Famitsu has announced a Japanese release date for Kinect and has confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII for the 360 will see a release in the territory.
instead of 2 or 3000
I guess every little sale counts to keep them millions ahead of SOny for another 2 years.
Those millions are shrinking. I'm sure you can't sleep well at night because of that lowcarb.
FFXIII wont help the 360 in Japan. Square's wasting their time.
Hey, now tens of Japanese 360 only owners can play FF13
Hey, you stole my joke. I was going to say both XB owners in Japan must be thrilled.
who are super excited right now.
To make some more money. duh, why it that so hard to believe.
well its 3rd party so it should be multiplat....Sony owns enough studios to not care about sharin 3rd party software
announced that it is exclusive only to the PS3 in Japan in the first place. It shows that they are not honest with their words. Anyway, I'm not surprised with that announcement if it's true.
Square Enix did that to get free advertising dollars from Sony. Still, they should have had the tagline "Only For PS3 in Japan For Now".
If there was not xbox360,everybody would be happy. MS should be banned from game industry.
By everybody you mean PS3 fanboys, I'm sure. Anybody who's sane knows what more competition does for the industry.
i do rather have sega or atari than ms. ms really does hurt gaming.
Competition is great if you main the PS3. If you're on 360, it does not appear that competition in the industry makes things better off. that's just how it looks to me. Just by how MS does things in general, I temped to day that Sony should be thankful to have a rival like them, because MS's business easily made people forget how unpopular Sony was in 2006, despite MS's advantage earlier this gen.
did some good for the industry. But now that it's under Ballmer, it's another story. I don't hate MS as a corporation, but some of the people who resort to FUD and dirty tactics are really despicable.
Bone head ps3 fanboys that think sony should be the only console. they would be rapeing your arse over the coals even more. If it was wasn't for M$ you would still be paying 600 a console and your online would be able to play sometimes. YOUR ALL NARCISSISTIC butt hole pirate loving villians HAVING A JERK FEAST ON N4G EVERYDAY. yOU JUMP ON EVERY FORUM JUST TO BASH XBOX 360 WHEN YOUR ARSE ARE STILL IN 3RD PLACE. So lets see how many ps3 fools I piss off. either way I hope both M$ and sony make millions and duke it out for years to come. I just hope sony finishes 3rd so I can come here and hear the butt hurt ps3 fans spinning stories out of there falling tears. Just as vince says," your going to love my nuts"...
Your just the opposite side of those retards, but, still a retard. Competition is great, in the end the gamers win, if only the ps3 released or wii or 360, it probably would be the same price, have the same features unless charge for (netflix, hulu+) no major firmware updates (still having blades/no ingame XMB) The only evolution the single console would get would be from the game developers. Even last generation competition helped out because they all took things from one another which improved online infrastructure, storage options ie memory cards not being prevalent. No matter what field, competition is one of the best things about capitalism.
You are g-damn right man. Every day they're bragging "oh so effin many AAA exclusives, however will I afford them all?" Yet instead of playing all these amazing games they sit here trolling every effin 360 article every effin day, day after day the same people troll troll troll. Stop worrying about Halo, stop worrying about Kinect and go play your stack of "omfg amazing AAA" games instead of posting everytime Microsoft farts. Friggin ps3-only owners care more about the 360 than 360 owners themselves do.
thank you DJEVOLVE i'm reading comment after comment of how MS is hurting the industry?? and i'm thinking to myself, are these kids? or really that stupid? n4g is overrun by sony loyalist sad to say, but its good to hear someone speak up once in a while.
the ps3 version already outsold the 360 version 4-1 so really this makes no difference sales wise whether its released in japanese or not
profit, unless they want to spend millions for advertising.
They're going to release it in the wild with a "budget" price. Now, that "budget" price is still around $50 USD so I don't think sales will be that great.
its good ms are still trying, wont work im afraid
the only thing that i find amusing is that SQ has absolutely no self respect and think that all consumers are retards. I mean they lie lie lie and bs so much its just not funny. How low and pathetic can a company get to blatantly bs people. Damn its like when they say something you know its other way around. Its gonna be a miracle if 13versus doesnt go multiplat. and if only excuse for them is getting more cash that only makes it much worse.
