Famitsu/Enterbrain has revealed the first-week sales data for Final Fantasy XIII as well as PS3 hardware sales during the same week.
Media Create numbers now added.
Only in japan!
You mean to tell me VGchartz numbers were wrong...AGAIN?! /sar Idk why VGchartz even bothers to do their sales #'s when they are always wrong. As for the games sales/consoles sales---great news. My copy is only 2 hours away from being delivered woop woop! :D
I'll wait for the Mediacreate numbers. Famitsu is a hit or miss estimation. By their estimation roughly 45,000 standard PS3s were sold the week the game launched. That just seems too low unless the 245,000 does not include the 200,000 lightning bundles, all of which flew off the shelves.
morgan, i though there was only 100 K Limited edition 250 FFXIII PS3 (lighting PS3's), not 200 K.
Only 4 days Better wait for Mediacreate, sure the numbers are bigger than this
Doesn't this classify it as outselling FFXII?
Great to see that the fanboy hate didnt stop FF13 from triumphing in Japan. Hope its the same for USA/EU. Nah I dont even hope, I know it well sell millions overhere too. Haters always lose.
Great numbers there!! Lets wait for Media Create numbers now but Famitsu delivers much better and unbiased estimates compared to VGCharts. I have a thing to ask to all people who own both PS3 and 360. Which platform will you prefer to play FFXIII? 360 or PS3? To me it is easily PS3. What about the rest? What's it gona be?
Why the hate for VgChartz? They haven't even released their numbers yet!
I will prefer to play it on 360, since I don't have a ps3 =). It will feel a bit strange though having played every FF since VII on my ps2.
Sounds like you HAVE to play it on your 360, seeing as you don't have a PS3. I would imagine should you PREFER, you would play it on the PS3, because you would like to continue the tradition that you have built enjoying Final Fantasy on PlayStation consoles. Just how I interpreted that, anyway...
@mint - VGC revealed their numbers, they said 1.35 million sold, 1.25mil copies, and 100k PS3 bundles. Also they said the PS3, Wii and DS all got boosts up to the 200k unit mark. @zeeshan - PS3 most likely for me, though depends on if there is any stock left as I can't be bothered preordering it. If there isn't any, I'll just get it on 360.
FFX first week report (4 days) sales = 1.8m shipped, 1.4 to 1.5m sold to consumer PS2 install base in Japan at that moment = 4.8m FFXIII first week (4 days) sales = 1.5m (shipped or sold?) PS3 current install base in Japan = 4m Maybe we should wait for Mediacreate... but where was that article comparing FFXIII first day with X and XII first week? I would say it's in a good track right now, regardless of X or XII. We already know the bundles were sold out day one, are those included?
@above - 1.8 million shipped for FF13, 1.5 million sold. But I agree, we should wait for Media Create, it is always more accurate.
@gaffyh VgChartz did NOT reveal their numbers. They gave a preview based on early estimations. They release their Japan numbers usually on thursday.
Wait; 1.8 million was shipped! So this is 1.5 million sold through to the consumer? Bu, bu, but, is impossible to track teh sales to consumer! /sarc
@da truth HAHA! Famistu track sales to consumer. Just like other companies that specialise in tracking sales for regions - NPD, GFK, Media Create etc. You really seem to have a chip on your shoulder.
I hate people who don't like vgchartz. What makes other sources better than others? As long as it's not like nextgenwars.com where they just use algorythms and formulas then the site is good source in my book. When the generation is over the sales estimates won't matter because if you're wrong by 1 or 2 million it doesn't matter that much. Who's really going to argue whether there 140 million PS2s or 120 million PS2s right now because PS2 won by a huge margin. If PS3 beats 360 with 70 million systems to 360's 60 million I don't care if they are off as long as PS3 wins.
@mint - Those ARE VGC numbers, then after that they use Famitsu or Media Create numbers. So the first "preview" numbers are VGC guesstimates.
im not even sure if ima get this game since i watch anime a lot. i want Japanese voices with English subs. i absolutely hate the English voice cast.
even if others ps3 exclusives deserved sales more.... cant wait to play this in march
One of the reasons why people hate VGchartz was because they never release their source of information. Case and point, this article. Examiner provided their source of info whilst Vgchartz (clink on the alternate link) plagiarised the information.
