Brett Walton - "The first week of western launch for Final Fantasy XIII saw over 1.2 million units sold through - 61% of which were on PS3"
intresting thought japan has 2 million already, but good nonetheless 61% is good :) wait.........:(you'd be.... insane to dissagree
Yes this isn't including Japan sales obviously...
39% have been duped into buying the grimey SD crap version. I feel sorry for those people. *minute silence*
So from the numbers we know - WORLDWIDE SALES SO FAR: PS3 - 2,732,000 360 - 468,000
And i wonder how many of those 468,000 will/hav traded there copy in
Hopefully these sales will finally convince Yoichi Wada to support the PS3 rather than avoid it in his western market strategy in which so far SE has released maybe like 10 games on Xbox360 while FFXIII is the second SE game on PS3 and hell it sold way better than any game SE has released on the Xbox360. Just what are you doing SE?
It is extremely addictive. I didn't think I was going to like it after the first couple hours but after 13 hours, I cannot put it down. Great game and having the PS3 version makes sense since I have all three consoles and will buy the best version of any game on the platform it serves best. In this case, the PS3 version is the best looking and comes on one disc so it makes sense to buy the PS3 version. Anybody that did not had better only have a 360 or a slight case of brain damage.
And good performance for the 360 version. I was expecting a bigger gap. USA + EU = 730 600 on PS3 469 400 on 360. Thats some serious numbers right there on the 360. The console where supposedly people only buy shooters. Damn, I think SE is never going exclusive again. Well, at least not in the West. And once again I'm glad to see that the FF13 hate campaign didnt stop it from being a blockbuster.
1. These numbers only include the last week of sales worldwide and not initial sales in Japan. 2. As I said before, people will be surprised how well the 360 does with this game. They won't lead, but there's no denying that the 360 has done a great job at taking a big piece of the pie for their own. For every person that buys a 360 version of the game, that's one less opportunity for Sony to sell a PS3. Very well played Microsoft, very well played.
absolutely right, cgoodno. While no person in their right mind was expecting the 360 version to come anywhere near outselling the ps3 version worldwide, we must acknowledge that 39% of sales in western regions is 39% of sales which 'would have' gone to Sony, had it not been for the fact it was multiplat. Well played indeed, MS!
Hey shadowflare, I got it on the PS3, and it`s a great game. But to feel sorry for people playing the same game on another console it just a little, oh I don`t know, immature?
When I see almost 500 000 copies on the 360 I tell myself Sony should have kept FF13 exclusive. It would have given them a major boost in the US, where they need it most and strengthen their position in EU. MS played this one right. I got the PS3 version by the way :) @below: I'm not ignoring Japan. This thread is about USA and EU sells. Moreover its exclusive in Japan. I'm talking about the areas where its multiplat and that actually concern us. But I know very well you fully understood that. @syronicus below: 500 000 in one small week for a jrpg and you're pretending thats nothing ?? LOL.
since this is usually the other way around, i'll give you a taste: HAH take what? a little over half the sales NOT INCLUDING JAPAN? HAHAH yeah sure =) REAL NUMBERS mr.frost, REAL NUMBERS: PS3 - 2,732,000 360 - 468,000 = 5:1 (rough guess) you damn people always exclude that part of the world that's deemed inconvenient to your joyful mood
Even if FF was not exclusive in Japan, do you really think the 360 version would of broke more than 150k?? I love how everyone is praising the 360 for "great" surprising sales... 3mil vs .5mil is not impressive for one of the strongest title names in gaming. Sorry.
there are so many quality PS3 games, the system install base is younger and can't go out and buy every hit, there are new exclusive games coming out like every month, FF13 in the stores I went to looking at prices were near sold out,compared to the x360 game which was stuffed in the crack between the game and its neighbour. I still have not bought my PS3 version of the game. I intend to, of course, at a later date. There is reason to believ that in future sales the PS3 fanbase will purchase the game in greater quantities then the x357 fanbase and the gap with widen even more in the Americas and in europe. I don't doubt that most of those who have x357's and wanted FF13 bought it or burnt it, whereas I know people holding off on the purchase due to GOW.
Really? 500,000 copies is a huge dent in PS3 sales? You think that the .5 mil would have boosted sales of the PS3 in North America? Have you seen the Chupacabra too? And to the user above me, it is a fact that people are holding out on FFXIII for the PS3 due to GOWIII. I have many friends on my list doing just that. Good call. Have a bubble.
