Final Fantasy XIII

Global Total as of 30th Sep 2017 (units): 5.35m
Platform: PlayStation 3Also on: Xbox 360
Developer: Square Enix Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (833)


COKTOE (on 08 September 2017)
A fantastic entry in the series, with it's main flaw being that it takes a very long time for the combat to reveal it's greatness. Makes FF VII look like a pile of oily rags. Set that shit on fire and give FF XIII a try. Before long, you'll be glad Aeris is dead.
Dadrik (on 05 December 2016)
Combat was pretty aight, graphics were great, musics were godlike, game was pretty long, but the thing is that the game takes pretty much 25 hours to actually take off and feel like an actual FF game. And it still has meh characters and an average story.

The game isn't THAT awful, but it's certainly painful to play at times, since we know it might end up be great, but we have to stick through hours of ultralinear gameplay before it finally gets interesting.

FF X was very linear too at the beginning, but it at least made up for it with a great story and a shorter "intro", imo.
VXIII (on 09 January 2016)
The 4th best selling in the franchise ( 7.45M ) behind VII, X, and VIII .That is without counting the PC version. :-)
fatslob-:O (on 31 July 2015)
Looking back I can say it was a great game ... :)
ExplodingBlock (on 19 June 2015)
Walk in a straight line, fight easy battle. Repeat
There you go, the entire game in one sentence
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TrevDaRev (on 26 September 2013)
19th PS3 '5' million seller.
Jozu (on 21 May 2013)
Derp I was looking at the wrong thing nevermind.
Jozu (on 21 May 2013)
Looks like its now sold 7.3 million now that the Xbox version was adjusted up about 400k.
think-man (on 22 December 2012)
Worst Final fantasy from main series.
A203D (on 14 December 2012)
Won't reach 5 mil this year, but it has sold over 7 mil copies including 360 version. FF13 was a financial success, but there are other things more important to fans of the series. FF13-2 was clearly not one of those things.
shanbcn (on 08 May 2012)
I think now it will reach 5m for sure this year.
SnakeDrake (on 13 April 2012)
Brought this game 2 years ago and finished it this year
VGKing (on 10 March 2012)
Has a good chance to reach 5mil before the end of the year.
XJordanXCLBX (on 11 February 2012)
Last week sales lifetime were higer than this week lol
Rob-Ot (on 09 February 2012)
@A-unlimited....by what I said I meant FFXIII-2 is so much better than XIII that it makes XIII look shameful
A-unlimited (on 09 February 2012)
@ Rob-Ot, I don't think so. XIII bored me a lot and was far away from being a JRPG and ven far away from being a good game. XIII-2 has more variety with some miniquests, alternative places, riddles and other mini games. Even the story, which isn't that great, is better than it's predecessor.
Just my opinion
Rob-Ot (on 04 February 2012)
Rest In Peace now. Your sequel brings shame to you.
VGKing (on 24 January 2012)
Sold more in America this week than Gears of War 3!
Sparking (on 24 January 2012)
Back in the Top 40 this week, sold 13k in USA even though the totals only gone up by 8k...

4,739,955
BasilZero (on 19 January 2012)
Final Fantasy XIII was pretty ok game, if the game was named something else, I'm sure people wouldnt say it would be as bad it is now being called. Too many old fans cant accept change, anyways I give the game a 8.8 / 10
Chaos-Emerald (on 14 January 2012)
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Zim (on 14 January 2012)
@Rob-Ot as I stated on the FF13-2 wall. Week 4 was a holiday week for ff13-2, whereas for ff13 week 3 was. So yes FF13-2 sold more in week 4 however it is an anomaly.
Rob-Ot (on 14 January 2012)
In Week 4 XIII-2 did more than FFXIII
Heavenly_King (on 14 January 2012)
hopefully VSXIII will save the franchise
A203D (on 12 January 2012)
Its not really easy to compare WRPGs and JRGs. but i think FF13 wasnt that good. havent played much of Skyrim yet. sales wise it will show how many people were unhappy with this when FF13-2 comes out. Skyrim, well the numbers speak for themselves.
