Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Global Total as of 06th Sep 2014 (units): 0.66m
Platform: PlayStation 3
Developer: tri-Ace Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (76)


Kresnik (on 03 January 2014)
I guess that's what a year's worth of exclusivity and a pretty rubbish reception will do to the PS3 sales. Didn't get close to Vesperia on PS3 vs. 360!
iceland (on 14 August 2013)
Wow, I thought the Japan sales would be higher, they barely pass the 360 Japan sales O.o
mantlepiecek (on 08 July 2012)
Playing this game, really like the combat. The story is OK, some of the locations are well detailed whereas some are not, especially one of them is really bad it hurts your head.

Good game though, no doubt, good combat variety among different characters which keeps things somewhat fresh.
ryuzaki57 (on 12 January 2012)
glad it pass the sales of the X360 sales in Japan. Justice has been done
Mordred11 (on 02 September 2011)
meh.
mjk45 (on 01 August 2011)
@Rawnchie14 nope demon souls with 1.21 m is higher than Star ocean with 1.15 m
huaxiong90 (on 31 July 2011)
The Japanese sales of the PS3 and 360 versions are the exact same now.
miqdadi (on 19 June 2011)
One of the best RPG games of the generation, Just try and U'll not be disappointed
Iveyboi (on 28 April 2011)
I REALLY enjoyed this game. Moreso afterwards. Incredible length & amount of things to do. I will remember this game for a long time
aaronmendola (on 14 May 2010)
Combined sales of ps3/360 makes this game THE best-selling current gen JRPG. FF13 excluded of course :)
Rawnchie14 (on 04 May 2010)
@ Avarice28

People bought PS3's for FFXIII because they believed it was going to be an exclusive (and released a lot earlier). And when the PS3 version has it's pluses (compressed video, etc) then yea of course the PS3 would sell well.

The comparison is not warranted tbh though - using FF as the benchmark. I harshly doubt the amount of guaranteed money (as well as funding for development) is not substantial enough to keep developers making games exclusive to 360.

If Sony wants more games, they'd make the initiative like MS is doing. I guess they don't care?
ImsoGreat (on 30 April 2010)
*Sigh* As I said before.. This game is a patched up port of the 360 version. That means it's barely costing SE anything to release this. The fact that it sold more than 290k copies worldwide at the cost equivalent of $60 and with hardly any advertisement is amazing. Even more so that it sold over 100k copies in the U.S. alone!
Remnant (on 28 April 2010)
Is a shame too, I wanted this game when it first came out. Releasing it a few week before FFXIII and not at the same time as the Xbox version, as a PS3 fanboy it upset me and now I don't want it at all. x.x
Avarice28 (on 20 April 2010)
@Puggsley

If Square did not learn their lesson from the 'large' profits that they made with the Final fantasy sales on the ps3. Then they are destine to go out of business betting against the ps3 with yet another 360 exclusive. That is what I call "franchise" career suicide.
Mr Puggsly (on 16 April 2010)
@ DaBuddahN
I agree JRPGs would sell better on the PS3 if released at the same time. However, MS is clearly offering something outstanding to make developers do timed exclusives.

I don't know what Square is planning. But we'll definitely see more JRPG exclusives for the 360.
ImsoGreat (on 12 April 2010)
You guys do realize that this game is a patched up port of the 360 version right? Meaning that it's barely costing SE anything to release this. The fact that it sold more than 220k copies worldwide at the cost equivalent of $60 and with hardly any advertisement is a very, VERY good thing.
blueknight (on 09 April 2010)
yeah they shouldn't release all rpgs at the same time releasing this around ff13 alone made it a weak release.
DaBuddahN (on 08 April 2010)
Wow, the sales of this game really bombed. I don't think Square will be doing anymore timed exclusives against the PS console. I mean, I don't want to sound like a fanboy, but JRPG's will always sell better on the PS3, than the 360... If released at the same time.
blueknight (on 05 April 2010)
just picked this game up this weekend, its a great game hope the sales pick up
Bagaren85 (on 04 April 2010)
Suprised by the sales. Well, i lost interest early with the 360-version. Maybe i will give SO4 a new chance soon, when the price goes down for the ps3-version.
aaronmendola (on 04 April 2010)
Excellent game. English voice is good imo. Even the "annoying" girl isn't bad.
1. FF13
2. Star Ocean 4
3. Enchanted Arms
4. Eternal Sonata
5. Folklore
darthdevidem01 (on 28 March 2010)
Getting this over ROF..atleast this seems to have colour in it lol

