Final Fantasy XIII looks to be more popular than Square Enix expected, with analysts saying that it is likely to outsell Final Fantasy XII sales in Japan.
i didn't know that japan only has an audience of 4million for the ps3. That's crazy. It'll be interesting to see how many systems sold this month.
on topic:(i may sound like a kid, but this game make me a cry kid of wanting it in eng as well) THE XBOX IS SOOOOOOOOOOO OWNED, i have been watching this game being played by my friend and i may say, THISSSSSS IS A FIINEEEEEEEE GAME, I SO LOVE IT, I AINT HIPING IT, BUT I CANT HOLD, that the linea sht that were being said back, will end in about 3 o 4 hour if u go playing quick, but if u want to do it slowly it will take some time, but an´way when u get to the green ground...DUD WOW even ff xii world stay small to what u will be able to walk or run or ride on a chocobo, BEST FF YET FOR ME(the history is seriously good, far better than ff xii, and comparable to ff x). and the town and so, yes there wont be any in the first 4 hours of the game but later on there will be plenty, weapons...not too diverses but yes there will be quite a amount of them for the different kind of weapons that the character uses..as spear and so ever. this game is just a AAA in all sense, u all jrpgs lover and ff lover will love this. U BET FOR IT.
according to new numbers they now have 5 million they sold something like 400k consoles thanks to FF13.
According to enterbrain, the PS3 just passed 4 million sales a week or two ago, so unless it sold 1 million in the past week, I doubt it will be at 5 million. Although it may sell a total of 1 million over the next few weeks.
Yeah, that would be quite a feat considering the PS3 has less consoles out there then when FF10 or 12 launched.
PS3 sales will be through the roof. :)
Yep, pretty much I'll compare FF13 sales with GT5 sales in March, the only thing obvious is that the numbers going to be HUGE
I have to say I rate ff12 the lowest of all. I still dont understand what happened in that game.
True, but I think it sold the most in the entire series, not sure though
It was the best for me. I hated the turn based ff games(1-10). That's why I'm not to excited for ff13. Cutting away for the battles is just dumb! They got it so right in ff12.
It wasnt just the battle system though. The story was horrible and the characters were unlikeable. One of the guys was sleeping with a half cat chick. The main characters felt like they were tagging along the whole time. Bleh I want a true ff7 sequel to finish off the story and I can forgive square-enix.
Sorry but I thought the half cat chick was hot. It was just like a interracial couple, do you have a problem with that? The story was the most political of all the ff games that I've played and was just mature enough to pull it off. But the game play won me over(taken straight from ff11 online) YOU CAN SEE THE ENEMIES!! No hoping you don't run in to trouble and afraid the gaming gods would take you to some crazy land to take turns hitting each other. I could go on and on about why FF12 was my favorite and why they took a step back with ff13 but I think you get where I'm coming from. I'm looking more forward to playing ff13vs. Its just my opinion.
Seriously? Interracial? SHE WAS A CAT!!!!I am gonna ignore the fact you brought race into this since I am Hispanic and have dated every race you can imagine. Everything that makes jrpgs great are the surprise battles and turn based battles. Lost odyssey looks to be one of the last to follow this format though.
question though why are we even discussing ff if you didnt like 1-10. i mean really? thats like discussing fifa games and saying you dont even like soccer. i would never buy a fifa game if i hated soccer.
Really, the ears were a dead giveaway... @Baba1906: Really starting to get the feeling that this sh*tstorm is future damage control for reaction to the 360 version. Its coming in on three discs when it should at least be four and the one who are going to be suffering for it are 360 owners. The game's not going to be its best on the console, therefore any other version of it will be sh*t. Wouldn't even be surprised if this turned out if MS's hand was in this. An attempt to create general negative spin while they're talking to SE about making vsXIII multi as well.
FFXII's story was more suitable for an SRPG than a traditional one, it's focuses more on politics than it did on the main characters. Other than that, I love that game, it was long, the world was huge, enemies had a real AI, some would run and re-grope with other fiends before attacking, some are friendly, until you attack them, and you could see different fiends fighting each others. And don't get me start naming all the things that you could do beside the main story, that game was huge.