Ham_Burgular (on 09 January 2012)
4,728,098
XJordanXCLBX (on 06 January 2012)
around 30000 this week thats good
Iveyboi (on 04 January 2012)
@ XJordan.....cocaine is a hell of a drug
XJordanXCLBX (on 02 January 2012)
This is way better than skrim in my opinion and skyrim is broken on ps3
Ham_Burgular (on 31 December 2011)
This games sold 6.5 million copies thats not bad at all.
miqdadi (on 31 December 2011)
Skyrim will be the all time best selling RPG, On home consoles, against the mighty FF VII also not just against FF XIII. But I think all RPG genre will benefit from this success, if they are clever
A203D (on 25 December 2011)
I think Skyrim's success can only be good for JRPGs, they will find success again on the shoulders of From Software, Monolith, Mistwalker, Namco and Level 5. with any luck FF15 will save the series from irrelevance.
VGKing (on 21 December 2011)
Of course they are. JRPGs are a dying breed.(unfortunately)
yahoocomReborn (on 12 December 2011)
Skyrim's first month sales (all formats) are larger than FF13 life time sales (all formats)
A203D (on 12 December 2011)
A sequel was probabily planned before FF13 came out. it seems like the sequel will have a lot of improvements, but i'll wait to hear what people have to say before i think about getting it.
miqdadi (on 10 December 2011)
I think the game is already close to 7M, on both machines, The game is fine, I don't think the 2nd will sell as good, But 3M is sure I believe, it is still FF
Ideas (on 10 December 2011)
why is it sad?i think it's better using same engine and releasing FF main title within 2 years instead of waiting 5 more years!every company needs money to run including SE!!
Heavenly_King (on 09 December 2011)
I think SE is doing XIII-2 because they didnt earn the money expected with the release of XIII. So they are using the same engine, adding things here and there; and will sell it for 60 bucks. Plus they will also release DLC. It is really sad
Heavenly_King (on 09 December 2011)
I think SE is doing XIII-2 because the didnt earn the money what they expected with the release of XIII. So they are using the same engine, adding things here and there; and will sell it for 60 bucks. Plus they will also release DLC. It is really sad
Rob-Ot (on 25 November 2011)
I agree with A203D, it has it's moments and I don't dislike it as much as I used to but overall it's just not that great. XIII-2 looks more promising.
A203D (on 22 November 2011)
It has its moments Chris-Jiang, but for some fans it was just a poorly written anime soap opera; rather than a spirtual successor to FF7 which is what was originally promised.
Chris-Jiang (on 22 November 2011)
I used to believe that this game isn't very good.But after saw the story video,I'd like to buy this at least for the HD world.that's so beautiful
Chris-Jiang (on 22 November 2011)
I saw the FF XIII-2' ad,so I bought one type on the internet.
The_Joker_Product (on 19 November 2011)
I think it could reach 5 million, its only 250k away, its sold 30k in the last 4 weeks. The new one may give it a boost.
SolidGear3 (on 18 November 2011)
XIII-2 I meant...
SolidGear3 (on 18 November 2011)
Story was the best part. I hope they tone down the difficulty for X-2 though.
shanbcn (on 16 November 2011)
This will never reach 5m, terrible legs.
MrMofongo624 (on 13 November 2011)
I agree with you ado3d. I think the next ff should have a better story, similiar combat system, amazing graphics as usual, non linearity, and much more exploration with different things to do.
A203D (on 11 November 2011)
I know what Sqaure Enix are saying. they think adding 200 monsters to catch and train and multiple tree dialogues makes a game better. i think if people want monster training they will buy Pokemon, not FF, if they want multiple tree dialogues they would buy Mass Effect, not FF. the point is they havent actully fixed the poor dialogue of FF13, or the unrealistic characterisations. i think their creating more problems by trying to add things that dont need to be added while not improving on the things that were trutly bad in FF13, like the story.