Well Pennywise, considering Blue Dragon sold 200k units with just barely 1 million 360 in the Japanes market at the time, I would have to say that it would be a safe bet to think it would sell over 150k but still nothing compared to the PS3 numbers that`s for sure. It`s simple math really.
Why do you think Microsoft frequently buys exclusive ad rights? It works well for them. American consumers are zombies, buying what their TV tells them to buy. I had to have seen 30 FFXIII commercials last night while channel surfing, all of them only had the 360 logo at the end.
39% of Final Fantasy fans that wont be buying a PS3 to play this game:)
Why am I getting so many disagrees for my first quote with the numbers? I took 1.2 mil, gave each side its stated percent and added Japans 2mil to the PS3 version.
hey Xiphos, most consumers are zombies there is no need for some stupid anti american comment. I know I know, it`s what the cools kids do, but its an ingorant comment nontheless.
How on planet Earth did Sony let this one slip away...
Be careful with throwing around a figure like 39% as an entirety. These numbers do not include the initial sales in Japan, which is 100% PS3 and currently is greater than the total sales outside of Japan as a whole. Taking everything into consideration, that 39% gets cut more than in half down to 17% when you try to make it a number encompassing all FF fans. You should really say 39% of FF fans outside of Japan didn't need to buy a PS3 to enjoy this game. I think your statement would have just as much weight but would remove much of the 'fanboyish-ness' from it if you tried to phrase it more accurately and without the intent of inciting anger in those who hug their PS3 at night when they sleep.
Us cool kids recognize that American consumerism is in a league of its own. No one consumes like we do.
much better. cheers.
for someone who supposingly bought the PS3 version of this game, your quite defensive towards the 360 sales?! hmmp... how strange... btw, Sony let it slip cause they don't pay for 3rd party exclusives.. although, I don't know about now... anyhow, I'm probably like a few other PS3 owners who have yet to get this game due to being a broke a$$ and picking up GOW3 instead.... Soon my final fantasy... soon...
You guys understand that Sony owns about 9% of SE and make a profit off of every version of FFXIII sold right? Sony doesn't care that FFXIII is multiplat because Microsoft is making THEM money. Microsoft ends up paying SE for the multiplat, and Sony gets that money. Sony wins either way. So how exactly did Sony let anything slip away if they are making profits from that 500K amount of units sold on the 360?
FF12 sold 994k on its first week between the US and the PAL territories. In its first week, between the US and PAL regions it only sold 730k? That's a big chunk missing from the previous FF installation. I believe it had a lot to do with the exclusivity deal; peoples interest just went down. The counter argument will be, they lost about 260k people but made up almost 500k with going to 360. The counter argument to THAT statement would be, PS3 games usually have longer legs selling more in a longer span, and I'm sure even though FF13 is not exclusive, it'll have that effect on the console. At the end of the day, 360 only owners got a huge benefit and many are enjoying it. For only PS3 owners also got FF13 Versus to be looking forward for.
@Montrealien I actually don't see anything wrong with saying you feel sorry for someone with the 360 version because it's more sympathy than 360 fanboys give to Sony fanboys when the roles are reversed with ports. Good for 360 players for being able to play it though, despite the graphical differences. Beggers can't be choosers, I suppose.
SE plan failed... @Cold2000 The reported territories were UK and US not EU and US...
I just wish it was a better game. I bought Yakuza 3 and FF13 the same day and so far me and many of my friends are enjoying Yakuza 3 way more. I hope it sells well enough fo rus to get Yakuza 4, but i know it's wishful thinking.
WOW... you guys are seriously defensive for no reason! As soon as you hear that the sales in the west aren't dominating for the Ps3 version, you start throwing in the japanese version to make it look better. FFXIII will sell most on the Ps3 anyway so why are you so nervous? It wasn't even released for the 360 in japan, so technically you can't compare... but I know you will continue to do so. Just be happy that the game is selling well. EDIT: Oops, I just read a few more comments and realized I don't belong here! This post is for people who want to express their anger for whatever reason over FFXIII. I didn't mean to offend anyone... Carry on... i'll back out slowly and take my leave!
