First week sales have been revealed for Final Fantasy XIII-2, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Hot Shot Golf 6, and more.
Of course Why would they buy the 360 Version?
haha nice comment
I'd say the headline is honestly rather redundant. "In Japan" already tells you that it obviously sold more on the PS3, given the 360's install base there.
@ Foliage I don't think that the 360 sucks in Europe.
Wow, it didn't even chart. That's insane, I honestly expected the top two spots to be FF13-2, although this only includes about 3 days worth of sales.
I don't hope SE goes bankrupt, but SquareEnix does NOT equal Squaresoft. Squaresoft was in that top-tier magical realm of developers that stuffed it's games with love, character, quality, and soul. Final Fantasy was a no-brainer, day one purchase for jrpg fans. I am a HUGE jrpg fan, and I am in no rush to buy this title. I can't trust the reviews because FFXIII was supposed to be great. I can't trust SquareEnix, because we find out later that enough content was REMOVED from FFXIII to make a second game. I doubt Squaresoft would remove all of that content (and I mean basic stuff too, like shops) in the SNES days. They stuffed that cartridge to hold their game, which was probably one of the reasons FFVI and Chrono Trigger were $80 back in the day. Sure stuff ends up on the cutting room floor in each game, but to remove content and then FFXIII-2 appears really irks me. It's just upsetting to me what's become of Square. They were my absolute favorite developer.
Get ready for ff13-3 then wait maybe i should have put spoilers for this one ..
@Foliage I think the 360 is doing well in the EU, granted not like the PS3, but to say it sucks is hyperbole.
Its Japan so I wasn't expecting it to sell huge on the 360. Minus that little rant I hope the game sells well when it hit the U.S market on both consoles. @DA_SHREDDER U hit degree because of your dislike of SE currently?
I hope this game doesn't sell well on either platform. I've been playing Final Fantasy since the NES days, and I've got to say that FF13 was the worst FF I've ever played. I don't care how good this one is. Square has pushed my buttons for the last time. I hope they go bankrupt. And like I said, even if this game is good, I'll wait for the huge price drop and buy it used. I'm not giving square another cent. BTW, I doubt this game is gonna be good, the combat system sucked in FF13, and its more or less the same as FF13. It wouldn't be half way bad if it had the old turn based system with some action elements, but even then, I'd still have to deal with the crappy and lifeless characters this time around. The only reason why I remember half of their names was because they were named after elements like Lighting. Honestly, don't even remember anyone else's name lol.
I agree. I don't why square even bother releasing it for the 360 in japan. Waste of money. @ DA_SHREDDER Seriously stop trolling.
Mika They release it on the 360 because although they do not have many people buying it, they still have some and they would end up upsetting the people that own 360s and want it. papashango It's quite clear how he's trolling. He's on a post about XIII-2 saying that a game he clearly didn't get near finishing was crap and saying that he hopes the company goes bankrupt because they released a game he didn't like. It's clear trolling and it's not welcome.
How is shredder trolling. I agree with him 100%. I wasted way too much money because se can't get their crap in order
I want to agree with you but you've taken it too far. My hope is that Square might learn from the fundamental mistake of XIII in that trying to cater to a new market, the West and the 360, that they divided their efforts with the game. I'm not buying XIII-2 because I hope Sqaure goes bankrupt, I'm not touching it at all because XIII's story was uninteresting to me. So why would I want to continue it? @Mika: Wada's probably still under the misconception that the Sqaure name alone will make any brand they wish to support revilant. If not for the 360 in Japan, then FF in the West. Nevermind that the latter already had a following, he probably think he can crap out a soul-less JRPG and egt COD numbers. On the Xbox. Forget that XIII's sales have already told him otherwise. Thing is, XIII-2 500k sales wont send either a strong enough or proper message. Likely wont save vsXIII. @rabidpancakeburglar: Your point would be valid, but then Last Remnant has been on the upper of PS3's most wanted for years and its still canceled.
@da_shredder, godmars and any others who feel the same... So let me get this right, you want Square to fail and or go bankrupt. Which means employers losing Jobs, people out of work and so on just because you didn't like ONE of their FF games? Correct? Let's just forget the fantastic games they put out in the past or some of the current ones they published that were good. Lets just focus on one game that you guys didn't like and wish doom on the whole company. @godmars How did Square "cater" to the west? What is this new market for Square? From my understanding they have been bringing FF's to the west since the old NES days. Now all of a sudden they need to learn a lesson for catering to the West and a new market? I mean unless I was playing imported, non translated games all this time I could swear square supported the west with a lot of their ff titles. should they support an old market? you should do what everyone else seems to be doing putting all their faith in Versus. Which for some reason will be square's savior and return to form even though there is next to little known about it and it has been delayed since the ps3 launched.
