Torrence Davis of The Bitbag writes, "I've received a few rumors from unknown tipsters on the interwebs that Microsoft will be making an announcement at TGS regarding the availability of FFXIII in Japan for the Xbox 360."
It seems silly that they WOULDN'T release it on 360 in japan, I mean it's not like it takes any extra effort. They're making it in japanese, then they're porting it so they'll have a japanese language version anyway. I was always baffled as to why it was to be PS3 exclusive in japan. Anyway could this be 360's biggest announcement at TGS? Seems like, to me, after all the whining of 360 fanboys that PS3 had "no games", PS3 has pretty much ALWAYS had more AAA exclusives than 360 and now PS3 owners are being bombarded with new game announcements and new games, whereas 360 owners get to look forward to a couple of exclusive games and multiplat announcements. 360 has 2 AAA exclusives as of today - count them http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... PS3 has Uncharted MGS4 Wipeout HD Warhawk
Im not sure how you class a AAA game but by the looks of it if its a PS3 exclusive you think its AAA 360 got more AAA exclusives than the PS3 you know it and everyone and their mother knows it so i suggest you shutup As for Square Enix, they would lose ALOT of crediablity if they did this, since they would of just outright lied to everyone, but this wouldnt be the first time...
warhawk and wipeout HD you count as AAA exclusives??? even uncharted i'd hesitate to call a AAA exclusive... (great game tho) uncharted 88 metacritic wipeout hd 87 warhawk 84 ps3 does have some hopeful AAA exclusives on the horizon though.
We all know that the true FF fans will be getting this on PS3, where it'll look and perform better, and be on one disc instead of 4.
LOL you honestly believe the hype, review scores and general fanboy wailing about which are AAA games? Warhawk and Wipout HD for me are AAA games. I've probably enjoyed those games more than any other game I've played. So yes I counted them on that list. I saw the wikipdedia list of 360 exclusives and actually wondered what games everybody was talking about when they said 360 had more games than PS3. Can anybody enlighten me?
Since when does a game that's lead on the PS3 look and play better than the 360? Let me smoke some of that pipedream of yours.
but then you have to wonder, FF:AC Complete is coming exclusively on Blu-ray with a 2hr long demo of FFXIII what's the point, MS?
Blakzhuk, is there something wrong with Thor believing those games to be AAA titles? He played the games so he should be able to judge for himself whether it's AAA status or not.
I'd call kameo, crackdown, forza, halo 3, gears of war, mass effect, viva pinata, lost odyssey, pgr4, dead rising, AAA games by that logic. So then you're clearly wrong about the number of AAA titles on the 360. Hell I'd even consider braid and too human AAA title. If you're going to subjectively choose which titles to name AAA games then what demarcation are you using to determine it?
3 of the games you listed aren't exclusives. 2 I counted already (Forza 2, Halo 3), Kameo I've never heard of, from what I've seen/heard of lost odyssey it doesn't look AAA though I might be wrong there ;) Crackdown was only even played by many people to get the halo 3 beta. That leaves PGR4 and Viva Pinata. OK so the 360 has 4 AAA exclusive titles. I listed 4 right there for the PS3. So the 360 has more games? Someone show me where they are.
thor you're a hypocrite. You call games like Uncharted and Warhawk AAA exclusives because you've played them. But you call the 360 exclusives AAA based on reviews alone
"We all know that the true FF fans will be getting this on PS3, where it'll look and perform better, and be on one disc instead of 4." considering the fact that many of us followed Final Fantasy since it was first introduced in the Nintendo platform... your comments is a very dumb one... True fans will buy the console that have Final Fantasy... so, if this game is indeed coming to the xbox 360... then... people that already have a 360 do not have to waste money on a PS3 to play the game... and people without game consoles... can just buy a xbox 360 core and save a ton of money instead of buying a PS3... So, no matter how you spin it... this translate very well to Microsoft and the xbox 360.
Sounds like paranoid & confused jibberish. There are lists all over the web that rebuke your nonsense comment on what you call AAA's lol.
very good job... I think those titles are AAA and therefore they are. That was your argument, and thats mine too. I've never heard of it? From what I've hear/seen of it? those are your arguments against kameo and lost odyssey, not knowing and and reviews, bit hypocritical me thinks. Crack down was a great game, whether or not people played it for the halo 3 beta. I could bash all those titles you listed but there'd be no point. You're saying the games you like are AAA, I'm saying the games I like are AAA, we're both at an impass and neither of us are right.
