Based on some information that has apparently surfaced from this week's Dengeki, Final Fantasy XIII is coming to Japan in December.
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I don't speak Japanese, so I have no idea myself.
It didn't sell that well on the 360 here and there's only like three people with 360s on in Japan
It sold 1.5 mil units world wide, not bad for a JRPG on the 360, so yes, it sold well enough. Plus it isn't like it's going to cost them anything, they will make money from this so why not? I also think it increases the likely hood that FFVersusXIII will go multiplatform. @rhood022: It doesn't matter though about the install base in Japan, the game is already done so why not put it out on 360? Even if it sells 20-80k they will still make money on it?
Yes. It did sell 1.5 "world-wide" aka the UK and US. Where the 360 console install base justified it being released there. That's not the case in Japan.
really? Easy mode? How's that an additional feature?
This game was hard? O_o
if they fixed the video so it was varible bit rate and used compression tech that wasn't 10 years old I'd import it
this makes no sense to me.
If true, I honestly don't understand the rationale behind this. Other than SE wanting to squeeze out extra $ on a few thousand copies sold.
it'd probably sell 20-40k in japan that's the low end of jrpg sales on the console
Didn't the Japanese buy PS3s to play this game? I mean, everyone who wanted FF13 must have played it by now. Anyway if this is confirmed, I guess it's good news to those rare Japanese 360 owners who don't have a PS3 and wants FF13... :)
Its more an annoying and bad sign that Square is committing resources to projects like this. Though I suspect, which is only going to be more annoying, is that it'll have a cinema mode that will never leave Japan.
it's not commiting resources it's simply replaceing the text with the original... try and not be to ignorant I know you're intelegent from your other comments
Still going to the trouble of printing discs and advertising. Coding for the translation and this "easy" they're talking about. Like the game needs an easy mode.
if they don't release it at bargain price it won't sell. the ps3 version went to the bargain bin within a month. there is much 360 in japan so they can't sell it for that stupid amount they did with the ps3 version.
Well those 10 360 fanboys in Japan will be happy.
Only way this could sell is if they add additional content. I'm talking secret bosses, new quests, attires, minigames. Basically miniscule stuff that adds replay value. Something the game desperately needs.
Sure if that hits the fanboy fan in Japan, something brown smelly and sticky will indeed fly.
good job,send it to japan when they all beat it on the ps3 a year ago
The original was already easy mode. Pretty much played itself. Don't how you can make it easier than that, other than it having the characters moving around by themselves.
Instead of focusing on games that are still under development you do this really now come on this is becoming ridiculous S-E !!!!
Wow, now the seven people who own an Xbox 360 in Japan will be able to experience the disappointment that was Final Fantasy 13.
makes sense for them to do this, they can make a few million out of this.
i'm not sure about this move. People who got x360 in japan most probably also own a ps3; unless some how they don't support their own product, which is very unlikely. Maybe it is cheaper to produce over there and making a few bucks probably wouldn't hurt.
I don't get the point of it. Waste of time and energy. It's like releasing a story driven horror game made by the people who made Max Payne to a shooter dominated platform. Who's stupid enough to do that? oh wait...
TGS, FF13 and FF13vs coming to 360 in japan and 360 worldwide day one Well, was obvious it would happen eventually, the budget of those (mediocre sadly in FF3 case) games is huge to sell only on PS3 and miss millions of 360 sales I hope they get the visuals right on 360 this time, not that it matter to me since i will buy it on PS3 because i want the series in one system (i got FF13 on PS3) For those saying it is a waste of time, consider that they want to make the ground for bringing FF13vs on 360 too It is obvious, they will announce FF13vs for 360 wordwide (japan included) and would not make sense without FF13 coming there first Sales are irrelevant, of course will be minimal now, this is only to prepare the ground for FF13vs announcement
release FF13 on xbox 360 in Japan and a month later, Square Enix realizes their stupid move.
Considering the small install base of the 360 in Japan, it doesn't make much sense, especially when the PS3 version outsold the 360 version; and besides...any Japanese gamer that wanted to play FFXIII would have bought a PS3 anyway.
For Square Enix, it's all about the $$$ They could care less about what everyone else thinks
While you people sit here and rant and do all this pointless arguing they are still are going to release the game for 360 in japan regardless of what you guys think about the situation...so your all pretty much talking sh!t for no reason. You people have no lives..
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