Japan sales NEVER HAPPENED. This game is exclusive to NA/PAL regions. Any mention of Japan will cause mass hysterical finger pointing about people being bias. So to counter that, Square-Enix has nullified all Japan sales for FFXIII. Now, PS3 is still leading in sales, but 360 fans can sleep better tonight knowing they have to worry a little less about pushing a disagree button for anyone who mentions the country that used be be known as Japan. ps... Sony owns part of SE. Keep giving your money to Sony 360 guys.
1. GOW3 came out a week after FFXIII, and 2. PS3s are in EXTREMELY short supply which probably helped the 360 sales numbers. EDIT: I, for one, didn't buy FFXIII yet, even though I want it, because I wanted to get through GOW3 first before I settle into a 60 hour+ jrpg. I'm sure that there are others that did the same.
we all know xbox 360 gamers will buy it day one then that's about it. Expect a sharp drop from week 2+. PS3 will still gonna remain there for quite sometime.
When do we find out the accurate numbers?
You do know Sony owns stock in SE so every 360 copy that sells they benefit from it. Besides you know MS prolly gave SE a good chunk of change to get it on their platform...just saying.
VGChartz... hummm... does anybody take this site seriously?
wait it sold more for PS3 in America?? But MS has double the install base how is that possible??? Greenburg!!! Answer me!!! *head explodes* @above all 360 fanboys did until they stopped bumping up 360 numbers..
Suddenly, 468,000 in a week is good. If this were a PS3 exclusive and didn't sell this many day one, 360 fanboys would be calling it a flop. In combined WW week one sales(including Japan), PS3 version sold around 2 million. Wait, this is VGChartz??? Please forget my post, it is moot now!
Im not surprised by the huge sales. I just wonder how many more copies it would've sold if the reviews were a bit better.
Yeah - if the game was getting reviews like Mass Effect 2 it could have done much better
will soon start coming into gamestops and other used game stores from dissatisfied fps players and 360 fans will start buying those. the fanbase is not into ff13 and will buy it used more likely then not.
im sorry. xbots FF13 PS3>360. nuff said.
I remember Microsoft saying that the 360 version was gonna sell more. What now Microsoft?
Of course they are going to say that. When have you ever heard either Sony or Microsoft act like they didn't have the best stuff?
who runs their mouth the most
@3.2 Well thats turn 10 of course lol
"The first week of western launch for Final Fantasy XIII saw over 1.2 million units sold through - 61% of which were on PS3" Final Fantasy Versus XIII EXCLUSIVITY CONFIRMED FOR PS3. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://www.youtube.com/watc... LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
You act like these are bad numbers for the 360. I'd say they are fairly good imo considering most people on 360 play FPS and more western RPG's e.g. mass effect 2. For a JRPG this sold quite well. Everyone already knew it was going to do well on PS3.
ok SE , you see these numbers, now keep all coming Final Fantasy titles on the PS3 and use the power of the Cell to its potential.
You serious? You really think SE wants to mis out on the 500K in 1 week, which means a lifetime sales of one million +? I say its good as confirmed that Versus 13 will come to the 360 as well, considering the good sales.
Whats stopping square from porting versus over onto the 360?
Crystallis...I'm assuming that you are implying that the game would have sold better if it was a PS3 exclusive, which is ridiculous.
3M VS 468,000 KEEP DREAMING.
Nomura. END Unless Nomura leaves SE, Versus will stay on PS3
Well, Versus now has a high chance of also being ported to the 360. SE has now observed that they can improve their bottom line by simply releasing the game on the 360 as well. The porting process will be relatively cost effective and 500,000 extra units in the first week is certainly worth it. no brainer.
For the first time ever, at least that I can recall, I'm going to agree with Foxgod on this one. These numbers will send a direct message to SE that all of their big titles should be multiplatform as they will see a profitable growth in sales to compensate for the effort in bringing their games to multiple platforms. Especially considering that getting a base process down for porting the games from PS3 to 360 with FFXIII makes it even easier in the future as well and will lead to better quality on the 360 without the compression and alpha issues the 360 has in the current version. You can also expect Microsoft to keep supporting SE's efforts in any way needed as SE is typically the #1 source of profitable JRPGs in Europe and the U.S. To those who disagree... I'd like you to look at how poorly many PS3 ports have been made from 360 lead games in both sales and quality and how even the minor amount of sales garnered from those ventures have kept all future titles on both platforms. It doesn't take much more than 150k sales in the first 3 months to make a port profitable. SE has already made a profit on the 360 sales alone this week, that's how good those numbers are. @pennywise below: I bought Ghostbusters for the PS3, even though it is kind of no-brainer that the 360 is a much better looking and performing game. I did it because I don't really use my 360 and so I figured I'd still enjoy it and get Trophies out of it on my PS3. If people want to support their console of choice with inferior versions of the game, that's fine. Us PS3 supporters have spent the first two years of our release doing that for the majority of games, haven't we?
