VG247: Square Enix has announced its sold over 5.5 million units worldwide of Final Fantasy XIII in the company’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.
I had originally borrowed it from a friend just to see why it was getting so much negative attention, but in the end I bought a copy too. It's far from perfect but it was worth the money plus it seems like the JRPG genre it lacking for the PS3 right now. Most of the JRPGs I've been playing this gen have either been on the PSP and DS or have been PSone era classics. We definitely need more eastern made games and I'm not talking just JRPGs.
You can put a J in front of it, but it still doesnt make it an RPG ;) I'm loving FF13 right now, just bought it for 30 dollars, but to me it doesnt seem like a RPG to me...
SE said that they were shooting for something different when they made FFXIII. They wanted to capture the same type of roller coaster feeling people get from games like COD:MW2 which is why they made it as linear and as fast paced as they did. They streamlined the experience to try and match that experience. Unfortunately this caused a lot of grief from fanboys that don't like the fact that its different from other Final Fantasys. It's a good game. Just don't think of it as a Final Fantasy and you will automatically enjoy it more. On a side note, they have already confirmed V13 will have a world map, airships, towns and so forth. If this game does come out on 360 also, I suspect you see similar difference as in XIII but Content won't be an issue. PS3 version will have what it was always intended to have and no less. The 360 version will have the same, just over multiple disks. There are many creative ways to span large games over multiple disks and SE is well practiced in this. Just look at all the multidisk PS games that they released. FFVIII was 4 disks. Just made everyone happy back then.
I got over 100 plus hrs in it. Its funny how the ps3 version has the same total of sells as both ME games combined. Maybe the "new" kings of rpgs bioware wish they had these sells huh?
Who brought up Bioware in this discussion? Go take that fanboysim to the other article where it belongs. A congrats FF13 would've been enough.
i love both Mass Effect games. i just think it funny how EVERYONE is saying they are the new kings of rpgs and yet people dont buy their games. ME1 2.2 mil sold ME2 1.7 mil sold part 2 is virtually dead in europe when it should have done a lot better. either way i'm glad FF13 has sold well.
I don't see ANY comments on this story about how Bioware are the "new kings" of rpgs. None whatsoever as of this comment. And 1.7 mil still seems like a big number to me. "i just think it funny how EVERYONE is saying they are the new kings of rpgs and yet people dont buy their games." I think this stuff is only in your head.
I have played both FF13 and ME2 and enjoyed them both equally, each got 100+ hours of my time. (100 hours ME2 is from 4 playthroughs), but I think ff13 is more successfully because it appeals to both western and asian gamers while ME2 is designed for western audiences only, and ME2 being a Microsoft exclusive didn't help.
it is a very good game even tho i didn't finish it gotta max out my hp before i finish the final battle
don’t deserve all this sells.
That's your opinion. I'm enjoying it.
I like it as well lol
Children apparently don't think we are entitled to our opinions. FFS you kids are sad.
Just because it's an opinion, doesn't mean everyone must agree with it. IMO the game is pretty terrible. Story is super loose. Combat is the worst in any FF game out there with auto battle killing the entire game. With auto battle, the game chooses the right command 90% of the time and chooses it faster than you would! Essentially, the game plays for you. Nice looking game tho.
The game has gotten very positive reviews and most everyone who bought it enjoyed it. The game becomes even better if you try and not think of it as a traditional FF game...cause it's not. It was meant to be streamlined to give a "rollercoaster" type experience seen in "western FPS games" like MW2.
what he said! my most dissapointing game of all time. I was expecting so much and its deliverd almost nothing (graphic & battle system)
I'd say it delivered in the graphics department, at least on the PS3. It's a beautiful game, it's no UC2 or GOW3, but it's definitely among the better looking games released this gen. Everything else tho, is rancid.
Not bad for a RPG
sold more on ps3 cuz xbox 360 version is sub hd
But, I do believe that all of negativity surrounding the 360 version before the game released caused some cautious gamers to get the PS3 version instead.
People are already arguing over Versus? Howabout we worry about SE making a GOOD GAME first before we worry about whether or not its being ported. FFXIII was horribly weak.
true it was weak i just finished the game last night. Seems they was trying so hard and this is the only FF i hate just about every character. Every single one of them lack common sense except Sazh
Even if it was available in japan for the 360 nobody would buy it. Why you think Square did not even attempt to do it because It would not sale or move hardware. No one in there right mind would buy a ps3 with ff13 over xbox 360 with ff13 if it was that alone. And if you did do that do yourself a favor check yourself into a mental institution for a full examination.
Sony had a deal with square about asian region release because they paid for a part of FFXIII engine's developement.
I got it on 360! Pretty good game. I am betting that the 360 version sold better in the states then the PS3 version... Just saying.
to bad your wrong
Wrong The 360 version is not close to ps3 one.
It is a great action adventure game but a horrible RPG or JRPG.
or even the last great one I liked which was Lost Odyssey. I picked this up for the PS3 because I think it's the better copy. I like the story, music and the Visuals. Everything else is eeeeehh....Ok. This game has a strange pace with no town exploration or control over characters in battle.(dumbed down) I'm still in Grand Pulse.
sold more. I F'n love this game!
Fanboys can harp all they want, the multiplatform move from SE payed off from a business perspective. The game is new so the going rate is still $60. so we can estimate $60 X 5,500,000 = 330,000,000 that it pulled in around three hundred thirty million dollars. before bargain bin!! I remember at a press event for the game nomura said they wanted to bring FFXIII to "As many gamers as possible" and multiplatform is the only way to do that.
FF13 was garbage and the worst game in the series. The only reason it sold is because the sheep buy anything with "Final Fantasy" slapped on the box. http://www.vgcats.com/comic...
I'm surprised it did so well since everyone has somewhat unhappy the overall product. I was bored and unimpressed for the majority of it. It was the most stripped down, bare bones Final Fantasy I've played yet. There was next to no challenge. You could through the entire game with the auto-select features since there was next to no strategy. What really bothered me though was the fact that you couldn't customize each characters class like the gambit system in FF12. The game's level design felt like a MMO. It was a whole bunch of large, empty, non-branching hallways that went on without much variation. Pulse was okay and opened up the game but half of the missions are impossible until your classes are maxed out, which takes forever. I shouldn't be able to beat the last boss so easily then come back to pulse to have my ass handed by a giant cactus. The first part of Eden was awesome looking though. It felt like I was fighting through Coruscant from Star Wars. The boss was pretty disappointing. It was a giant clock.
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