Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Global Total as of 05th Apr 2014 (units): 0.82m
Platform: PlayStation 3Also on: Xbox 360, Xbox One
Developer: Square Enix Genre: Role-Playing

Total Units

North America: 0.19m 23.6%
+ Europe: 0.14m 16.6%
+ Japan: 0.43m 51.9%
+ Rest of the World: 0.06m 7.8%
= Global 0.82m

Release History

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Square EnixJapan21st November 2013Retail
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Square EnixNorth America11th February 2014Retail
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Square EnixEurope14th February 2014Retail

Game Overview

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It will be released on November 21, 2013 in Japan, on February 11, 2014 for North America and February 14, 2014 in Europe. Lightning Returns is set to conclude the Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga.

The game takes place in the new world of 'Novus Partus', contains new characters and will also feature a new version of the 'ATB' battle system, but Lightning will be the only playable character. Unlike the previous two games of the saga, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning Returns is described as a world driven game, in which the players' choices and actions will affect the world around them.

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VXIII (on 10 March 2014)
@ishiki Spot on, the battle system is
fast and engaging and offers a lot
depth, It requires planning and
precision before and during the battles.
ishiki (on 09 March 2014)
damn formatting.

ishiki (on 09 March 2014)
it's got the best battle system out of
any FF imo. And the best balance of
challenge in a FF game. It's the most
interesting RPG mechanically since Demon
Soul's for me.

The dialogue,
Framerate, and textures are quite
The story is more thematically
interesting than people give it credit
Imo it's the bad dialogue of
which is worse than the already bad
dialogue of the
XIII series, in a
series that's largely always had
dialogue issues outside of a couple
(Compared to like SMT,
Planescape, etc).
NoirSon (on 08 March 2014)
@A203D, I don't think fans have moved
on from Final Fantasy but they have
certainly stopped caring about the XIII
game series, despite showing improvement
in later releases it is safe to say XIII
was a let down. Maybe one day when there
is a reasonably priced collection of all
three after several years much like many
have felt with X/X-2 the series will get
the love but right now nope.
I did
like Lighting however... shame the story
was crap.
rpgmaniac (on 06 March 2014)
That flop nicely as every1 expected now
let's finally move on after SE wasted
literally a whole console generation
with 3 garbage FF, let's forget that
they ever existed & let's w8 to see if
SE can redeem it self with FFXV if they
can make us forget all about XIII
trilogy then that means they succeed,
but one thing is certain it won't be
easy to forget at all because the
experience was unbelievable painfully &
it hunt our dreams like a nightmare like
Freddy Krueger...
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