It was their equivalent of an interracial relationship, if you didn't understand that then you REALLY didn't pay ANY attention to the story. To: Baba yes I played and hated ff1-10 and then I got a hold of FF11 and love it. My time was split between that game and Socom on PS2. I lost alot of my life to that game and it was time well spent. So when I heard ff12 will keep the same concept only it would be off line, I was filled with joy. For me that game(ff12) was everything I wanted in a ff game. I may be in the minority(review scores are mostly AAA for FF12) but at least you know where I'm coming from.
This! This a billion times over, although I wasn't keen on the battle system either as I really don't like MMORPGs which FF12's was heavily based on.
I agree with you 97gsx. As much as I [somewhat] like FF13, I didn't understand anything lol.
@97gsx Everyone does my friend, everyone does.
Well this wont get many hits! Bring on the FF13 and PS3 are doomed threads!
Sad but true...
Whether sad or true IDK but I DO find iot hard to get my head around just how anyone thinks it could outsell FF12 in Japan or elsewhere given the massive disparity between PS2 and PS3 install bases! how can a 28million selling console sell more copies of a franchise game than a 120million selling console could support? Unless nearly half of all PS3 owners bought their console, mainly or exclusively, to play FF13! Seriously, if this does occur I'll be amazed-bot because of game quality, and not even when including 360 sales, as everyone had a PS2, I don't see there being as many FF fans on the 360 and we're still in tight econonmic times so buying a console now just to play FF seems rash to many. Obviously, it's the massive difference between PS2 base and PS3 base in Japan where hal;f the copies will be sold(just about I'd say)that makes me doubt the likelihood of this happening-the PS3 sales for this month in Jpn would have to go through the roof and past the moon, wouldn't they?
Oh, well, maybe I'm just pessimistic and it would be amusing to see SE gaining so much from a console they largely ignored as a dev and publisher so far this generation-esp after all their noises too. Whatever happens it'll be interesting to see the lifetime sales for FF13 and where it sells best(area and console)in the end. I just feel so soprry for Japanese 360 only gamers who don't get to play while everyone else does-it wouldn't cost anything to stick a Japanese audio back on a 360 version for them now would it? After the Ta;es/SO4 fiascos I imagine they feel pretty abandoned right about now and SE/MS should try and sort them out even if it meant making the Jpn audio available as a download to accompany an imported copy perhaps-wouldn't that circumvent any contractuial intricacies Sony may have for Japan with FF13? Whatever, they deserve to play it when everyone else gets a chance as they seem to be pretty much forgotten about these days-I know I'd be pi55ed off in their shoes. Sadly, I fuess they aren't a big enough number for SE to really care about but you would imagine MS would like to repay those fellas with something after the loyalty they showed in buying 360s when noone else was in their country or did bloody Wada just chicken out of upsetting PS3 owners in his own backyard where they might see him around the place?
@Mastiffchild Install base doesn't necesarily limit sales. MGS4 has outsold MGS3.
Even Japanese gamers agree (also note that I imported the game and I'm 15 hours into it. It's the most linear RPG I have ever played). I'm just trying to get through it quick and then sell it to try and make my money back on EBay. I expected more and was stupid for doing so. Hopefully FFvs13 won't be the disappointment that FF13 was. http://www.amazon.co.jp/pro...
