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Latest 'Final Fantasy' may be Sony PS3's final chance

Can active time battles, characters called "Lightning" and "Snow", and a convoluted story set in the fantasy world of Pulse turn round Sony's PlayStation 3?

With the launch of Final Fantasy 13 in Japan yesterday (from publisher Square Enix) Sony has entered a crucial period that will seal the PS3's fate.

Final Fantasy is one of Japan's most popular games and in the domestic market number 13 will only be available on PS3. Analysts think that 500,000 Japanese households may buy a Sony console just to play it. The PS3 has lagged well behind Nintendo's Wii and Sony urgently needs to sell more consoles if it is to profit from subsequent software sales.

It now has a chance.

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Sevir042412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

The Ps3 is doing fine in Japan and it'll continue to do fine. in other markets. This article is Lame. We'll here the same thing in another year when both Versus and a new Kingdom hearts game is released on the PS3 in Japan. Lame

Saaking2412d ago

Final chance for what? PS3 leads Japan 4-1 compared to the 360, is beating the 360 in Europe, has the best lineup this year and next, has some of the highest rated games this gen, offers a wide variety of features, and is selling like crazy.

This article is so full of FAIL.

Noctis Aftermath2412d ago

What is the point of reporting articles? so many people reported this article yet it still gets approved.

Megaton2412d ago

Hilarious that this trash got approved. All-star roster of 360 fanboys in the approvals.

DatNJDom812412d ago

The PS3 is dooooooooomed! LOL. God it just doesn't stop does it....... How the hell is it? It's been selling well this year and will sell alot more units next year once the next round of exclusives come out. There are so many more unannounced exclusives in the works being that there is a 10 year cycle. It will attract more gamers eventually. Just as 360 and Wii's price drops, do they really think PS3 price will stay at 299? Remember, with time, the price of manufacturing will drop as well. Another thing. They make it sound like Natal is the second coming. Although I don't doubt Natal will sell, to say PS3 is done because Natal is coming is just retarded.

SilentNegotiator2412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

-PatchStation_3
-N4PS3G
-BIoodmask

Poor delusional guys.

EDIT: LOL, you have to be registered to read the delusional, statistic-less, knowledge-lacking article.

Marceles2412d ago

lol it's hilarious how the news has been since FF13 has come out. This isn't even news, just a bunch of BS articles getting approved

duplissi2412d ago

someone please! tell me how a system that consistently outsells the closest competition world wide is doomed?

the only place in the world where the ps3 is third is the US, everywhere else the 360 is third........ so ah what logic did they use?

i spit out my drink when i read the title. lol

Danja2412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

This article is pure rubbish ..

First of all the PS3 lasted 3 years without a single RPG from the SE the biggest publisher of RPG's in Japan..

Sales have been healthy and to be honest the PS3 really doesn't need FF13 to be a success because its already a success , "SE needs the PS3 more than Sony needs a SE RPG right about now .."

Either way FF13 will just boost the PS3 sales and continue the momentum the price cut started into the new year ..

And then Yakuza 4 will take over in February ...

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GameGambits2412d ago

Metal Gear Solid 4

Little Big Planet

Resistance 1-2

Uncharted 1-2

Demon's Souls

White Knight Chronicles

Killzone 2

MAG

Heavy Rain

God of War 3

Gran Turismo 5

Last Guardian

FF13

FFvs13

Etc, etc etc have all been noted/will be noted as Sony's final chance. Come on morons, wake up and smell the coffee. Heck I didn't list nearly all the exclusives there are and will be, but if I tried to do that same movie with 360 I'd fail, because there isn't even close to that many games to mention worth playing.

Butt hurt poor people who can't afford PS3s are the sadest fanboys there are.

Anon19742412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

Seriously, what world do these guys inhabit? Last chance? It's probably the last chance for sites like this to spout their anti-Sony nonsense before reality winds up and kicks them right in the gonads.

Fact, the PS3 as a platform is already profitable, confirmed by Kaz himself. Fact the PS3 has outsold the 360 since it launched worldwide. If they think the PS3 is in trouble, I can't wait to hear their take on how the 360 is doing. I'm not going to hold my breath for that one though.

This is the second time the Financial Times has run an article trying to give the impression that something is wrong with the PS3 despite it's strong sales. They reported in another article

"The high-spec – and high-price – PS3 has struggled against competitors. It has sold 24m units, compared with about 30m Microsoft Xbox360s"

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of Google can check the quarterly reports for both companies and see the PS3 - A) Launched a year later and B) Has outsold the 360 since it's been available worldwide.

It's like they either didn't bother to check their facts or they're purposely trying to paint the PS3 as a losing console. Which is it?

TheBlackSmoke2412d ago

The only last hope the PS3 has is the superior version of star ocean 4.

Valcore012412d ago

Just from the title I knew this article was going to be stupid and pointless. Not even going to bother reading it because it can only be a desperate attempt for hits. The ps3 is doing great and has an awesome lineup for 2010 as well.

SaiyanFury2412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

Yeah, it's the PS3's last hope. It's not like the wealth of games available on the system contribute anything to the platform. MGS4, the Uncharted series, the Ratchet & Clank Future games, the Resistance series. As well as the plethora of RPGs coming. Yeah FF13 is the PS3's final hope for success. And please, let's forget about the PSone games coming out on the PS Store as well as the games like WipeOut HD and Flower. The PS3 is doomed and only FF13 can save it.

/end sarcasm.

sikbeta2412d ago

The real thing could be:

"Latest 'Final Fantasy' may be SE final chance"

If this game became a crappy seller like every JRPG on xbox 360, well the problem goes to SE

SONY is doing excellent, I want to see what this guy is gonna say when GT5, the PS BEST SELLER IP comes out

Delusional Level of Ignorance in "Game Journalism"

CrazzyMan2412d ago (Edited 2411d ago )

Since, FFXIII is First Game this gen in Japan, which sold 1M on first day and probably over 1.5M on first week, and THAT on 4M userbase!
Now Japanese 3rd party developers will know, that on PS3 you can SELL games. And will announce much more exclusives for PS3!

And GT5 is not even released yet. PS3 will be UNSTOPTABLE!
PS3 FTW!

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Assassin Creed2412d ago

WRITTEN BY I BUTT HEART BOT

nefertis2411d ago

its ft.com last chance or its doom. FAIL

GabeTheFatPrincess2412d ago

FFXIII will be a huge success for Sony in Japan, they will finish ahead of the 360. The Wii will stay at the top because it caters to casual gamers, nothing will catch it.

The writer is a hack.

Redempteur2412d ago

"a ps3 is dommed article ???"

Now at this périod of the year ?

PS3 it really does everything including making haters desesperate ...

the final chance when the console is second place in both JP and EUR
the final chance when it's selling very well 'more that a mil already )
the final chance when all the great games including 3rd party are selling ?
the final chance when THE Rpg flood hasn't begaun yet ?

STUPID article ...

sikbeta2412d ago

This guy is a Nøøb

He really believe that FF is the only HUGE SELLER game for SONY

GT5 is going to be REAL HUGE and it seems like this guy don't know about that

Poor Soul

unrealgamer582412d ago

did'nt know 4 mil was chump numbers >_>

holdmedownma20082412d ago

these age of gaming, is not about a good game anymore, it's all about sales, it's so disgusting. For example, if a game sell 600k it's a flop, because games don't sell like MW 2 and Halo. It's sad where we are at in gaming.

Saaking2412d ago

If 4 million is bad, I wonder what they think of the 360's meager 1 million.

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