100% AGREED with Bladestar y the hell would u buy a ps3 for FF13 if u already have an xbox and its on that platform. no matter how many discs it is it wont matter (refers to the ps days where most ff games were more then 1 disc). also don't forget tales of, LO, and starocean. right now the xbox looks way better then the ps3 if ur a die hard pop jrpg fan. u get ur pop jrpgs, and low price point. that being said, if MS does announce FF13 for japan then SE will lose credibility. For they said no FF13 on xbox in japan. well w/e no skin off my nose, i still get it so i don't care. BUT ffv13 and if KH3 is ps3 exc, then sony might make a HUGE dent in the jap market. games games games. give us the games and we will come. something MS, Sony, and Nintendo are dumb this gen.
My apologies Xi. But 3 of the games you listed aren't exclusives even still. And the similarity in the number of great games on either system means the"fewer games for -- system" argument is unwarranted.
no surprise there. Fanboy's asside, why wouldn't they. They have the thing ported to XBOX 360 already. They don't even need to localize it, since it's in Japanese in beginning. Seriously.. Why wouldn't they. In business sense, It's a good move. First you get money from microsoft, second you get to sell your franchise better.
^^^ i agree with you, it's a smart business decision to do that. i have no clue why it wasn't a day one thing. but my comment above makes a lot of sense. it's a futile effort, especially in JPN EDIT: it's like saying if Halo was multi-plat. was exclusive in NA for a moment on 360 and a huge most loved Halo movie was coming exclusively on a disc format that only plays on the 360 with a 2hr long demo and beta of the next Halo. then Sony announces later that it will be releasing the same Halo game day in and day out with the 360.
I really don't understand why sony fans insist that their ps3 is light years ahead of the X360 and yes some are even delusional in thinking that the ps3 is better than a "Gaming PC." True the cell has higher top speed but remember that it is still a single core processor that has to wait for each instructions. People forget that the cpu in X360 is triple-core not single like the cell and there is dual thread EACH core. So where as the cell has 7 to work with, the X360 has 6 to work with. To each it's strength and weakness. I will hand it that blu-ray is awesome for movies. For gaming, cmon. Why is it such a big deal to change out disks once in awhile? Are we that lazy that we can not walk up to the console and swap out a disc which takes a whopping 15-20 seconds including the loading of it? Now the graphics card. The Xenos is way better than the stripped down 7800. 10 MB embedded eDRAM and access to 512 MB Ram with Unified Shader Architecture. Remember when nvidia downplayed UA saying it was more difficult and how much later did they release their card with UA? You talk to anyone who dabbles in computers even with the basic knowledge and they will tell you that for GAMING, a decent cpu but a good gpu is WAY better than a strong cpu and weak gpu. True I guess you can load office a whopping 2-3 seconds faster but then last time I checked, it was supposed to be a games console. Bottomline is that they can easily port from ps3 to X360 and release it both simultaneously. AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Ed. 8GB OCZ sli Dual Channel PC6400 GeForce 9600GT Gaming Ed. Asus M2n-Sli 500GB WD Caviar 250GB Seagate Bunch of 120mm fans. Is a little loud at first. Who am I kidding, sounds like a jet engine. Bunch of other useless stuff. Spank all three consoles like a re#-haired-Ste#-Chil#.
@gijose - Metacritic scores do not equal AAA e.g. Halo 3 90+% on Metacritic, and the game is actually rubbish. GTA4 got like 98% on metacritic and again it is a boring pile of crap that was hyped up so much by MS so everyone gave it very high scores. btw, if you'd actually played WipEout HD and Uncharted, you'd know that they are actually fantastic, they are probably the best looking console games available. I agree Warhawk isn't AAA though, but it is ok.
With regards to these rumors: "Rumor #1: One rumor is that the Asian version of the game will work on all Asian regions, including Japan. It is also rumored that there will be no Japanese language version of the Asian game, but there will be Japanese subtitles. Rumor #2: The second rumor that I received is that Microsoft is paying for a full Japanese port of the game to be launched in Japan with the Playstation 3 version." Rumor #1 - Why? When they have the Japanese language track already recorded, why on earth would they put Japanese subtitles only??? (possible) Rumor #2 - Pretty much impossible, because Square Enix have said a million times "The PS3 version will be completed first, the 360 version has not even been started yet".