The_Joker_Product (on 09 November 2011)
10-2 was alot worse than 10. They say 13-2 will be alot better than 13.
cars298 (on 09 November 2011)
good as compared to the earlier ones.....
A203D (on 08 November 2011)
Well FF10 sold 8mil and 10-2, sold about 5mil, with that logic 13-2 should do about 4mil. but since i think it was very unpopular compared to FF10, i cant see it doing over 3mil. i can realistically see about 2.5-3mil.
DakonBlackblade (on 07 November 2011)
I hope youre right, I realy do Id love to see XIII-2 d very well and sell like 4 mil + copies.
The_Joker_Product (on 07 November 2011)
2 million....theres no way thats happening, thats not even a realistic number. This one sold over 2 million in EMEAA the new one isnt going to drop over 50% from that.
DakonBlackblade (on 07 November 2011)
@ The_Joker_Product sorry dude but even me, beeing the FF entusiast that I am know XIII-2 wont sell anywhere near 4 millions, the preoders in Japan right now are "only" 600k less tham XIIIs preorders were at the same time from launch. XIII-2 will sell around 700-8000k on Japan, will probably not do very well on the USA were most of the XIII hatters are and sell another 800k or so on Europe for a total of about 2 mil. Thats how I see it going anywhay, Im buying 1 for sure.
A203D (on 06 November 2011)
Not sure if 6.6 mil is right, Sqaure have said they only shipped 6.2 mil copies.
The_Joker_Product (on 01 November 2011)
This one sold 6.6 million, the new one wont have much trouble selling over 4 million. It wasnt a hated game, it may not be FFVII or FFX but its user scores are fine, here its a 8.1, metacrtitic a 8.2, IGN a 8.6, Gamespot a 8.4. The new one looks to be an improvement it wont fail.
A203D (on 28 October 2011)
I really dont think its selling 4mil copies. maybe 3mil, but new fans wont buy this game. all of the sales will have to come from people who bought FF13. and i'm willing to bet not many people even finished it.
The_Joker_Product (on 26 October 2011)
1-2 million Worldwide? hell no itll sell 4 million at least with Xbox. Itll sell over 1 million in Japan alone.
DakonBlackblade (on 26 October 2011)
@A203D I dont think Square is concerned about XIII-2 sales, they pretty much know it wont sell nearly as well as this game but they arent expecting it to, its a considerably low budget game, built upon a DLC that was planned for XIII using the same engine character etc etc as XIII. Itll probably sell aroound 1-2 million worldwide and Square will make a very hughe profit from it.
PlaystaionGamer (on 22 October 2011)
i brought this 2 days ago for £10! im getting into it tonight hopefully! but might complete Enslaved first
yahoocom1984 (on 09 October 2011)
THis game shipped 6.2 million so VGchartz overtracted this game because here the data says 6.5 million
A203D (on 06 October 2011)
Its probabily selling a few copies here and there. Square should do a White Knight Chronicles and put FF13 in free with FF13-2, to incentivise people who didnt get it to pick up 13-2. personally i don see people who didnt play FF13 getting 13-2 and i cant see many people who got FF13 queing up for 13-2.
Mordred11 (on 06 October 2011)
has the game completely stopped selling?
skeleton_fingers (on 05 September 2011)
HAHA Most of Japan would have bought their copy by now. An easy mode and English language option is only gonna net them 30,000 or something!
