In the West, Final Fantasy XIII is a multi-platform titles, announced for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. In Japan, it is not. Something that makes this Xbox Japan website image perplexing. -Kotaku
If this was the western page they also must of "accidently" translated the entire page into Japanese as well. Sure seems like a lot of work to do accidently.
/grabs tin foil hat and runs for the closet.
hmm not surprised by Omega4 being the first one here to post. well anyway it might have been an "accident" to get people to notice it a lot more
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/g... Same exact page. Nothing of any relevance was translated. Just the overlapping template was translated because it's a Japanese page... Look at the top under Final Fantasy XIII in green letters. There is no developer or publisher info, just the pictures from the western web page. Fake.
Anyone with a lick of common sense has known this would happen. Only releasing on PS3 in Japan makes about as much sense as only releasing on the 360 in the west. Once the game is finished, they might as well release it, right? It's not a true exclusive, so who cares if any single region is exclusive? Just finish the game, for the love of God. Edit: Is it just me, or have the disagrees become even more abundant and pointless since E3?
dear God! who cares about this in the state the game already is? as lord said, just finish the game, no one cares were it gonna launch, just launch godanmit! PS: yea, the PDs (phanton Diagrees) are more abundant than ever...
if you look closely, that looks like a template page with no additional information. MS probably uses some kind of CMS system to manage their stuff. Mistake, likely since they removed it so quickly otherwise why not leave it up for another half a day!
This game will boost PS3 to epic levels and MS would do this by accident? Mm kay. :p MS is so obsessed with Sony. I bet they will accidentally put PS3 in a 360 ad...lol
I'm also starting to notice that any comment even acknowledging the 360 as an existing piece of hardware gets thumbed down hard. Listen, I bought a PS3 to play FFXIII, and until then I will continue to enjoy the many rocking games available on it. I don't own a 360, but that doesn't mean no one owns a 360. Square is chasing the market the way they want to, and even if it seems strange to many of us, they're a multi-billion dollar company and most of us on here (I'm guessing) aren't.
maybe timed... tho i cant see ms letting it slip if they can get it on their console in Japan.
Obviously a publicity stunt to make fans think it may come to 360 to hold off buying ps3's its a shame really as MS really does have to resort to these tactics to keep up with Sony.
If a single mistakenly uploaded website is enough to deter potential PS3 customers... ....well that doesn't say a whole lot about the system now does it? Hey, his words. Not mine.
Reminds me of when Game Informer accidently labeled Killzone 2 as a Xbox 360 & PS3 game in there Magazine.
@lordgodalming Yeah buddy, disagrees are "pointless" because why? Cause no one could possibly actually disagree with you. I don't think keeping it exclusive in Japan is senseless as you say, it gives Sony leverage over 360 in Japan (as if it needs any more than it already has over there), seeing as it's the biggest game of all over there, it makes perfect sense. But anyway, it makes no difference to me. I don't think it'd do much for the 360 at this point anyway. I think most will get it for PS3 in Japan, and if they were gonna have a chance of swaying any gamers to buy it on the 360, they would need to have announced it much earlier in the game, cause if it was a timed exclusive, there would be so few Japanese that would hold off buying it for their PS3 until the 360 version came out, that it would be more or less pointless.
They don't need to translate anything, it may very well be the same Japanese contents made for the PS3 version. They just put the contents in the wrong site/template.
Final Fantasy Versus at Microsoft's 2010 E3 conference or 2009 TGS.