It seems crazy that MS would put so much effort into establishing a relationship with Square/Enix, only to have FFXIII release in Euro and NA! Especially when they are trying so hard to attract the japanese market. And what better way can you think of other than to have FFXIII release on 360 in japan? I believe it is the main reason MS has aquired more RPG's for the 360, to show that the japanese will buy a 360 if it provided games they wanted to play. Basically telling SE... "If you build it... They will buy!" LOL! "IF" it does come to 360 in japan, it will probably be a timed release, coming out a few months after the Ps3 version! I don't see any way Sony would let the japanese version slip through their fingers like the NA and Euro version did! But if it did... we would be shocked together! @Bladestar... I have to agree! The main reason I wanted to pick up a Ps3 was for FFXIII! Now that it is coming to 360... I can wait a little longer.
I honestly don't want this game anymore... It's freaking pathetic...
" I was always baffled as to why it was to be PS3 exclusive in japan" Sony paid them for exclusivity perhaps -- a pre-existing contract perhaps? No matter, i agree. SE would **not** choose **less income** by not selling FXIII in Japan unless Sony was paying them for it. It is 100% illogical. Sony must be paying for it -- or, perhaps this rumour is true.
@1.3 The old "multi-disc" argument eh? There are two EXCELLENT REASONS why it DOESNT MATTER. #1) You have to change discs after MANY MANY hours of gameplay. For instance, I changed each disc **only once** for Blue Dragon for the over 100 hours I played it. If you sat down, and only played games for *days* (without leaving to sleep, eat or work/school) youd *STILL* change the discs after 25+ hours. #2) NXE allows pre-loading making even #1 pointless. You == epic fail. "Since when does a game that's lead on the PS3 look and play better than the 360? Let me smoke some of that pipedream of yours. " Exactly 100% correct. And, then we see: "Agree(12) | Disagree(28)" Which shows just how desperate, sad and out-of-touch this forum is. There hasnt been a PS3 multi-plat outperform the Xbox 360 version *yet*. Please, anyone name a title that contradicts this. Its sad that you people cannot accept reality. Stop believing the marketing/hype -- it is not true.
If it is, it'll be timed exclusive, since once they're done with the PS3 version, that's when they start work on the 360.
Sony said that they don't pay for exclusives. That's the reason so many slipped through their fingers. The reason to not put out a Japanese 360 version is cause there's like ten 360's in all of Japan.
here comes the big fight I wonder when fanboys gonna wake up from this long,endless nightmere
Miyamoto is mario games. Hideo Kojima is Metal Gear Solid. CliffyB is Gears of war. Hironobu Sakaguchi is Final Fantasy games. Look up Hironobu Sakaguchi on wikipedia. You will see that he is the creator of the series, and many other things. He was the director of FF, FF2, FF3, FF4, FF5. He then was the producer of FF6, FF7, FF tactics, Parasite Eve and FF9. He ws the Executive producer of FF8, PE 2. He had the original concept for FF, FF2, FF$, FF5, FF6, FF7, FF9 and PE. He was the supervisor for Chrono Trigger even. You can read about why he even named the series final fantasy. But guess what? He is not affiliated with FF13!! He now makes games exclusive to xbox 360 like blue dragon and Lost odyssey Which are he real FF13 and 14.
@Itsallfunandgames, Yes hes the father of FF. One man did not make FF alone though it was a team of brilliant people. IMO Lost Odyssey is not the true FF13. There where no Summons for 1 thing and that ticked me off. To many irratating puzzles in wrong moments of the game and it was made using Unreal Engine 3.... What was up with the thousand years dreams too. Reading a book is not what I had in mind when popping the game in. Sure I could skip those but then I feel like the story is incomplete. Character designs where lame too IMO. Did it have FF Mythology ? Did it have Crystals? Mmmhmmm not Final Fantasy. It does have a good story though. Good luck to Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Mistwalker on there next project.
What ever. Since they announced it for USA/EU, i could not care less if they also announce it for Japan, i just hope this isnt MS big announcement since if you ask me it is pathetic and Sony will crush them with something that will come out of those 11 unknown games for PS3. It was smart from Sony to invest in their first party games, now i see brilliance of Sony folks clearer then ever. Like they said most of 3rd party will go multi plat and what is going to make difference is who has stronger firstparty/2nd party lineup and this is where Sony dominates, be ready to be blown away at tgs 08.
