Forums - Sales Discussion - Final Fantasy XIII is a MAJOR flop on the 360 - we need to talk about it

Um pretty sure that this thread is a joke but at this rate FFXIII will easily be the best selling JRPG in the 360's history so......far from a failure. But like I said I assume this is just a teasing thread.



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FF: CB was a flop too.



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# Blue Dragon --> 0.54 million
# Tales of Vesperia --> 0.49 million


It is interesting that JRPG devs kept releasing their games on the 360 long after it become apparent that the damn things just weren't selling. Microsoft must have lavished them with money.



RolStoppable said:

 

 

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.

Rol, is the strategy to get people to NO read your original post, get the thing going, and let the mayhem fly?  I had done one with GT5 being a bomb before it launches, and it went way out of control.  I do think your telegraphing things is absurd.



richardhutnik said:
RolStoppable said:

 

 

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.

Rol, is the strategy to get people to NO read your original post, get the thing going, and let the mayhem fly?  I had done one with GT5 being a bomb before it launches, and it went way out of control.  I do think your telegraphing things is absurd.

i always got that as the strategy, except for that silly little disclaimer thing.



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Are you serious, it sold more than any other jrpg on the xbox 360 in less than 5 weeks. Also this game will have legs and hit 1.5 million. This is not a flop at all.



 

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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.

 

 

You forgot to put Lost Odyssey on there which sold quite well. I'm not sure how you can consider a game selling over a million copies a major flop.



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SHMUPGurus said:
I think the game will have huge legs though, just compare the 360 boxart to the PS3 one.

 

 



I love these threads



A Bad Clown said:
FF: CB was a flop too.

No its not. Everyone knows big budget Wii games only cost like $100 to develop. Another $50 to produce and like $5 for advertising.



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