VXIII (on 04 September 2011)
False alarm , it was released 21 July, and hasn't sold a single copy according to these numbers :)
VXIII (on 03 September 2011)
In Japan that is
VXIII (on 03 September 2011)
Ultimate Hits version was pushed back to Sep 4th
Mordred11 (on 02 September 2011)
doesnt deserve these sales
pablogers (on 01 September 2011)
i liked the game, i know it have a lot of weak points but the graphics are just too beautiful..
thelalaby (on 29 August 2011)
Battle system is best of the series but the Crystarium system didn't really do much for me, had it been better the game would have been so much better. I also have my complaints about the story... but overall, it may not be the best but I loved it! :)
DakonBlackblade (on 21 August 2011)
Lol this wall is funny, half of the people badmouth the game the other half chear for it lol.
miqdadi (on 14 August 2011)
I believe the game should have sold more by now
Xen (on 13 August 2011)
What a piece of trash.
atma998 (on 11 August 2011)
4.67M... Is this game died or is it still selling?
Heavenly_King (on 05 August 2011)
this game sucks!
Boutros (on 01 August 2011)
Deserves moar!
pslee (on 25 July 2011)
i like this game.
yahoocom1984 (on 25 June 2011)
darthdevidem01, VG uses MC number in Japan not Famitsu
skeleton_fingers (on 23 June 2011)
I'm guessing the PS3 version has sold really close to 5m by now despite what this says.
Diablerie (on 23 June 2011)
Have had this game since the day it came out, but never really found the time to play it. Right now I am just starting Chapter 5 and I am enjoying myself so far (FFIX being my favorite and FFXII being my least favorite).
A203D (on 16 June 2011)
@miqdadi. people want FF to at least be an RPG experience - this wasnt that. however based on FF13-2 its seems like they've really listened to what people have said. even a professional novelist has been hired to write the story this time.
darthdevidem01 (on 16 June 2011)
in Japan! Famitsu puts PS3 version at 1.904 Million just revealed today!!!!!!!22This awesome game is HEAVILY undertracked 31323
yahoocom1984 (on 12 June 2011)
FFXIII-2 is shit
darthdevidem01 (on 10 June 2011)
FFXIII-2 is blowing this out of the water.
darthdevidem01 (on 28 May 2011)
Felt good to hear this won GOTY at the German users choice game awards show.
miqdadi (on 24 May 2011)
The best RPG out there, all I can say is that some people want FF VII to be out every time there is a new FF coming out
VXIII (on 23 May 2011)
too many mistakes
VXIII (on 23 May 2011)
Played the game yesterday and remembered how good was it , seriously it's a very good game (8.2), I guess tha haters affected me a bit ... @italo244 that sounds reasonable enough but I think 1,8 for americas is a little bit too high with xiii-2 around the corner
kcoward (on 21 May 2011)
One of the worst Final Fantasy will eventually be one of the best selling......smh
A203D (on 17 May 2011)
Mad55, the majority of sales took place in the first 3 weeks. the combined sales are great - dont get me wrong, but its all just returning fans - i dont think new players are buying FF and i don think they will if the developers dont shape up!
italo244 (on 14 May 2011)
@VXIII hope it will sell at least 2 millions in japan, 1.5m in americas and 1.8m in EMEAA 5,3m total.
ishiki (on 13 May 2011)
Plus all final fantasy games has been in the bargain bin... that's where I got my FF7 after all.
Mad55 (on 12 May 2011)
a203d the first 10 weeks are 3.9 milliion no price cuts were done before then the game sold great
VXIII (on 11 May 2011)
Unlimited Hits version incoming in Japan on July 21 ,should get some spikes in sales
ysobad (on 28 March 2011)
under trackced?
A203D (on 18 March 2011)
Like i said the 'amazingness' of a game selling 'insert number here' after being in the bargain bin for 6 months and for having a multiplatform release will be determined when FF13-2 retails.
Boutros (on 15 March 2011)
FFXIII (PS360) is now the third best-selling Final Fantasy game in Americas and EMEAA. It will eventually end up being the second best-selling Final Fantasy game in Americas and EMEAA. Amazing.l
cory.ok (on 12 March 2011)
i enjoyed it, i dunno why it gets such a hard time, ill be getting 13-2 also
A203D (on 20 February 2011)
thread about the potential sales of 13-2.