I parially agree with you. Announcment of FF13 x360 in Japan would pretty much damage Square's liability(in eyes of even more fanboys). I have a feeling that Square is Japanese EA. Either way, FF13 is still pretty far away from us.
there nothing more to say... seriuosly look at everything that is going on...since this generation staterted analysist have been predicting that first party games will be key to this generation...and they are right...and sony hands down is wipeing the floor with this prediction...look at the pipeline of first party games for sony compared to MS and tell me which company has the ablity to outshine the other... bot...because of the situation now i can care less if this happens at tgs...it won't be big news...and i hope that is not ms's ace...because sony having 11 unnanounced games that will be shown (some of them have been already slipped past the radar and they look good)i truly would be worried if i was MS...see what having a first party dev house does...they are number 3 biggest dev house for a reason...
Ha, Id be more interested in the thread after the announcement than the news itself. I live in England. England get's the game Wooo! A lot of people have insisted on it's exclusivity though. Oh and... "I’ve received a few rumors from unknown tipsters" Usually mean's pulled form there ass. What would be a good headline this week...?
yeah i figured as much... seems a bit pointless NOT releasing it in Japan it doesn't matter if the 360 does well between now and release, Square are working on a Japanese-dub anyway and it they chose to make it for the 360 too, why not release it in Japan? unless Sony had some kind of deal with Square which is HIGHLY doubtful it's just a shame though that the 360 won't be around in Japan for anyone to buy it on the system, it will be dead around early 09 when the PS3 Advent Children bundles with the FF13 demo release... after being weakened by WKS, Demon Souls, Way of the Samurai 3, Yakuza 3, Kingdom Hearts 3 etc etc... and probably some kind of price cut
Kingdom Hearts 3? KH3 it's not even in pre-production stage...
be that as it may (it could be in Alpha for all you know), im sure Famitsu will get the message across that KH is PS3 exclusive and the Japanese will know it...
But anyway x360 will be pretty much dead by the time of FF13's launch in Japan so a useless effort i must say
MGS4 rumors all over again. Look, game is not coming to the 3rd60 in Japan. This is a PROVEN FACT. Even MS has admitted it wont come out in Japan for the 3rd60. People just cant let it go, its like they want to see flying dogs.
Veryangry_bot and zimbo007 are NASIM. How many accounts do you have?
Sure sure haihaihai The Russians have nuked your brain.
what? again you are making no sense MART... ...and judging by the lame joke, i presume you have nothing on my post which isn't a surprise, everyone that's read this knows im right- i forgot to add Sony's 11 new TGS games
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Another bot has a mental break down because of RROD ,he should have bought a ps3 ......but hes to poor
*reads story's title, sees ripples on glass of water next to his mouse... runs for his life*
Rumor until otherwise proven to be true.
Yea but it makes since. Now I doubt it would come out at the same time unless they delay the PS3 version, which would show that M$ is paying them big bucks.
Look who wrote the story, Juuken. That should tell you alot of why you should doubt the validity of this rumor already. 6.1: Yeah, SE needs to be VERY careful here, because they are already being accusing of picking sides in the console war (and the accusations have some valid reasons for them). They have to assure everyone that they are still neutral before fans start to die.
"delay the PS3 version, which would show that M$ is paying them big bucks" Or, perhaps SE would like to make more money. A) Xbox 360 has a larger worldwide install base (by leaps and bounds). B) Xbox 360 owners buy more games. Which platform would you *WANT TO DELIVER FIRST* if you were interested in making money? Now, take off your fanboy-hat and try to think like an executive at SE. Thats right! MS doesnt have to give you a nickle, you'll STILL make more profit by shipping the game to the Xbox 360 first (assuming they dont ship at the same time..)
FFXIII is highly unlikeyl to be coming out in Japan and if it does it'll be available LONg after the PS3 version's launch. they're only starting the port once the game is finished in japanese on Playstation. ( or so they say ) So it's very unlikely that they would bother considering the smaller install base.
well theres a chance though that it will happen but for me i dont care. like "too pawned" typed "i just hope this isnt MS big announcement since if you ask me it is pathetic" i totally agree to that.
sony might aswell close up shop in japan if this rumore turns out truth
ff13 is not a game that makes or breaks a system u clearly baised fanboy.
"ff13 is not a game that makes or breaks a system u clearly baised fanboy." This forum sure has changed its tune then. Before SE announced it was going to release it on Xbox 360, FFXIII was the *ONLY* game to care about. Now? Well, the disillusioned are saying otherwise.. its very sad to see such dishonesty. Personally? I dont care. Final Fantasy is nothing without Sakaguchi-san. I'll not be buying FFXIII anyway. Instead, I *really* hope Mistwalker has Blue Dragon 2 otw.