1,516,532 were sold, and 245,406 hardware pieces were sold, possibly bundles. Assuming that 100% of the 245,406 were bundles (not likely, but plausible), that means the total is 1,761,938, or about 98% of their stock were sold. If not, still 1.5 out of the 1.8 were sold of the game; which is about 84%. PS3 gamers don't buy games... right.
There are some massive numbers at work here. 17th to 20th is just 4 days, hardly a week. Console numbers are also strong.
daaaaaaaaaaaaa cant wait for this game, 76 more days to go, sooo long
Gosh will they give the game breathing space. This article shouldn't be here. We should look at numbers on December 24th. When the game has been out a full week. only then can we tell how much it sold in A WEEK (7 days people) and how it has truly effected PS3 sales.
these companies track weekly charts on a scheduled basis not on when the game releases +7 days.
However, the norm for any major FF release in Japan is to judge sales in the first day, and then in the first week. These are massive numbers for a Final Fantasy game, no way around it.
I didnt know a week was 4 days i feel so stupid...
What really happens is that the amount of days in a week depending how fanboys want to spin it.
base on xbot.
at 4 million install base
Holy cow.. 1,5 million in 4 days with an install base of 4 million?
Isn't that less than a 1:4 attach rate?
As far as I'm aware, having that sort of attach rate for a game / system sold ratio is a GOOD thing, is it not? 1:3.7 or something along those lines... that's REALLY good
It's because you said less than 1:4, as in 1:5 attach rate. Your second comment clears it up. I didn't disagree!
Gotcha Yeah, now that I look at it, it is worded a bit... incorrectly. Glad I could clear it up for ya!
isn't that a bit low? 245k?
200k ffxiii bundles, it will sell more its just 4 days buddy.
Only 4 days and Mediacreate will show more accurate numbers, sure is more than 245,406
4 million install base. FF Franchise belongs to the Playstation, I hope versus is not multiplatform this time, square enix underestimated how close FF is to the playstation.
FFXIII look like to be a system seller. And it's doing better than FFX FXII with a smaller install base. more than 25% of PS3 owner rushed on this game. It's an impressive ratio.
yet another proof that ps3 gamers don't buy games!
Pretty decent number I must say.
It only does BOOOOOOM :P
It wasn't funny the first time and it still isn't. Give the ''boom'' a rest.
I agree. It's not a bad advertisement at all... ...but when it's repeated... ...it's like a group of 6th grade boys repeating lines from Billy Madison. Adam Sandler's cool when he says it...but no one else is.
i agree... technically the "boom" refers to the best buy/ps3 promotion... using it outside that context (even though i was once an offender) is a little annoying. let's put the boom to rest.
UP there .. JUST BOOOOOOM PLEASE. LOL
hopefully this game will push japans install base much faster
finally, Square Enix make a good move! way to go SONY
Wow thats a lot now the next big PS3 game coming in japan is not to February and that is Star Ocean 4 International which will sell around 200k. Overall god job Sony and hopefully this tells square to not only make games on 360.
Does anyone really care about this crap in US?
JRPG >> FPS anyday
Wow awesome... so i guess everyone on N4G is from the U.S??? Niiiice!
Man...if you're not from the U.S., you ain't COOL!!! Yeah, I'm from Illinois. Lol. The U.S. doesn't really care about other countries. The last time we did, every other country yelled at us. Heaven forbid we try to help someone out.
i hope sqare learn now: stop make crap mult games.. the j-rpgs belongs for family of ps.
Don't be stupid. JRPGs don't ''belong'' on a specific console, especially not one like the Crapstation.
As far as I care, 360 can keep their FPS and TPS to themselves. Giving 360 some JRPGs is a nice experiment, even though it's a major failure. RPGs will always be associated with Playstation and Nintendo brand, that's the way it is.
which is why Final fantasy XIII just outsold all the other jrpgs released on the 360in terms of a worldwide scale?
No, not everyone is from the US... I am from Germany, but living in Japan. You could go nowhere here without seeing advertisements for Final Fantasy XIII. I will buy it next week, with a brand new PS3;-) By the way, I love analysts: http://scrawlfx.com/2009/09... because they are never wrong...
Everyone in the world lives in the United States!!!
the 53rd state
That one week is more then one year of 360 sales in Japan. Fantastico!
sad but true.
That is very high attach rate. and 245000 PS3 are not bad at all.
Stick with the PlayStation Brand, it's the BEST IN THE WORLD;)