Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Global Total as of 30th Sep 2017 (units): 1.09m
Platform: PlayStation 3Also on: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Developer: Square Enix Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (39)


think-man (on 08 April 2016)
lightning should have never returned....
A203D (on 14 March 2015)
@Mafuba. ShroudedDarkenss and DigitalDevilSummoner tried to tell people that FF13 was a great game with great success... Well look how that turned out. You can bet the Final Fantasy fans will keep repeating that for years and years to come. We're not going to forget how we told you so.
Kresnik (on 10 January 2015)
Well this certainly had to crawl to 1m.
Mafuba (on 24 October 2014)
@A203D What you said had nothing to do with what Shrouded said. Infact you pretty much just repeated yourself.
A203D (on 25 August 2014)
@ShroudedDarkness. Its FF13, no on cares about it. The sales prove that FF13 did indeed greatly damage the series. Final Fantasy has been killed on Xbox because of FF13.
ShroudedDarkness (on 19 July 2014)
Did they just adjust down again? This was at over .90 just a month ago if I remember correctly.
A203D (on 02 July 2014)
The sales have been quite good this year, this might do over 1 mil, which isn't bad. The series has been killed on Xbox though. The FF13 series has just not gone down well with Xbox fans at all.
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.

Sorry...
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 bad.
The story is more thematically interesting than people give it credit for.
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 exceptions.
(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...
A203D (on 04 March 2014)
Well I played the demo and it was okay. I heard this one was quite good actually. Its come out too late in the PS3/360 life cycle to matter though. No ones interested in whether it redeems the FF name, its too late, fans have moved on.
RukiSama (on 01 March 2014)
@T.Rexington it will reach 1/1.2M if they are lucky.
weaveworld (on 28 February 2014)
They'd better wait a long time before releasing XV so people can forget all about the disaster that accompanied the 13 saga.
weaveworld (on 28 February 2014)
Dat drop...
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T.Rexington (on 25 February 2014)
I think it's gonna sell more than 1.5 million to be frank. More like 2 - 3 million. These games have a tendency to have decent legs in the US. Especially when it hits that $20 sweet spot price. It's already done way better than I imagined. If it was just gonna do 1.5 million, I think the game would have a much longer road to a million.
ShroudedDarkness (on 24 February 2014)
@Revuer

XIII = 7.1 million

XIII-2 = 3.1 million

LR = 1.5 million (if they are lucky)


It halves with each entry. They aren't gonna make XIII-4 on a completely new gen when the best they can expect is 800,000 to 1,000,000. And anyway, they already said they were done after this game.
RÍveur (on 24 February 2014)
Great, FFXIII-4 confirmed. Why people, why????
Rafux (on 24 February 2014)
FF13 ruined Final Fantasy
Billmaster17 (on 20 February 2014)
HA nicely done. Anyhow ff13 is the best
RevolutionFag (on 20 February 2014)
This thing bombed in Japan and hopefully it will bomb here as well so Square gets the picture that nobody gives a crap about Lightning and her crappy games.
RevolutionFag (on 20 February 2014)
the 13 fanboys make me giggle like a school girl. This is the worst series in ff. I hope it tanks below 1m. They deserve it with all the shitty work they've put into this abomination of a series.

See? I can do that too.
Billmaster17 (on 20 February 2014)
the 13 haters make me giggle like a school girl. This is the best series in ff. I hope it reaches 1 mil at least. They deserve it with all the work they've put into the masterpiece of a series
TurboElder (on 20 February 2014)
It's a 1/10 game.
VXIII (on 19 February 2014)
Awesome game ^^
A203D (on 10 January 2014)
First western review is in on Playstation Lifestyle: 4/10. Not looking good at all. Disappointing, since I thought it looked a lot better than its predecessors.
fauzman (on 06 January 2014)
Well it says something that the X/X-2 remaster has higher preorders than XIII part 3. And thats with more weeks till launch. I know that SE are trying to maximise their profit (which XIII part 3 will likely do even if it doesnt get as great sales) but they are alienating their fan base and that is just stupid.
Juku_Lover (on 12 December 2013)
I dont know why square has been forcing lightning and the 13 sequels down our throats. The fans are just over it at this point. They need to deliver another title on the same lvl as 6, 7 and 12. Call me when they do.
ArtofAngels (on 10 December 2013)
FF died after X. We just have to accept it.
thewastedyouth (on 03 December 2013)
what happened to FF, this whole generation has sucked
A203D (on 03 December 2013)
Hate to say it, but I thought this game looked good. It seems I was wrong however...
WagnerPaiva (on 03 December 2013)
I played the FF13 on Xbox360 till the end, it was ok, but the second was much more stupid and I could not endure more than 3 hours of it on PS3, looked pretty, sure, but so dumb, Jesus Christ.
This one I will not touch, but, enough is enough Square, let us move on please.
SlayerRondo (on 03 December 2013)
I'm holding out for "Lightning leaves and doesn't come back".
DamnTastic (on 03 December 2013)
SE won't accept people hate lightning
knocturnal2435 (on 30 November 2013)
Wow, really disappointed to see these numbers. I actually enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 (I guess I'm one of the few). It looks like, at least from a financial standpoint, it's time to put the XIII universe to rest for quite some time. I can't believe the amount of backlash Square took for what I considered to be two solid games (although I understand their criticisms).

For the PS3 version in Japan, FFXIII did 1.46m first week, FFXIII-2 did 539k first week, and now we see FFXIII-3 push just 285k first week. When was the last time, if ever, a major FF game opened up in Japan with just 285k? Wow.
chidori-chan2 (on 31 August 2013)
This game will sell worst than FFXIII-2. Just watch people..
Skrunch-a-tron (on 03 July 2013)
Well... this can't end well...

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think-man (on 08 April 2016)
lightning should have never
returned....
A203D (on 14 March 2015)
@Mafuba. ShroudedDarkenss and
DigitalDevilSummoner tried to tell
people that FF13 was a great game with
great success... Well look how that
turned out. You can bet the Final
Fantasy fans will keep repeating that
for years and years to come. We're not
going to forget how we told you so.
Kresnik (on 10 January 2015)
Well this certainly had to crawl to 1m.
Mafuba (on 24 October 2014)
@A203D What you said had nothing to do
with what Shrouded said. Infact you
pretty much just repeated yourself.
A203D (on 25 August 2014)
@ShroudedDarkness. Its FF13, no on cares
about it. The sales prove that FF13 did
indeed greatly damage the series. Final
Fantasy has been killed on Xbox because
of FF13.
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