I said that I'm not buying FFXIII-2, not that I hope Square goes bankrupt. And Square's said that they made XIII with the West in mind. That they've said that and about anything else they believe will sell the game, weather its true or not, is why their credibility's in the crapper now as far as I'm concerned. Another thing that's messed them up is Wada's belief that the Xbox would make a better platform for his company, that he can repeat what happened with the move from Nintendo to Sony back in the day, only its a half-assed attempted. With features being taking out instead of build upon, and the whole production effort becoming divided between XIII and XIII-2. And then there's announcing vsXIII the same time. That alone should shake any faith anyone has in that game. Especially after all this time. Square's made a mess of themselves this generation and they certainly shouldn't be rewarded for it.
In all for se in danger of or actually going bankrupt. I don't remember where I read this but a long while back I remember reading japanese devs looked to work at se not because they desired to make a great game but because of job security. I say screw that. I believe everyone here at n4g is smart enough to know that being in the game industry is everything but safe. And I'm not of the opinion that ff13 was catered to the west. The characters closely resemble your generic feel good anime.
How is this not labeled at trolling? I don't care what the article is, trolling is trolling, yet this fool has 40+ agrees. Nice N4G!
not a lot of copies. what day did it launch?
doesn't the Xbox version have exclusive DLC?
Well FF is popular on the PS brand.
it started off on sonys brand
What now? Edit: Oh! Russia! I get it! The first FF to be localized in your region was VII, wasn't it? Is that what you mean?
No it didn't
Guys what he meant was that FF7 made the ff brand popular. It was ok in the past but it blew up with ff7. That a fact.
started on NES
so the NES is a sony console...right and dreamcast was made by apple. get your facts straight.
^ Actually the PSone started out as the Nintendo CD technology, but Nintendo pulled some shady moves last minute and Sony backed out and released the tech in the a new console which became the PSone. But yes, FF started out on Nintendo and yes FF7 made the series soooo popular.
LOL! and the stupidest comment goes to....
I also remember playing ff7,8 on the pc, so it start on MS brand as well?
What part of start do you not understand? He was wrong about FF starting on a Sony console. However, FF became as big as name as it is today because of a Sony console. If we are talking about THAT particular start, he is correct. The PC versions of FF were released much later. Which would mean it started, and I do mean the popularity it enjoys today, on a Sony console.
It didn't start on PS1, FF has been around for way longer. In fact, some of the best FF games (at least imo) came out before FFVII. Though I do agree that it was the PS brand that made FF as huge as it is today.
Wow, FF13 had an opening of 1.5 million when it launched in Dec 2009. Major drop
this is sorta a spin off. spin offs never sell as much as direct sequels. this is actually really good as ff13 was not received well.
Well for a spin-off it's not that bad, i don't think any of spin-off actually have reach the the original numbers. Plus their was a lot of hate after people bought ff13 and became disappointed. @DNO lol great minds think a like xD
well atleast it is doing ok, but bad compared to 13 when it launched
good numbers! it will do well overall. Here's my guess PS3 #s Japan - 1M Europe - 1.5 USA - 1.5 XBox #s Japan 100k Europe - 750k-1M USA - 750k - 1M
Now let see if ps3 FF13-2 will sell more on USA and europe when it comes out next year.. And we can say what platform FF reigns
500K is not huge IMO.Type-0 which is a spin off sold 50K less than the sequel to a main FF. Shows how good Type-0 did and how bad XIII-2 did. I guess the Japanese players felt burnt by XIII because X-2 which was the sequel to a game people liked sold 1.5 million in it's first week. I hope it legs it to 1 million at least but SE really needs to concentrate on Versus and rebuilding FF. The spin offs on the PSP have been great but now they need to focus on the console games.
Wasn't type zero on a psp install base thats double the Ps3 install base? and the ps3 game still sold more? Thats more then huge IMO. Edit: also ff13 was the first current gen ff game to drop. Theres always more sales on the first one. like ff7 was more then 8 and 9 and ff10 sold more then 12 and 10-2.
Install base doesn't really apply. The PSP spin-offs have sold more than the DS Spin-offs and there are a lot more DS's in Japan than PSP's. The sales of mainline FF games are a lot more than the spin-offs. None of the spin-offs on the PSP have broken the 1 million barrier in Japan while FFXIII did 1.5 million in one week with a smaller userbase.