I don't see a point in a japanese version of FF13 for 360. The Ps3 one is going to release first and then when 360 version gets to japan it wouldn't get good sales. maybe worse.
mmmm... didn't you get the memo? The xbox 360 beat the PS3 during the last month... didn't you see all the copies the last few RPG games sell on the xbox 360? How will it not sell well on the xbox 360? if anything this will help microsoft move more consoles... anyone can buy a Core and the game and save lots of money instead of a PS3 and the game... and while at it... benefit from the other exclusive xbox 360 RPG games.. that just in case you didn't noticed are a lot more than the PS3 have... FFXIII on the xbox 360... is one less reason to buy a PS3...
... that makes no sense whats so ever.... people don't like waiting, if ff13 comes out for the ps3 first then 90% of the people who want to play ff13 will go out and buy it right then and there, which means sony will sell consoles. by the time xbox gets a hold of it, everyone who wants to play it would have already beaten it, collected everything, and beat the game 100% and have been bored of it already. which makes no consoles sold for MS. just feeding the people who can't afford the ps3 or don't want one.
@ Bladestar Read his post properly. Clearly hes saying whats the point of buying the 360 version if it comes out AFTER the PS3 version especially if you want the game.
@ Bladestar Hmmm, did you miss the memo? The install base in Japan for the 360 is right about at 1 million. PS3 is at about 2.5 million. Just because the 360 outsold the PS3 in Japan for one month out of the 22 its been out doesn't mean it is now the console of choice for Japan. Obviously the price cut is to thank, but how long will the hype of that last?
true, any idiot or non-gamer can buy the defective core. face it real gamers wont touch the core. Then when the suckers find out they need hard drive they realize what a dumbass they are. but hey if you have go with a potentially defective product I would go with arcade or higher. I"ll surprise if they actually release it in japan. You can bet that it will sell more units on ps3. If people are dumb enough to buy the core 360 their dumb enough to think ff13 is still a ps3 exclusive or it runs better on it.
BEFORE EVERYBODY START BASHING THE 360 PLEASE TAKE NOT THAT HE SAID: "Again, these are just rumors. I get bullshit tips every week" So maybe this sh1t aint true. EDIT: Yo mitchell , I love FF and I own a 360 if i get my PS3 by the time it comes out yeah i'll get it on PS3 If i dont i'll get it on my 360 but I will still be able to play it at my friends house. Am I not a True FF Fan? im of to another thread with my MAX SPEED!
Except Torrence has a bad track record on these things. He's been doing more than just post rumors that are BS! He's been a PART OF the BSing! That's the issue HERE.
Yay you are getting a PS3! Nice! Bubbles for you! ----------------------------- ----------- Now seriously, at this garbage Rumour, im the only one with open eyes? I mean... Just think about it... What do you hear from Japanese Gamers when a game like Dragon Quest is going to be released? Yeah, they are invading the Videogame Stores like something youve never seen in your life. So, what would a Japanese FF13 Lover ( The Most Gamers are FF Lover over there) do? Wait for a Ported Version of FF13? Or get a PS3 with FF13 on Day 1 instead? I just want you to think realistic now. It has nothing to do with Fanboyism. Okay i give u the anwser. In japan they wouldnt wait for another 7 months, like we need to do, they buy it at the first day, for one reason. To Play It When It Came Out. @@; And... who said FF13 is going to fit on 4 DVD9's ? @@; I Think They need atleast 5 or 6. When is something should be shown at the TGS then the fcking Release Date of Final Fantasy goddamned. I cant take that much pain anymore, they're trying to fool us... And sorry Xbox-Fans, u wont get Final Fantasy Until 2010, and i know you know it too. @@; We share the same pain, okay u gamers got more pain by changing the Discs everytime. lulz. But seriously, Square Enix thinks its high and mighty now.. but they are going to fall if they dont deliver a good product to everyone. Eventually FF14 is never going to happen because they overdid it? :S Jeez they are just sad.
That would be a big announcement if is true. Good news for X360 owners in Japan.
Tordavis again? This guy isn't credible at all. Where's the MGS4 for 360 announcement at?
MGS4 announcement? For the 360? LOL Who said that was coming? I demand linkage and other forms of proof! The 360 doesn't need that 50gb movie anyways.
shows his true colours. Seriously, that's one of the worst comments ever. Can you seriously believe in the things you say?