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Kenryoku_Maxis said:
Is this another Rol joke thread that makes no sense?

And frankly, FFXIII is doing a lot better outside of Japan than I thought it would. But that's probably because of the media blitz and hype. Still, its not doing as well as even previous FF games.

Rol's threads always make sense  in their own way.



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CGI-Quality said:
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Carl2291 said:
I disagree.

Final Fantasy XIII on the 360 has already outsold a huge JRPG franchise on the PS3 - Valkyria Chronicles.

It blew past the PS3's other big exclusive JRPG, White Knight Chronicles.

If anything, this proves that Square Enix should make Final Fantasy Versus XIII an Xbox 360 exclusive in the West. Just because Microsoft are willing to advertise the game for them, while we see Sony persuing other goals, like copying Nintendo. When the time comes for Versus XIII to be released in the West, Sony wont care about it because GT5 will also be releasing in the same Summer of '11. Microsoft will show love for the franchise. Love that Sony never could.

Agito XIII will also be a Zune HD Exclusive.

You cannot deny my irrefutable factual evidence.

See my first post, copy, & paste

I either missed the triple sarcasm in your post or you just got rolled and a reply :P

You missed it

It's too subtle!

That's why Rol is a master, his post is so obviously stupid that the person who missed it either has to be an idiot or a genius.




Kenryoku_Maxis said:
Is this another Rol joke thread that makes no sense?

And frankly, FFXIII is doing a lot better outside of Japan than I thought it would. But that's probably because of the media blitz and hype. Still, its not doing as well as even previous FF games.

Considering the userbase difference, the PS3 version alone is performing quite well. Factor in the 360's sales and it's doing better than XII.



                                                                                                             

Carl2291 said:
I disagree.

Final Fantasy XIII on the 360 has already outsold a huge JRPG franchise on the PS3 - Valkyria Chronicles.

It blew past the PS3's other big exclusive JRPG, White Knight Chronicles.

If anything, this proves that Square Enix should make Final Fantasy Versus XIII an Xbox 360 exclusive in the West. Just because Microsoft are willing to advertise the game for them, while we see Sony persuing other goals, like copying Nintendo. When the time comes for Versus XIII to be released in the West, Sony wont care about it because GT5 will also be releasing in the same Summer of '11. Microsoft will show love for the franchise. Love that Sony never could.

Agito XIII will also be a Zune HD Exclusive.

You cannot deny my irrefutable factual evidence.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

is FF13 sort of a disappointment.

Even it being on two system, it will have trouble reaching FF12 numbers.

FF12 did well considering the Ps3 and Xbox 360 were all the craze then.



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is official: japanese niche hardcore games don't sell on the X360! Oh the humanity! Dman those halo lovers! Poor Third parties! why don't you support them!? My XBX is collecting dust! is dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomed!



not sure if they made a huge profit on 360 , im sure square knew exactly what kind of numbers it was gonna produce.

i thought in general it was going to sell much more like 6 mill on ps3 and 2 mill on 360 , figured it was going to be a 3 to 1, i guess the ratio is right but the numbers are way off lol



well I think if the game was good, it could have pulled off 6 million.


I find hard to believe they made such a bad game with all the advancements in video gaming technology.

13 looks nice, but FF12 and FF10 are way better.



RolStoppable said:

Hey guys,

I thought we need to talk about this:

Final Fantasy XIII sold 493,900 copies in March, according to NPD numbers. It was only 26 days on the market (so not for the whole five week period covered), but 493k is not much anyway for such a high profile release that was heavily hyped and advertised. Let's be honest here, this is a MAJOR flop. Not even the typical 360 legs for big hardcore games will turn this game into a success.

This could have an impact on other Square-Enix games, like Final Fantasy Versus XIII, coming to the 360.

So can we still say JRPGs won't sell on the 360? Let's check VGC numbers:

  • Blue Dragon --> 0.54 million
  • Tales of Vesperia --> 0.49 million
  • Final Fantasy XIII --> currently at 1.09 million, but obviously overtracked. 0.90m or 0.89m is probably right. Pitiful sales considering that we are talking about a main series Final Fantasy game here.

Just for comparison, the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII sold 1.5m in week one in Japan alone.

 

 

Now for those who might not be in the know, this is another parody of my favorite hit and run thread ever made here on VGC. I've written one before, I've told someone else to use that fantastic title for a thread, the source material is just that awesome in my opinion.

I don't get it, whats the joke?



You have to wonder if it could have covered the 360 versions sales, if it were hyped and released as PS3 Exclusive, and released in December. The game certainly received a mixed bag reception - that might have been different if they would have leveraged the PS3 fans.