What are u talking about? Type-0 is a spin off. and it sold LESS on a install base thats MORE then the ps3 SPINOFF. This makes everything you said moot. Install base does not apply? So i guess xbox 360 ff13-2 should have sold more then ps3 or psp right?.. Also ff13-2 is NOT a main line ff..... why (hint is in the title... 13 was the MAINLINE game. the -2 makes it a spin off.) /fail
You just seemed to ignore what i said. If it was ALL about install base then the final fantasy's on the DS would have sold way more than that on the PSP considering that piracy is worse on the PSP and it's userbase is over double of the PSP's. Your bringing out XBox but we all know it's non existant in Japan. In America where the 360 has a 12 million Unit lead in console sales, why did the PS3 version sell more than the 360 if it's ALL about install base. The facts are that spin-offs sell less than mainline FF games. Portable FF titles sell less than the console titles. Install base is important but the sale history of past FF games tell us the usual sales pattern for FF games. Check out the sales for Crisis core, Dissidia and Type-0. Crisis core sold 486K in week one, Dissidia sold 489K in it's first week and Type-0 sold 472K in it's first week. Notice how there all PSP spin-offs and they've all got roughly the same number. Crisis core released in 2007, 4 years prior to Type-0 and even though PSP's install base has grown since then the sales are still almost similar. I didn't say XIII-2 is a mainline FF game but it is a direct continuation of a mainline FF game so it should not be doing similar numbers to the spin-offs, it should be selling much higher. X-2 sold 1.5 million in it's first week and has sold over 2 million in Japan. I wasn't expecting those kinds of numbers for XIII-2 since XIII wasn't widely accepted as X was but to say 500K is Huge is just wrong. I really wish it did better with all the fixes SE have implemented but what can you do. All i know is I can't wait for my Cristal edition to arrive
Damn double posted and used all my bubbles
i think the fact that u think ff13-2 is anything but a side story to ff13 (AKA spin off) is laughable and the fact u do not see that is insane. SO with your last bubble it ends here. You can compare the numbers all u want the fact is this was a spin off and it sold MORE then and game on a higher install base. Does install base mean everything? no but when games on a lesser install base sell more that means it was a big game. Those are they only facts that counts. Which means this game sold very well. (Not to metion this game was more expensive then any portable game). Edit: also by giving the numbers you prove my point. FF13-2 is the best selling SPIN-OFF of a FF in a long time. Thats a huge game IMO. Not many games in japan gor goodness sake sells over 500k in a couple days. to say its not big means you are crazy. I mean uncharted sold what 700k in the USA in a month? uncharted was huge and there are way more people in USA then japan. Fact is the more people who are able to buy the better the chance is to sell.
Yikes. What a terrible headline. FFXIII sold 1.5m in Japan first week. FFXIII-2 sold 0.5m. That is not huge. As a matter of fact, a million Japanese gamers passing up on the sequel tells me Squeenix is losing ground in Japan. I mean Tales of Xillia sold more than XIII-2 first week.
haha! Did my post make them change the headline? hahahahaha!
indeed the FF fanbase is learning very fast, to be honest even I will pass on FFXIII-2, I gave FFXIII a chance and boy was I so wrong to, it was a very huge dissapointment for me storywise. even psp games that square have made have been more enjoyable like dissidia, FF- Crisis core, and I cant wait to play on type 0, it looks like a real FF game heck i even enjoy level 5 games more than se games, so now i buy their games asap, se can wait until i find their games in the pre-owned section :-D
Awesome. This game looks amazing. Can't wait to play it next year.
Say what you like about the sales being less than the original, this is proof that some gamers were willing to give Square the chance they needed, I've heard it's been getting a somewhat more positive reception too.
cant wait to buy my PS3 version next month!
4 of the top 5 games are 3DS games and there isn't a single comment about it. Nintendomination
I pray that SE are looking at these numbers. Speak with your wallets Final Fantasy fans! I'm willing to give the game a try when its used but I refuse to help SE destroy Final Fantasy with their cash-in quickies! And just watch. SE will ignore us PS3 gamers in the US/Eur again by just promoting it for the 360! With the way fans received XIII, you'd think they would promote the game where they got the most sells...but...Wada is driving the train so....
I am sure every1 expect for this to happen, I mean the crap sales of FFXIII-2, the last sequel of an FF game was FFX-2 and it have sell almost 1.5 million copies at it's first week now compare that to XIII-2 and the half million sales what we get from this? I will tell u what we get from this that finally fans r pissed very much and they send a msg to SE, and that msg is: "DON'T MAKE SEQUELS TO SH1TY GAMES THAN MORE THAN HALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO PLAY IT DIDN'T EVEN FINISH IT AND RE-SELL IT INSTANTLY, AND WE DON'T CARE IF YOU HAVE THE ENGINE FOR IT AND IT WAS EASY TO MAKE SOME MONEY USING THE CONTENT U REMOVE FROM XIII" I am sure they get the msg and btw Tales of Xillia sell for the first time ever more in it's first week than an FF game if that say something to all of you, something change and if all that is not enough for SE to rethink where the fck they r going with FF and if they dont change their attitude toward FF fans and start listening then their ruin that it's near will be their fault.
"December 21st, 2011 Posted in 3DS, DS, News, PS3, PSP, Vita, Wii " They don't even post it on the 360 section.
Thank you MS for killing the quality of FF
how can you blame MS .. SE is the one that screwed over its fanbase
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