I'm pretty sure FF versus XIII will be multiplatform
You've gotta be KIDDING me. What does SE hope to gain by this? NO ONE is going to buy this. With the length of time FFXIII has already been out, and the fact that it's superior on the PS3, no one is seriously going to buy this. I predict 10 sales. I'm dead serious. And I don't even care if I'm proven wrong because this is a ridiculous waste of time and money on SE's part. Never in my wildest dreams have I seen a dev circle the drain of a toilet the way SE has this gen. Wow, just amazing. And an EASY mode? Really? This game practically plays itself even in the later chapters. I can count the amount of times I didn't have to use Auto-Battle on my hands, and every fight was a late Cie'th mission fight or boss battle, the game is THAT easy. Wow SE, just wow.
"Never in my wildest dreams have I seen a dev circle the drain of a toilet the way SE has this gen." hahaha good one
Bubbles for enjoying it. Lol.
HAHAHA oh my God I haven't laughed at something on the web in a good while. Wow, CD man you really got that one right on the nose. I have ONE single SE game from this generation, Star Ocean 4 which wasn't even developed by SE. I have no intention of getting FF13 new because quite frankly, I don't think SE deserves my money. Squaresoft used to be THE benchmark JRPG development house in the world. SE has just tanked and is just seeking casual sales which is why I figure they're doing this; just to squeeze another drop of water from the stone. And if the game is that easy, I agree with you; "just wow". Bubbles for the toilet comment, that one was classic! :D
This is only, for now anyway, about the 360 there getting what amounts to a limited edition. Though I still expect Square to catch some heavy flack over this. Especially if in-game content, not just some mode, is added to this specific version when they promised over and over that such a thing would never happen. Depending on final information, Square might be putting themselves in a position where their credibility mean absolutely nothing.
wow, i can't believe you guys prefer SO4 to FF13. Really? I thought that was one of the worst RPG game, if not the worst, this gen. How can anyone get pass those 3rd grade acting and cut scene? All i wanted to do was go into battle and skip every cut scenes and plot all together. FF13 isn't as bad as the fanboy make it out to be. It is exactly like FF10 with better graphics and a different story.
@baodeus I, myself prefer Star Ocean 4 to FFXIII because I prefer traditional JRPGs and not games that claim to be RPGs with most of the RPG elements removed. I feel that SO4 is one of the best traditional JRPGs this gen. I also didn't care for FFX either, even though I realise I'm in the vast minority. I loved FFXII and a lot of other people hated it. I bought the PS3 version of SO4 which has great Japanese voice acting. The voices completely jive with all of the respective characters quite perfectly. The fact that you wanted to do battle and skip cutscenes is indicative of your mindstate; you prefer games with more action and not so much for story-driving scenes. I, personally loved just about every scene in SO4. I never claimed that FFXIII was a lousy game, I merely stated I preferred SO4 because it contains just about every staple traditional JRPG facet. I don't care for that style of game, and as such I won't give SE my money. Please don't take my statements out of context and imbue them with meanings that aren't present. :)
They already have the game finished for the 360 so even if the sales are modest in Japan they will still see a profit. Now if only Namco Bandai were smart enough to do this with the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia. They would also see a profit from releasing the game in the west and it would make ps3 only jrpg lovers really happy.
Mostly everyone in Japan got FF13 on PS3. Don't know if it'll bring any profit going to 360 but I hope it do. As for Kinect, I hope it do well but I don't see many interested in it..
Lol Fail. I predict 800 copies sold Lol.
I wonder if Microsoft will pay for the advertising again and boost the sales on the PS3 again with this new FF13. Honestly when it arrives getting it for the PS3 disc swapping is not my thing anymore. As for Kinnect I might get one just to see if it is even worth it.
Square Enix seems to want to squeeze every last drop it can from Final Fantasy XIII. So it is repackaging the US version for Japan. This isn't going to make a lot of profit, but in Square Enix's eyes, some profit is better than no profit.
Looks like theres a couple of good JRPG makers left. Level 5, From Software, and NiS.
So the only way to be a good JRPG maker is to make PS3 exclusive RPGs. Not to mention From Software developed Enchanted Arms and Level 5 developed White Knight Chronicles. Both of those games were meh.
I'd rather square enix send over that bonus content with dual audio to the west, on PS3. Maybe then I'll give the game a try.
I doubt it is dual audio. That would increase the amount of discs needed.
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