Microsoft says that the Xbox 360 will be the only system bundled with Final Fantasy XIII outside of Japan.
Who cares. FFXIII will still sell millions whether its bundled or not.
Not going to waste my money on a gimped FF13. Say whatever you want, but IMO it is gimped if it has to run on the 360 too. Too many other real not timed exclusives coming to the PS3 for me to care. "Put your 360 anger aside and pick up the game if you like it." I have no anger towards the 360, I do want Wada to go suck a BLANK for ruining a once great developer. I am a patient man, I will wait for this to be in the bargain bin if I buy it at all. More than likely I will just wait for V13.
This won't sell....Square can take every bit of MS's money, but everyone knows 360 gamers rarely buy JRPGs.
Put your 360 anger aside and pick up the game if you like it. If you aren't picking it up because it's shared on the 360 then I guess you really don't like the game much to begin with. They've been working on the game a long, hard, time so it's not "gimped", just not an exclusive which means no, it wont fully utilize the PS3. But that wont stop it from being a good game. Also, the PS3 doesn't need a bundle but MS clearly made on to help boost sales of Final Fantasy on the 360.
but from what I've heard, its not that good.
In my opinion FF 13 will sell millions by itself. I don't think FF13 is going to be a huge system seller for M$ compared to lets say a Gears of War 3 or Halo: Reach would. I'm sure Sony wanted to bring a PS3/FF13 bundle to the states but hey, Money talks and M$ has a d*mn bullhorn! As for myself I have both a 360 and PS3. I plan to get it on PS3..=)
*cries* ...not really though. And it'll still sell way better on PS3 lol.
Maybe Sony is having a Versus bundle in NA for those that want to have the complete FF XIII experience.
Why let a 360 release keep you from getting the game for ps3? Sometimes I just dont get the way of thinking some people have.
dog belief you sound very very bitter....just enjoy your copy of FF, its not like this bundle deal micro has affects you personally, or does it? lol so funny watching you guys implode over good 360 news. JOY
So the fact that FFXIII started on PS2 didn't gimp it at all? http://www.the-magicbox.com... just wondering...
You can tell MS is going into to panic mode again trying to secure DLC and little widgets for every multi plat game going. How about having some confidence in your product and see what can do on its own merits.
"This won't sell....Square can take every bit of MS's money, but everyone knows 360 gamers rarely buy JRPGs." Your logic is backwards. This isn't to sell JRPGs to 360 gamers... why would existing 360 gamers buy a console bundle? This is to try and sell 360s to JRPG gamers. It'll be interesting to see if it works.
already gauranted to win.. on PS3 alone the game is sitting at 1.9 million sold. in the US and EU/UK this will likely eclipse that 1.9 million in a matter of days, i'm expecting 2.4 million in NA and 2.5 in the EU/UK regions for PS3 alone. i'll be shocked if this game even breaks past 1.5 million for the 360, Most people will get this on the PS3 if they are dual console owners and even more so if they've played all there RPGs on the PS1 and PS2.
I Don't understand the logic behind this bundle at all. They continue to alienate their primary fanbase on PS3 when Obviously Jrpgs are not selling on Xbox360. Does Wada not like PS3 or something? The only thing SE can make up for it is if they made a FFXIII Versus PS3 bundle, Which would totally be badass.
I'm not buying this game for PS3 because this game is coming out for the 360 :)
He may have phrased it a little off, but his point is still valid. The people who buy 360's aren't the people who play JRPGs, and JRPG players probably already have a system, which is more likely to be a PS3. But hardcore JRPG players who don't have a system yet will know everything there is to know about this game, including that the PS3 version is 1 disc versus Xbox's 3 discs, and though it's really not that big of a deal to get up and change discs, I think everyone who has the option will choose 1 disc, especially since the videos (which is a big part of what FF is all about) are in HD on PS3. Bottom line, FFXIII is not likely to be a system seller for Xbox. Sure, it's a legacy franchise, but not for their system. That's Xbox's problem this year though, they don't have many legacy franchises (by that I mean franchises that started last gen and continue into this one), which are what sell systems because people are already committed to the franchise. Halo is their big legacy franchise, and I'm sure most Halo diehards already have one. Aside from Halo, they have Splinter Cell, which I'm pretty sure will get a lot of late comers to this gen who had Xboxes last gen, or who had friends who had Xboxes. That's not to say that 360's won't sell, and I'm sure ME2 pushed quite a few 360s off the shelves, but 360 sells despite major game releases simply because it's the HD gaming market leader, so perception and peer pressure keep people choosing it. In America at least, 360 also benefits from more of a casual appeal over PS3, which despite a new competitive price, still seems high end, especially for families looking to obtain a gaming system for their kids consumption and not for adults. PS3 on the other hand has a ton of legacy franchises, not the least of which being GOW and GT, plus The Last Guardian carries the mantle of a legacy franchise even if it doesn't fit into a numbered series. If Twisted Metal is revealed, you can bet that will also have PS3's flying off the shelves. But of course, since FF has it's legacy on Playstation, PS3's will sell as a result of FFXIII's release, regardless of being bundled.