First of all, bubbles for your username. :) Now, to me the disagrees are pointless not because my opinion is so great, but because the disagreers rarely seem to contribute to the conversation. Disagree? Great! But have the sack to discuss it. (I also should have realized that mentioning disagrees would only encourage more of them. Been here long enough to know better.) For the record, I agree with you that FFXIII in Japan won't sell a tenth of the copies on 360 that it does on PS3. However, if the game is finished, why on earth would Square just let it collect dust in their basement? Publish the thing and get whatever sales you can out of it. That is, as long as Microsoft doesn't charge them an arm and a leg for a multi-disc game.
lol thanks, George likes his chicken spicy. Anyway, I can't deny the disagree button does get raped, and I'll agree that if you disagree you should give a reason rather than just go trigger happy on it. You have a point there, that if they've taken the time to develope a 360 version, why not try to squeeze every penny they can out of it, which makes sense. My only argument would be that the marketing and production costs might not be worth it in Japan considering the vast majority will have already gotten it for the PS3. But then again what do I know about production costs and what-not.
^^^^ It was supposed to be THE SUMMER OF GEORGE!!!!
A George divided against itself cannot stand! Worlds are colliding!
No accident here.
I know right. A western page "accidentally" uploaded in Japanese. Very subtle Microsoft. Very subtle.
It'd be pointless if it was that because it just won't sell when there's a PS3 version available. In the west it makes a bit more sense. @V: Could be, but that's still very rare. Ghostbusters is the only example I can think of right now.
It could indicate that the 360 version will be region free...
Well if it's a timed exclusive it won't matter because they won't wait for the 360 version when all their friends are playing it now on the PS3.
Especially when the 360 version only has enough room for one voice track. Still, wouldn't put it past MS making this "accident" just for spite. See if some popular groundswell there. That or some webmaster did it for the heck of it.
lol yeah some "accident"
microsoft has no class.
To possibly make FF XIII region free so Japanese Xbox 360 owners can import the release and enjoy the game too... no class?
There was an interesting conspiracy theory on one of the comment on Kotaku. The user hypothesis that Microsoft simply upload a FFXIII Japan page which will stir some rumor. That way it will slow down PS3 sales a bit where 360 gamers would in hope that the rumor would be true. Like how some people held back on ToV for the PS3 version. Anyway, it doesn't matter. If it's time exclusive, most of Japan will gobble it up on day one. Those who will wait which is probably <1 million gamers, will have to avoid FF conversation like the plague. Kind of hard in Japan, if you ask me.
No class lol yeah right only Sony has class. and besides are u goint to buy the japanese version of the game. Do oyu live in japan. If you dont why do you care if final fantasy is released in Japan for the 360.
Yes the Japanese are going to import the 360 version because they can all speak and read English perfectly/sarcasm. Just because it's region free doesn't it will have all languages.
Actually, nowadays more and more Japanese folks are able to speak the English language fluently. The ones who don't can always resort to this guy:
Not only can a whole lot of Japanese understand English, but... there are non-Japanese people living in Japan as well, that speak and understand English. Japan doesn't consist solely of native Japanese people you know.
Hmm, Final Fantasy Lite Edition?
Maybe Final Fantasy Late edition
Lol. Just lol.
new avatar? i liked the girl magician from yu-gi-oh O.o
Who's that in the avatar? Don't recognize her, is it a female?
im also a part of the ultimolu fan club!!
Go away you vultures! She is mine! lol
Lol, you guys are crazy. x3 You know the usual ads that are around here? I saved one of them and cut out a picture from one of them and edited on Microsoft Paint. :)
Ahah just kidding. :P
If you know web designing, there's no way it was an accident. It's not like they unknowingly click on one button and post all of that stuff. haha
This has very little to do with web design, and much more to do with web programming. The page layout is a "template" used for all games, and ASP.NET localization (which MS uses) is automatic. Most likely, the only thing needed to get that page to appear is some data in a database somewhere.
“MGS4 will come to the 360, so buy a 360” “We have the cheapest prices but its harddrive-less so you wont be able to play online or download any games with it" “We have the definite racing game that will only sell ¼ of GT5 and a game that will not be played by the professional racers” “We don’t have a game since November last year that’s a MUST OWN title but we still have the best line up ever” “We only have 4 exclusives this year and PS3 has 35 exclusives this year but we still have the most exclusives” “We are getting our ass handed to us by Nintendo but we still sold the most consoles” “Our system cant do half the graphics of PS3 exclusives but our console can still run games like KZ2, U2, MGS4” “FF13 WONT come out on the 360 in Japan but you should still buy our console because you never know, it might come out lol”
yeah, they're becoming more and more pathetic right now.