You guys are satisfied with ports on multi discs. If VS is possible they probably will give you another shoddy port. I think they should.
And people who only have a 360 for reason X will be able to also enjoy that shady port. Why sony supporters on this site hate on people who do not have the luxury of choice is beyond me, it is a good example of their character though.
Nomura which is the director of versus refuse to gimp the game to go multiplatform. Wada was planning to make Versus multiplat too but Nomura threatened to leave SE if he does. They cannot afford to loose their best dev.
Nomura. END keep pining fellas...i mean the truth is the 360 is the mee too console of this generation. I thought the 360 had all the games.....anyway from now on that dvd<9 is gunna be a pain in the rare end for many devs especially for certain genres..
Do you people realise that a director is just another employee within the company. They got as much to say about where the game goes, as they got to say where they can park their car. In designated space provided by the company only.
good point BUT i feel versus will take more advantage of the ps3 hardware PLUS games dont need to hit 5 million for a sequel to be made or a dev to stay afloat. Yes they'd get more revenue BUT if every dev thought like that then there would not be games like mgs4 or gears or x third party exclusives.....seems like those devs are doing just fine. Another thing is the integrity of the devs....money is enough of a pull for some devs to cater for the lowest denominator or a quick turnover. With few exceptions exclusives on both consoles seem to be the best even though they may not sell as well as a multiplat and I, for one prefer that.. Let exclusives be exclusives not this wanna be console console movement. If you wanna play the game get the console end of as their relatively cheap now.
For you to understand Nomura is like CliffyB
So i think we can assume that if vs gets a delay that its for the 360 version to get ported again. sigh more waiting probably.
That's to be seen, though. While there have been hints that the lead person(s) want to keep FFXIII VS exclusive to the PS3, we don't really know how much say they will have depending on the results of FFXIII sales on the 360. It might go the same way it did with FFXIII and maintain its exclusivity in Japan but go multiplatform with a 'later development process' port to the 360 using their in-house engine. The important thing right now is to realize that SE will see the sales of FFXIII on the 360 as a good thing for going multiplatform and it will of course affect their decision going forward with all major titles. I think we'll see how it plays out by the end of the year, though. Either way, I'm unaffected since I know it will come out on the PS3. The question is will 360 owners be forced to buy one just to play it or will SE and Microsoft work out a deal like they did with FFXIII that will allow 360 only owners to enjoy the game as well without having to buy a $300 piece of hardware?
You think that 500K units being sold means people are going to like FFXIII and want to buy Versus XIII on the 360? The game was hyped out the a$$ and Microsoft is marketing it the same way. Unfortunately a lot of people either only have a 360 or are sheep and follow advertisements, but the game sucks in comparison to many other FF games. Plus, this is only the first week we're talking about. You're jumping the gun, and this NOT a good indication that Versus will go multiplat. What you're forgetting is that if Wada makes this multiplat, Nomura will leave, and SE will be seen as a company that could care less about their employees working conditions, or keeping their word as a company. And in Japan, that's a big deal because it effects how other companies will do business with you. I wouldn't doubt that Versus could go multiplat because Wada is a tool and I knew FFXIII was going multiplat the very day they changed the name of the engine from the White Engine to Crystal Tools and announced it as a multiplat engine, but don't think that a measly 500K units compared to millions on the PS3 means Versus is getting ported, or that people on the 360 will want it after playing FFXIII. FFXIII is nothing special, unlike many other FF games.
And just think about all the FF-vets who stood this one over..
XBOXs don't buy anyother game other than SHOOTERS, this is already a known fact.. XBOX should hav been called the shooterbox what a waste of Technology.. Microsoft has been trying too hard.. I know sony reps are some where just laughing.. LOLS..