A203D (on 20 February 2011)
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=123906
Ideas (on 20 February 2011)
i think it should do over 4 million easily coz there aren't that much JRPG's to play, but i could be wrong!
jadakiss1217 (on 14 February 2011)
I predict 2.5-3.3 million
yahoocom1984 (on 13 February 2011)
I predict 3 million
A203D (on 12 February 2011)
thats combined, PS3 and 360.
A203D (on 12 February 2011)
Less than 2mil, i think anything over 4mil will be success, but i expect 2mil.
Ideas (on 12 February 2011)
@A03D so what sales r u predicting for FFXIII-2??
A203D (on 09 February 2011)
Keep the receipt man, they might give you your money back when you decide you've had enough next week. you wont get much for a trade in unfortunately.
dobby985 (on 08 February 2011)
@A203D Just got a copy. £12 Brand new!
A203D (on 08 February 2011)
Oh and both versions have been in the bargain bin for quite some time now; which explains a lot imho.
A203D (on 08 February 2011)
Sandylecuistot - a lot of people who bought this are FF fans which is why it sold so much; not on the basis of merit by on the basis of being an RPG; we'll see how badly FF13 has damaged the FF name when FF13-2 comes out. i have no doubt the sales of that game will be a lot lower than this. so all those people who keep saying FF13 is 'the best FF, best RPG of 2010' are going to have some explaining when FF13-2 retails.
Biddles (on 04 February 2011)
Undertracked 40,000 in Japan.
DakonBlackblade (on 04 February 2011)
Disagree completly, one of the best FFs I ever played (and I have played everyone of them from 3 up including the handheld spinofs and remakes). I like how this behave like GT5, reviewers trash it and sales keep going well.
Sandylecuistot (on 04 February 2011)
one of the worst Rpg I know. It Absolutely doesn't deserve the number of copies sold. It's really sad...
Biddles (on 04 February 2011)
It may reach 5 million on this version and 2 million on Xbox.
Boutros (on 03 February 2011)
Can't wait for 5 million!
yahoocom1984 (on 28 January 2011)
Final fantasy blows
Gearbox (on 28 January 2011)
5* not 10
Gearbox (on 28 January 2011)
@kiefer23 - considereing 2 in 5 people with ps3s in japan have this its amazing. if eema had that attachment it would have sold over 10 mil there!
Biddles (on 28 January 2011)
No FF game would have sold aswell if it wasnt called Final Fantasy.
kiefer23 (on 24 January 2011)
worst legs in japan ever
Galvanizer (on 22 January 2011)
Totally agree with A203D. If it wasn't called FF13, it would not have sold as well and got as high scores. It would have sold like The Last Remnant if it wasn't called FF13.
A203D (on 21 January 2011)
Kinneas14, we dont know that. FF13 was basically a new IP with FF13 on the box, every other new IP from Sqaure this gen has been met with very poor critical and commercial reception. why would this new IP not be met with the same reception. if it didnt have FF on the box, i think it wouldve been worst, maybe even.... Infinite Undiscovery worst.
Kinneas14 (on 21 January 2011)
Not bad, but not good. If It wasn't called 'Final Fantasy' would have been one of the best game of this gen! :)
A203D (on 17 January 2011)
Aiddon. the only man who would've done anything about is Sakaguchi, but Wada is not a game designer, hes a business man. however Galvanizer has given me some faith that its possible Matsuno could write the script, but Hiroyuki is a very capable director, he directed FF9, FF12, and co-directed FF6. (oh and he created Triple Triad). so i have faith even if Matsuno is not there, the Tactics team and Ito can do an excellent job.
VXIII (on 17 January 2011)
@Yamaneko22. Nomura was the character designer in this game nothing more , you must be talking about Motomu Toriyama ... the game director & scenario writer.