Montreafart, you are the biggest loser on this board. Only 4 exclusives? Anyone can go to Wikipedia and see what games are 360 only and what games are console exclusive, meaning they won't be on the PS3. So what are your 35 must have exclusive for the PS3 this year? I bet half will be pushed back into next year. I'm not even so sure that the PS3 has more exclusives. Both seem to have a bit, but I was too lazy to actually count them. Maybe someone else can if they feel up to it.
Yea...the Microsoft lot is a sad bunch.
Oh wow, 11 disagrees for myself. Apparently there are at least 11 retards on this website that don't know how to use Wikipedia.
Accidentally... Hmm...Yes accidentally of course... ;-p
Don't care give me the game.
i wont buy this game for nothing!
aint worth it.
Ah....interesting. Wonder if it was a accident or sleight of hand. *wink* lol ....
I mean, why not release it for Japanese 360 gamers too ? That would seem like a bad joke actually As for this be an accident, well, that is one in a mllion chance as things are now
FF13 trailer is on Japanese Xbox live. It's available still now. Is this accident too?
Maybe it truly was just an accident? But of course they're Microsoft, they are afforded no accidents because they are evil and greedy and apparently have no class.
Hmmmm, lets see.....uhhhhhh, we accidently made the page in advance, then we accidently uploaded the page (which takes a manual effort), next we accidently fell to our knees in front of Steve and Bill, and the we accidently swallowed. Coincidence? I think not.....LMAO.
You're just a open register to them if you're misinformed. It's proven with every product they produce. The business motto is that there is a sucker born Every minute & he doesn't know the value of a dollar. They are so good at it that it's to be respected. They are aggressive hustlers & yes they have no class. Which is probably why the haven't made any airtight quality games since neveraury 32, nineteen ninethy none. You can act like the heroin in distress if you want to & microsoft can be your superman, just don't be surprised when Superman puts his tongue in your ear whispering "who's the best?" & takes money out of your pocket & charges you for the sky sex when he dropped you off at the wrong apartment building in another country. Here's a can of kryptonite mase. Put it in your purse. It's made from the cell & keep your eye out. Don't yell rape. Yell R'RODAH! Or FIRE!
As a huge Sony fanboy, I just don't think it's fair for the people in Japan who only own a 360 to be forced to dish out money for another console just to play Final Fantasy XIII.
Ok, think about what you just said for a second. Let's go back in time. You're a Japanese gamer, you LOVE RPG's, and it's 2004. You know that the PS3 is coming, you know the 360 is coming. Which console are you going to buy? I'm sorry to say this but, if you're Japanese and you only own a 360, then you made a stupid mistake in Japan. From a business standpoint, it'd be stupid to waste the money for a little over a million gamers, who may not only own just a 360.
Is anyone surprised after what MS has done all these years? Slapping the "logo on 360" on a number of timed-exclusive games to mislead consumers, sending a "xbox360 love you" boat to disrupt the ps3 launch...etc.
How is that misleading? When it says Only on Xbox 360, it really is only on Xbox 360. For a certain time period, perhaps, but when the game is released, the only console it is on is on the Xbox 360. There's no falsehood at all in that claim. Advertising otherwise is just plain stupid.
Only on 360 =/= timed exclusives. I have seen lots of people who regrets buying a 360 just for TOV after finding out that it is not actual exclusive. Same applies to ninja gaiden and bioshock. If it is NOT an actual exclusive, don't stick the "only on 360" logo on the case. You don't see Sony's doing this.
lol I remember the xbox360 boat on launch night. was strange it being there.