on their platform.

red5ive3319d ago

how many copies of FF XIII Versus will sell on the xbox 360? zero! ha! cunts.

FarEastOrient3319d ago

I have to agree about the Star Ocean IV sales, currently the Star Oceans being released on the PSP are outselling Star Ocean IV! Well the love affair between Microsoft and Square Enix is interesting because there hasn't been any big money being made.