can't wait...and its a prequel!
Wagram (on 27 March 2010)
I'll buy this when it is 20 for collection purposes. Must be with its Sony brethren. Bought it for the bot on launch day. :/
Iveyboi (on 27 March 2010)
I'm never going to be able to play this as I have FF13, Resonance of Fate, and GOW3 to get to :-(
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 26 March 2010)
I see some good legs in japan
Ldn.se (on 26 March 2010)
Oh wow, I hope SE will think twice before they release a timed "exclusive" on the other console.
wolfofthepack (on 26 March 2010)
this game is a sure 8.5 its awesome in every aspect screw wat the critics say am 80hrs into this game
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 26 March 2010)
DESERVES A 8.5 one of the best jrpgs at the moment
Avarice28 (on 23 March 2010)
@Mr Puggsly

It definitely will if VG ever updates the others sales for the game.
Mr Puggsly (on 23 March 2010)
Surprisingly low. I would have bet this would outsell the 360 version.
Roy03 (on 15 March 2010)
I know 11 people who bought this game in others and I think there are thousands morre who did this aswell
Dragonkingtatsu (on 12 March 2010)
Where is others numbers?
yusuke93_ita (on 06 March 2010)
4 Hours into this, so far, good game
Hero_time88 (on 05 March 2010)
The game includes Spanish, French and other subs for the game, which ussually means that it will sell better than the avarage JRPG here.

It was in the top 5 best selling PS3 title's of FNAC a couple of weeks ago in Spain.
yum123 (on 04 March 2010)
yea weird id say that others is probably more than america aswell wonder if it will get updated
wolfofthepack (on 04 March 2010)
so am? is no 1 buyin it in others?
Avarice28 (on 26 February 2010)
@Lord matrix
Time exclusive may "back fire" on the other version due to the fact that this game is one pace to probably sell 700k to 800k LTD. The legs are already on par with its 360 counterpart after being on sale for just two weeks.
LordMatrix (on 26 February 2010)
timed exclusivity paid off on this one big time. At least those that want to play it on PS3 can now though. Most obviously didn't feel like waiting and grabbed it for X360.
NicholasCage (on 25 February 2010)
Where's the Other numbers?
Ravage27 (on 25 February 2010)
SE worst decision this gen - not making SO4 multiplat from the start. They are probably kicking themselves now
jacks81x (on 25 February 2010)
Considering that this is a one-year old port that didn't get great reviews to begin with, I would say that the sales are pretty good.
IvorEvilen (on 24 February 2010)
Not so good sales? Considering the odds, this game is faring very well, especially considering its legs in Japan are way better than the 360 versions~
Wagram (on 24 February 2010)
Would have been alot higher if this was a multi-plat release.
outlawauron (on 23 February 2010)
For Great Justice.
wolfofthepack (on 22 February 2010)
i c the cause as bad reviews for this game plus a whole yr late! and to top it off ff13 is right around the corner but am a star ocean fan from snes days so this was a must buy for me!
Nightwish224 (on 21 February 2010)
Wow, not so good sales. Eh.
lurkerwithnosoul (on 21 February 2010)
@Crazy Li

Or maybe because this isn't a game for masses and was released a year later.

Stop whining.
ivanpgcs (on 21 February 2010)
Others sales of this week?
Mad55 (on 21 February 2010)
@Crazy Li
that sounds stupid
NicholasCage (on 21 February 2010)
@Crazy Li

Or people are waiting for Final Fantasy 13
Crazy Li (on 20 February 2010)
the reason the US PS3 version at least didn't outsell the 360 version is because a lot of trolls went around telling PS3 owners not to buy the game until it drops to $30. Many people said the game is bad, but it's really not. I'm guessing it's pissed off 360 people who either don't like JRPGs in the first place, so it wasn't for them or they wish they didn't buy the inferior version.

