Final Fantasy XIII Nears 2 Million Sales Mark

PCWorld: Square Enix's roleplaying spectacle-spinner Final Fantasy XIII sold over 1.5 million units in its first four days on store shelves, reports Japanese tracker Enterbrain. Not bad at all, considering the game's only available for the PlayStation 3 in Japan (the English-language version for both PS3 and Xbox 360 doesn't ship until next March). Square Enix president Yoichi Wada revealed the company has already shipped 1.8 million copies, and expressed hope sales would reach the 2 million mark shortly.

Some perspective: Sony's Japanese PS3 install base stands at around 4 million units. Plug the 1.5 million figure in and you get 38 percent of that base holding a copy of Final Fantasy XIII. What's more, if Wada's forecast is accurate, we'll see that number soar to roughly half of all Japanese PS3 owners in the coming weeks.

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NateNater3009d ago

And this is only in Japan! Worldwide sales for this game are going to be crazyyyy!

Saaking3009d ago

Damn, FF is HUGE in Japan. I knew it'd sell well, but I honestly didn't think it'd sell this well. I wonder how many PS3s have been sold.

komp3009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

I am a PS3 Fanboy.

Umm it says 2 million sales in the title yet the article actually says shipped.

Can someone clarify this mistake.

I am still a PS3 fanboy.

EDIT: ROFL @ Disagree, you make this place worth it.

DatNJDom813009d ago

I hope that the success continues in the west. I read somewhere that there were also about 245k PS3/FFXIII bundles sold. Looking good for Sony.

sikbeta3009d ago

Is not "the surprise", we all know this game is HUGE

Lou Ferrigno3009d ago

lol @ KOMP..

i probably was the only one that thot that was funny ..
good stuff man,shows n4g's classic colors.

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solidt123009d ago

It hasn't even been a week yet and Japan is so small. Almost at 2 million. Incredible.

darthv723009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

I will buy two copies when it releases in the US. 1 ps3 for playing and 1 360 for collecting.

FamilyGuy3009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

1.8 million shipped
1.5 million sold
2.0 million expected? When will the next shipment hit japan or has it already?

I can't wait to get my copy and been watching many of these in anticipation.

DaTruth3009d ago

I had no intention of getting this game, but the TGS trailer was one of the best made trailers I've ever seen and the gameplay looked better than I expected. It convinced me to buy VII too!

k2d3008d ago

I'm fed up with this new company that is Square Enix. Final Fantasy has lost its charm. It's time to broaden one's horizon.

I hope Square Enix drops and burn for their greediness.

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FiftyFourPointTwo3009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

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Sir Ken_Kutaragi3009d ago

...PlayStation Brand!!! ;)

+ The xBox 360 is just for playing Halo and Gears and TWITtering and FaceBooking and Cross Game(HOW SAD)Chatting... ;-D

Udidntlistenpunk3009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

Thats my estimate. And, of course, the majority of the sales will be on PS3.

Who wants to risk not playing FFversus13?
The only people getting it on 360, are the morons who bought a 360 in 2006 because they thought FF13 and MGS4 will come to the 360. Lmao suckers.

I must say I was rather impressed with it openingmovie. But Im still more excited about versus13.

We will have to wait and see what FF13 brings. Great graphics though.

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xcox3009d ago

i can't wait for the final WW sales numbers on each platform when it'll be indisputable that M$ basically financed the PS3 version and xb!tches will realize how deep they got it up the poopoo hole

then i will remember the giant circle jerkoff they had all over the tubes when the SE deal was announced and how sony was so DOOOOOOOMED and sh!t

then, i will laugh so hard i will probably end up in a hospital but it'll be totally worth it


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Ninji3009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

-The whole game is completely linear until halfway through [approximately 20 hours].

-There are hardly any towns.

-The party is always fixed. The whole game just repeats the movie-battle sequence over and over [In fact the progression is closer to movie-run-battle-run-movie-bos s-movie-run-battle…].

-There are rather a lot of movies.

-Moving around is like a long marathon.

-You can’t flee battles [You can’t avoid most battles either as there is no sneaking past enemies, including weak ones].

-Your party is completely healed after each battle.

-If the main character in your party dies it is game over [There are only ever 3 characters in battle, often less, and often fixed].

-The best tactic is almost always endlessly attacking. There is next to no strategy or skill involved.

-The summons’ transformation scenes are a joke [i.e. Odin turning into a horse].

-The story is rubbish… [Spoilers omitted, but complaints centre on Snow’s constant and cringe inducing insistence that he is a hero and will “protect” whatever it is the antagonists are menacing this time]

-Shopping is only done at “online” shops on save points, with no proper shops to be found.

-However, this doesn’t matter as you hardly ever get any money [and you can never buy anything more powerful than what you already looted].

-The status screen displays no real information.

-There are only 8 items usable in combat [For that matter, there are hardly any weapons or accessories, and the “crafting” system mostly consists of spending drops to upgrade their 2 stats].

-There are no levels.

Just to name a few.

kurochi3009d ago

sounds like old school RPG!!! I may be down for one..... LOL

hatchimatchi3009d ago

Have you played the game or did you just copy and paste that list from the news story that was on n4g the other day?

The game is awesome, i have the import. I won't go into too much detail but yes it is linear, at least it has been so far. I'm about 10 hours in. Is being linear a bad thing? I don't think it is in this case, yes some people will hate it but i enjoy it. At least play the finished copy before you automatically cast it aside.

One thing with the list though...too many movies and the game repeats itself with battle/movie/boss, etc.

When has a FF game ever not followed that pattern? It's always been like that. Not to mention, the cutscenes are freaking awesome in this game. Instead of countless text based scenes we get movie scenes. It's the same thing as the old games really.

Hate it all you want but it is a great game, i can't wait for march to get here so i can understand the full story.

Udidntlistenpunk3009d ago

That being said.

- no FF game has ever been linear
- no FF ever had too few towns or cities
- no FF let you have fixed amounts of characters as your party
- no FF has limited amount of gil
- and no, FF movies or cutscenes are awesome and a pre must.

And rofl FF13 in 4 days outsold the entire mystwalker xbox 360 crap line up world wide total COMBINED.


stb3009d ago (Edited 3009d ago )

- no FF game has ever been linear (ff x, iv, ff vii!!!!wow even ff ix)

- no FF ever had too few towns or cities (WHO CARES...TWO BIG PLANET IS ENOUGH)

- no FF let you have fixed amounts of characters as your party (FF IX=3 characters....FF VII= 3 characters, FF X....3 CHARACTERS)

- no FF has limited amount of gil (LOOOOLMFAO....)

- and no, FF movies or cutscenes are awesome and a pre must. (LOL ALWAYS)

And rofl FF13 in 4 days outsold the entire mystwalker xbox 360 crap line up world wide total COMBINED. (OWNED)


knifefight3009d ago

"There are no leverls" OH NOES!
"Your party is completely healed after battle" OH NOES!

...Yeah, real gamebreakers there, haha.

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raztad3009d ago

These guys are:

2 millions would mean half the current installed base in Japan, it's possible but I think there is a huge increase in PS3 sales at the same time, so the attach rate will be lower.

kenpachi3009d ago

the truth will be crying soon trying to spin it as usual

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