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No Final Fantasy XIII system bundle for PS3

Microsoft says that the Xbox 360 will be the only system bundled with Final Fantasy XIII outside of Japan.

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NateNater2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

Who cares. FFXIII will still sell millions whether its bundled or not.

doG_beLIEfs2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

A Cupcake for Gabe2804d ago

This won't sell....Square can take every bit of MS's money, but everyone knows 360 gamers rarely buy JRPGs.

-Alpha2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

presto7172804d ago

but from what I've heard, its not that good.

NOOBKILLA2804d ago

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..=)

Parapraxis2804d ago

*cries*

...not really though.
And it'll still sell way better on PS3 lol.

Genesis52804d ago

Maybe Sony is having a Versus bundle in NA for those that want to have the complete FF XIII experience.

darthv722804d ago

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.

JokesOnYou2804d ago

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

catguykyou2804d ago

So the fact that FFXIII started on PS2 didn't gimp it at all?
http://www.the-magicbox.com...

just wondering...

Genesis52804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

BRG90002804d ago

"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.

Sevir042804d ago

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.

Dragun6192804d ago

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.

mikeslemonade2804d ago

I'm not buying this game for PS3 because this game is coming out for the 360 :)

exnihilonihilfit2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

Dark-vash2804d ago

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...

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Homicide2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

Huge blow for Sony, but a huge win for Microsoft.

doG_beLIEfs2804d ago

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.

bioshock12212804d ago

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.

jackdoe2804d ago

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.

Megaton2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

Homicide2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

jackdoe2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

sikbeta2804d ago

Yeah.... xbox crew SURE LOVE RPGS/JRPGS more than Games like Gears of War or COD/s

Dance2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

I'd say MS and Sony are about even

xTruthx2804d ago

lol Homicide casuals don't buy a 360 for FF, they buy it for fps.

Sickr2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

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.

jackdoe2804d ago

I'd say a similar God of War 3 bundle with a similar price point and 250gb HD would do the same, no?

paradigmfellow2804d ago

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

Dragun6192804d ago

@ 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.

SkyGamer2804d ago

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.

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ClownBelt2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

I applaud MS. They did it this time. Sony will be going down big time with this bundle, I hope.

I'm starting to like MS more and more while my hate to Sony is getting bigger and bigger. A little more push, and I'll sell my PS3 to get to the other side.

Sony = No support, Slow like turtle in EVERYTHING.

Edit. Lmao. Within 10 seconds, I got 4 disagrees. As much as I being a PS3 fan, I'm not blind enough to see Sony's HUGE fault.

Edit. 22 disagrees and counting within 25 minutes. lol

fishd2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

Please apply your palm to your face

Thanks for your cooperation

doG_beLIEfs2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

Just go sell your PS3 if you want.

Buy a 360 if you want.

What are you going to tell us about in your mundane life next?

How you found a better toothbrush and will be changing to it?

"As much as I being a PS3 fan, I'm not blind enough to see Sony's HUGE fault."

C'mon dude...r u 4 real?

I will gladly take Sony's faults (GOW3, GT5, MLB 10, MNR, HR, UC2, Agent) and many more over MS's timed "exclusives".

Please Sony keep faulting this generation....I am loving it.

"Slow like turtle in EVERYTHING."

Last time I checked the tortoise WON the race.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

@ClownBelt

Well, If I had to choose what version to buy FFXIII, PS3 is the smart choice. Doesn't matter if this is not included.

Not because I prefer Sony. No, is because is a fact, is better on PlayStation 3.

ExPresident2804d ago

They like the nickle and dimes they get from you to.

CaptainPunch2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

What system was Persona on again? Wait was it on a Sony Console? Please STFU and GTFO

Parapraxis2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

I didn't disagree, just took a bubble.
Thanks for playing.

ClownBelt2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

It's on PS2, and I'm happy for Sony on that generation. Not so much this gen. They keep on failing one after another. This is the reason why they're in the third place, and they rightfully deserves it.

@ doG beLIEfs

Don't worry dude. Once Persona 5 gets announced for the 360(which highly likely to happen) as an exclusive, I'll happily ditch the PS3.

" Last time I checked the tortoise WON the race."

Last time I checked the rabbit is still running.

sikbeta2804d ago

ClownBelt = stealth-troll Bungie?

lol

Valkyre2804d ago

CLOWNS ARE FUNNY!!! :D :D :D

Homicide2804d ago

How is he trolling? He's perfectly correct!

Parapraxis2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

@ Homicide

Are you serious? haha, wow, that's hilarious.

/BEGIN SARCASM
Yes, surely Sony will be going down big time with this bundle.
It will be the straw that breaks the camels back!
/END SARCASM

LOL

You and ClownBelt really are delusional.

ClownBelt2804d ago

Look at my post history. Lmao.

I've continuously bashed the Xbox 360 in this site, and will continue to do so, but the fact remains that this is a really good move for MS. I don't live in Japan, so it doesn't matter if they got a bundle there.

Accept the fact that Sony is slow as turtle when it comes to other region other than Japan.

UltimateIdiot9112804d ago

Last time I check a PS3 + FFXIII is still cheaper than this bundle. Honestly, those who want FFXIII know which version offers 1080p + lossless.

If it does beat PS3 version in sales, I would have to say it's because fans like me are disappointed at how much they cut back and gimp it. A whole game worth of content, mostly linear, and My hands.

ps360owner092804d ago

Can you explain that no support and slow comment further? Do you mean they are slow releasing the games you want to play? I have a ps3 and a 360 but I could never see myself trading in my ps3 to get a 360. I have the original 60gig which I think is the best model of the ps3 sony has ever made.

paradigmfellow2804d ago

it wont happen. If anything it will be multiplat but considering how bad it has been so far for atlus on 360 i can see persona 5 comming to ps3.

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NYC_Gamer2804d ago

i guess MS wanna hide that ugly 3 disc bundle from the customers...

Parapraxis2804d ago

I guess they didn't want to add a 4th disc so they made the less than 1MB sized avatar content downloadable.
=)

Godmars2902804d ago

Or to get people to go on XBL who otherwise, as JRPG fans, would have no reason to.