But it's results like this that will mean less PS3 US releases of games. Just look at Vesperia and how that's not coming to North America.
Crystalchild (on 20 February 2010)
im shocked. shitty sales for a great RPG Experience.

SO is not perfect, but better than MUCH other Games that came out. :(..

but otherwise i can understand it, the 360 Version costs the half, and the cosmetic changes arent worth 30 bucks, so i expect legs when it gets cheaper.
Crystalchild (on 14 February 2010)
@Carl: maybe the japanese guys are pissed off by square? i could understand that.

@Game: finished, and it was a great experience. (with Jap. Voices. :3)
Ssenkahdavic (on 12 February 2010)
Received my copy of this day 1 but still have not played it. WKC is great and Im looking forward to playing some SO4
yusuke93_ita (on 12 February 2010)
70 k in america and 40 k in Europe
Carl2291 (on 11 February 2010)
I take it the reason this didn't outsell the 360 version is because it is a pretty bad game? I mean, ToV outsold it's 360 brother... Why couldn't this one?
jacks81x (on 11 February 2010)
Decent opening for a port with mediocre reviews.
snyperdud (on 11 February 2010)
Decent opening in Japan I suppose. Considering its a year old port I mean.
Kaixes (on 10 February 2010)
Now that I got WKC, this just got boosted up to #3 on my to-get list. Too bad I'm short on cash. Heavy Rain and FFXIII take priority unfortunately.
Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 27 January 2010)
I just choose both This AND WKC: IE ... However no Bioshock 2... ah well whatever JRPG's ftw! go WKC: IE and SO4: I!
sangbyung (on 26 January 2010)
should i get this or white night chronicles? maybe both?
Ssenkahdavic (on 26 January 2010)
Should do really well. One of 5 jrpg preorders alread this year!
Son1x (on 21 January 2010)
I don't think this will sell more than the 360 version. I may be wrong though.
But damn, the Japanese boxart is great.
Avarice28 (on 21 January 2010)
This game will probably sell twice as many copies as the 360 version ltd. Wow? The PS3 can definitely push rpg sales (see final fantasy 13, VC, etc)
Kushalafang (on 17 January 2010)
Same as Vesperia more story and more characters.
Naum (on 14 January 2010)
What extra content will it have? aside from japanese voices
KeyStyle (on 27 December 2009)
it will sell 1ml...and 500 k in japan...
Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 05 December 2009)
Got it on 360 and WILL get it on PS3, i loved this game on 360 but it did have its issues.
Silver-Tiger (on 05 December 2009)
I really wish the PS3 port will sell well, but I doubt it, since everybody who REALLY wanted to play the game already got the 360 version.
Rawnchie14 (on 01 November 2009)
Lifetime, unless it's an eruption in Japan - will be less than the 360 version. But it will sell very well.
Son1x (on 23 October 2009)
Its probably gonna sell more in Japan and less in US/Eu. Of course, I could be totaly wrong.
TheConduit (on 19 October 2009)
Wonder if this will outsell the Xbox 360 version.
It came out a while ago for the 360 and doesn't have any improvements/additional content but it is a JRPG and there are roughly three times as many PS3 as 360 in Japan.
Rawnchie14 (on 07 October 2009)
it isn't lol, 2/9/2010 for the US
Squall_Leonhart (on 25 September 2009)
Will be getting this :-D
oliist (on 16 September 2009)
Yippieh :-D
oliist (on 15 September 2009)
Don't stay Japan exclusive!
*keeps fingers crossed*

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Kresnik (on 03 January 2014)
I guess that's what a year's worth of
exclusivity and a pretty rubbish
reception will do to the PS3 sales.
Didn't get close to Vesperia on PS3 vs.
360!
iceland (on 14 August 2013)
Wow, I thought the Japan sales would be
higher, they barely pass the 360 Japan
sales O.o
mantlepiecek (on 08 July 2012)
Playing this game, really like the
combat. The story is OK, some of the
locations are well detailed whereas some
are not, especially one of them is
really bad it hurts your head.

Good
game though, no doubt, good combat
variety among different characters which
keeps things somewhat fresh.
ryuzaki57 (on 12 January 2012)
glad it pass the sales of the X360 sales
in Japan. Justice has been done
Mordred11 (on 02 September 2011)
meh.
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