u didnt like it...(so guess the same for ff x!!¿?ema right¿? well for u, my friend has around 50 hour already, , indeed if u did surely like ff x, then there wont be problem liking this game as well, in fact when u reach to pulse u will see a diverse freedom un-lineal field to fallow to or just go around as well...it is big enough for say that it comparable to what xii was. so the lineal part is kind of big intro of the game, but didn't get a sht of the whole plot history yet so far(but sure, it jus beat ff xii to it), screw d japanese languaje this time. but to say it was disappointing and u haven't yet pass 15 hours of gameplay...just seem like plain bashing for me, try first the game indeed(not 15 hour of it), and then come crying back saying it was a bad inversion. oh sir!!7.7
FFX =/= FF13. That's like saying if you liked FF7 then you'll like all other FF games. I liked FFX even at the beginning but FF13 is a mediocre game. It's incredibly linear and overall it's just not enjoyable because you feel restricted in so many different ways. It doesn't feel like any other FF game so it shouldn't be compared to any previous FF game. Maybe people like just walking straight and tedious, joyless combat but I prefer RPGs that have more to offer. This game is just a big disappointment and I can honestly say that it is the worst FF game that I have ever played. It's overhyped and much like GTA4 people will run out and buy it purely based on hype thinking it's a perfect game and they will be disappointed by how shallow it is. Besides, they gave GTA4 9s & 10s yet playing the game made it seem like 5s and 6s. I would say that FF13 may exceed FF12 in sales but definitely not in gameplay and surely not in fun. Even though FF13 sucks I still have hope that Final Fantasy vs XIII will be good and will be the next-gen FF game that people want.
that is ur point of view but for just stating my point , this inst the worst nor the best ff so far, but surely imma say that it does feel like ff(at least more than ff xii did and sure ff xii was the most gratifying ff imo), so the same goes for ff x but i could say that this game is way more diverse and un-lineal than ff x, indeed being that said, u can even control d airship, so what i would recommend is to give it a lil more time or no an´way this is a ff that cant be pass off, i differ too with the statement of its hype, yes it has a big hype behind, but looking to what it is and what it offer thru-out the whole game, it deserve to be bought sure the best jrpg so far imo(dud it even made me tickle for looking to that girl getting....well wont spoil it for u) but sure this is at least one of the best history so far after ff x plot. so chill.
Hey Retard Amazom Japan have given bad reviews for many Game. MGS4 was given only 3 1/2 or something. To use that as an argument is hilarious. No doubt FF13 Versus will be awesome but this Game is also awesome and if you don't like this then you wont like FF13V
If you don't like FF13 you won't like FFvs13? What kind of ass backwards logic is that? The games will be completely different from each other and FFvs13 will have a much better battle system. Just because you don't like 1 FF game doesn't mean you'll hate the rest.
There's no such thing as loyalty in business. If you think MS is going to do something special for those "loyal" japanese 360 owners, you need to sober up and come back to the real world.
Wow. You crack the case Sherlock!
I think it's a pretty big achievement.
All Final fantasy games are linear, its the price you pay to have a greater focus on the flow of events, that is the STORY. Sandbox rpgs usually have poor storytelling and no climax.
the majority of the younger audience that didn't care for it's more political story. being 30, and having played the 8 bit and 16 bit FFs (as well as the PS1 FFs), i found FFXII's story rather intriguing and maturely handled. no, 6 is still the best in the series, but XII did a damn fine job in more than just it's art design. i loved the battle system, i loved the visuals, and i loved the story. is it my favorite FF? no, but to say it was crap is to pretend that FFVIII and X-2 don't exist. i rate XII very much over those titles. but hey, different strokes for different folks. although sometimes i think people on the internet dislike something just to have something to dislike, or because it's popular with a larger group of the internet. gaming forums aren't the only place that does it either (my wife is addicted to the Miss Manners forums, and honestly, the same personality types you see on N4G are there, just b*tching and whining about a different subject. lol). as for how well FFXIII will do in comparison to the others? who cares? FFX and FFXII have released already. they've been out for YEARS now. FFXIII has been out for 24 hours. who's to say what it's final sales will be, and why does it matter if it beats the day one or day two sales of X and XII? we've been waiting for FFXIII for a LONG time now, and it's finally arrived in Japan (i'd buy it from the store across the street from my house, but i'm willing to wait 3 months for the English version), and it will be reaching English-speaking territories in a few months. anything to downplay how well it's doing on the PS3 in Japan, i guess. so what, is selling 1 million bad again? i get confused about that some times; it tends to flip flop depending on the console being discussed at the moment...
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