The article says they could phase out the 360 version.
A quick phone call to GAME made my friend laugh. His reply ( He's the manager of my local GAME )
" If we are phasing out FF13, then we will phase out every JRPG on 360. Because FF13 is the best selling 360 JRPG. Stocks will lower, but we will always stock it. To be honest the PS3 version isnt all that great either anymore. "
So according to the OP article, Lost Odyssey, Tales, TLR, IU and the rest of JRPG's could be phased out completely.
Oh dear. A slow news day.
Last time I checked:
Last 4 weeks of sales in Europe for FF13 on both PS3 and 360.
Final Fantasy XIII to be phased out completely due to 360 version selling currently better than PS3 version in Europe.
PS3 version: still full price
360 version: half off
Of course it'll sell better at the moment (hence the potential phase out), but look, 360 sales drop, PS3 sales stablilize
Dont be rediculous.
The article is full of holes and BS comments.
First up excluding the sales of Japan for FF13.
PS3 sales is 2.2 million.
360 sales 1.41 million.
Not a big gap. Oh no, COD 4 has sold over 2 million more on 360. PS3 version must be phasing out of stock. LOL.
And everywhere the high street in UK has FF13 on both platforms virtually the same price. Here is UK's LARGEST video games retailer.
http://www.game.co.uk/Games/PlayStation-3/Role-Playing/Final-Fantasy-XIII-/~r335927/?s=final fantasy 13
http://www.game.co.uk/Games/Xbox-360/Role-Playing/Final-Fantasy-XIII-/~r335928/?s=final fantasy 13#
Here is the shock for you. The collectors Edition on 360 is £5 more expensive on the high street than Ps3 version.
Again the article is a load of bollocks. Yeah a game that has sold 1.4 million in less than 3 months on a single platform is really gonna be phased out. LOL.
http://www.game.co.uk/Games/Xbox-360/Role-Playing/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Collectors-Edition/~r346053/?s=final fantasy 13
http://www.game.co.uk/Games/PlayStation-3/Role-Playing/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Collectors-Edition-/~r346054/?s=final fantasy 13
and the 360 had an excklusive advertising campaign
if PS3 was exclusive it would have gotten way more attention than it did,like MGS4 big time
SONY would have marketed it big time and it is is one of the long lasting elite franchise
it would have easily done the 360 and PS3 numbers plus some more on PS3 alone
A nd who is to say MGS4 wouldn't of solf even more if it wasn't exclusive?, whos to say FF13 would of done the same numbers if it was exclusive?, what you think over 1 and a half million people that own a 360 would of just went out and got a PS3 just to play (IMO) a not so great FF title?.
I just dont know if your trying to fool your self or if you really believe this...
and this whole topic is grasping at straws imo, so 1 or 2 online retailers lowering their prices of a game means now that its going to be phased out in the uk? hahaha. yeah cos shops like Game, Gamestop, HMV, Virgin, and a shit load of more don't exist.
And with the people trying to argue this all i can do is lol at you if ye believe this to be true hahaha.
It really is a slow news day.....
many people owning 1.5 360's also had a PS3 but many didn't know it was coming because of the exlcusive advertising for 360 and many chose 360 as they like the console.if exlcusive the advertising would have made people more aware and people with 360 as favoured platform would not have had the choice.
if not those 1.5m people many other people would have hoped in.
i was replying to selnors post so do not quote me and say that topic is shit.make another post for that shit
if you wanna lol and not participate then why even post
Yes cos ya know anyone that knew about this game would of never knew it was on the PS3 by them ads.
It's not like countless Ps3 mags etc has not been raving about this game for ages,
It sold to that 1.5 million 360 owners cos they already had a 360, or else why would anyone that had both systems get the worst version out of the 2?.
Only reasing why i got the game on 360 was becos i didn't have a PS3 at the time.
But hey if you want to think that over 1.5mil PS360 owners would of picked the game up on 360 over PS3 thats up to you i guess, and if you want to also believe that over 1.5mil 360 owners would of picked up a PS3 just for this game if it was exclusive thats also up to you, even if it makes no sence at all.
And well i didn't know now it was such a crime to reply to a comment that was just so wrong in so many ways and that had no logic behind it at all, im so sorry for raining on your little fantasy.
and this topic is clearly worded wrong as 2 online stores does not = the whole of the UK...
so you think all people who buy games follow games.....................lmao
so you think all who bought MW2 followed the series and when its details came out and when its release date got announced.....................hahahahahahah
many people buy the game because of hype,because of the COOLNESS like in MW's case,to showoff and play what everyone is playing.
not all 360 FF13 buyers would have bought the PS3 version but alot of them would have as many would already own 2 consoles but picked up as they like playing on 360.
also after the two months,the sales that come aren't from the hardcore fanbase but the casual people who have some spare money and they look at the game and think of buying it.if there was no 360 version.more PS3 versions would sell
and the hardcore FF13 fans who didn't buy a PS3 because it was expensive could have bought one.
and you are forgetting exlcusivity brings alot of hype,publicity and alot of people hop on the bandwagon because of it.
and SONY advertising alone on multi-plat would have pulled many buyers,leave alone what would have happened if it was exclusive.SONY would have advertised it BIG as it came after the PS3 SLIMMER and price-cut so everyone could buy it
you think i'm talking about the people who follow games,read gaming magazines,chat of gaming forums?
again not mnay of the people know which version is superior iand which is degraded one.MS campaign showed that it was a 360 game then how could people know it.
and about the topic being wrong,those stores are BIG.Game is the biggest gaming store in UK.and even if you didn't like it don't quote me and tell me make a new post not in my quote post.