I don't get the "Jrpg's fans don't buy the xbox" I bought an Xbox for Jrpg's, I couldn't care less about what system has them... My first Jrpg's this Gen was Lost Odyssey and, in my opinion, is still the best Jrpg i've played on HD systems...
War has changed!
Huge blow for Sony, but a huge win for Microsoft.
If it were a specially designed 360 like the PS3 in Japan yes, but it is just a regular console so IMO no big wup. I wonder how much $ MS paid for this? So glad Sony spends its money on their OWN games and nearly nothing on timed "exclusive" crap.
Why is this a huge blow for Sony. I think its fair Sony gets an exclusive bundle in japan and MS gets an exclusive bundle in North America seems fair to me.
MS paid for the games packaged in the bundle themselves, so in Square-Enix's eyes, those are already copies sold. I also believe this heavy marketing push is due to the deal that brought FFXIII to the 360; S-E likely breached an exclusivity contract with Sony to do it and MS made up for that by hoofing some of the advertising.
It's just the standard package deal they make when they try to make a multiplat appear to be a 360 exclusive. Only shown at Microsoft conferences, only advertised for 360, and only bundled with 360. Resident Evil 5 and Modern Warfare 2 got the same thing. They'll probably do it for Metal Gear Rising too.
Huge win because the bundle is exclusive to 360 in two of the biggest markets. Casuals who are looking to pick up a console for FFXIII will buy this. It's a pretty sweet deal. Smart business move by MS to sway some PS2 owners to upgrade to a 360 instead. Disagree all you want.
I don't think casuals will just randomly want Final Fantasy XIII. In fact, it is quite niche, so niche that the biggest market for this game is actually Japan. Besides, a God of War 3 bundle that same month may do more to sway PS2 owners towards a PS3 any way.
Yeah.... xbox crew SURE LOVE RPGS/JRPGS more than Games like Gears of War or COD/s
I'd say MS and Sony are about even
lol Homicide casuals don't buy a 360 for FF, they buy it for fps.
Lets face it, Sony would have killed to have this game bundled with the PlayStation 3. But the 360 with its low price point and 250GB HDD is definitely going to entice people who were looking to pick up a current gen console for this game to buy an Xbox 360.
I'd say a similar God of War 3 bundle with a similar price point and 250gb HD would do the same, no?
it is actually a win for square they know that the ps3 version will sell more. They are just sucking as much money as they can from microsoft
@ Homicide Honestly, If any PS2 owner was getting a Console for FFXIII, Why would they get the Xbox360 bundle when it has nothing for it except bonus avatar items. If they were smart like you said they would spend they're $400 to get a 250gb PS3 and FFXIII along with the two other Final Fantasy games planned for it already, Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy XIV.
Yes jack, but god of war is a niche market as well. Only difference is that Final Fantasy has a way bigger name and has been around for much longer than god of war. You also have to think of the Wii users as well. They might be buying a console just to play Final Fantasy considering that Final Fantasy has had more titles on Nintendo than any other platform. Ninty FF1 FF2 FF3 FF4 FF5 FF6 - Argued the best Final Fantasy from FF Fans FF Mystic Quest FF Tactics FF12 Revanant Wings FF Tactics A2 FF Crystal Chronicles FF Crystal Chronicles 2 FF CC DS Game 1 FF CC DS Game 2 FF4 The After Years FF Legend 1 FF Legend 2 FF Legend 3 Crystal Defenders FF Adventures FF Gaiden Kingdom Hearts Chain of memories Kingdom Hearts 385/2 Choco land game of dice FFF Choco Dungeon Choco Tales FFCCC My Life as King FFCC My life as Dark Lord FFCC Crystal Bearers FF 1 & 2 Dawn of Souls FF4 adv FF5 adv FF6 adv FF4 ds sony FF7 FF8 FF9 FF10 FFx-2 FF11 FF12 FF13 FF14 FF13v FF CC FF Anthology FF Origins Ergheiz Chocobo Racing KH 1 KH 2 KH psp FF Dirge of Cerb FF Crisis Core FF13 psp FFT psp Fortress Crystal Defenders Choco Dungeon 1 Choco Dungeon 2 FFX Ultimate Box Microsoft Fortess FF7 FF8 FF11 FF14 FF13 Crystal Defenders And considering SE support of DS/Wii/X360 Last Remnant Star Ocean 4 Infinite Undiscovery Project Sylpheed DQ9 FF4 sequel KH 385/2 FF Gaiden These games have been out already for their respected platforms, you can clearly tell their level of support. FF13 will be ps3's first title from SE.