Aiddon (on 16 January 2011)
@A203D That's the only way I can see Matsuno's boys coming back, but Square would never allow that. The FF series is now the poster boy of executive meddling and the execs are too scared gutless of losing money to try anything radical with it. Ironic considering VII was a BIG shakeup for its time.
Yamaneko22 (on 16 January 2011)
Nomura should be kept as far as possible from FF series. We don't want more games like this one.
Galvanizer (on 15 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot. But that's the thing, the plot never put ME to sleep and I found the villains and NPCs better than every other FF in the series. I agree tht the main party were poor but they purposely chose not to focus on them. How is that then a downfall of the game? Yes, there are now two KH teams. One is based in Osaka and the other is based in Tokyo making Versus XIII. But you have to take note of te fact that Nomura has said the reason KH3 is not yet being made is because the "main" KH team is busy with Versus. He also said that after Versus he wants to focus 100% on Kingdom Hearts. There's no way that Nomura's team will make FF15. His team will move on to KH3 and KH4 after that and the Osaka team will keep making handheld KH games.
Rob-Ot (on 15 January 2011)
There are 2 K H teams present now, Nomura can work on both FF15 and KH3 at the same time
Rob-Ot (on 15 January 2011)
@Galvanizer... your wrong he never said that. He did that to focus on what was selling better now, less story focussed games. Xenoblade is nothing like FF12 because from what I hear the plot doesn't put you to sleep and the characters aren't awful, just because its semi open world means its like FF12? Get your definitions checked. FF12 team doesn't deserve to do FF15, only Nomura's team does or if Matsuno comes back. Xenogears shits all over any other RPG, your just bitter because the complexity of the plot was too much for you to handle, deal with it.
reviniente (on 15 January 2011)
Vagrant Story is my favorite. The elegant RPG.
Galvanizer (on 14 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot. If the Director of Xenogears says it's no longer the type of RPG that he wants to make then it's a shit game. He instead followed the style created by FF12 when he made Xenoblade for Wii. And Nomura's team doing FF15? What the fuck are you talking about? Nomura has said numerous times that his team will focus 100% on the Kingdom Hearts series when Versus XIII comes out. The only teams that will make FF15 are the FF13 team or the FF12 team. Seeing as the FF13 team is making FF13-2, the FF12 team is the one making FF15. Shut the fuck up and deal with it.
Rob-Ot (on 14 January 2011)
I agree Aiddon Matsuno won't do that again, the water ha spilt over the head of the bucket. Nomura's team will do FF15
Rob-Ot (on 14 January 2011)
@Galvanizer... Xenogears is the best game of all time. Maybe the story was too hard for you to understand, probably the reason since you like poor games like FF12.
A203D (on 13 January 2011)
Tbh guys, after some of the developer interviews with some of the FF12 staff, i think they would definitly do another FF, on the condition of no interference. and i think a lot of them will want to because the series may now be in their hands since FF13 was appaling.
Aiddon (on 13 January 2011)
no, I doubt he'll EVER touch FF again after XII's cluster**** development and I doubt any of the team will want to as well. Too much stress and too much meddling which are NOT WORTH IT.
Galvanizer (on 13 January 2011)
@Aiddon. Matsuno can still work on a main series FF but he'll just be freelance and work on the story only. He will not ever direct a FF game again as he no longer works for Sqex. I think should the FF12 team make FF15 then he will write the story for it.
BroFe (on 13 January 2011)
great sales for the worst FF ever and one of the most disappointing RPGs I've ever played. The only interesting thing about this crap is the masked lesbian relationship between Fang and Vanille.
Aiddon (on 12 January 2011)
why exactly they decided to keep the series on life support with this after the abysmal 12 I will NEVER understand. Too bad Matsuno will never touch the series again.
Galvanizer (on 12 January 2011)
Proof that the Director of Xenoblade no longer like putting all the effort in story and character development and instead wants to focus on the world and gameplay: http://www.1up.com/news/xenoblade So you hate FF12 but the guy who fucking made Xenogears is following the style it introduced. Man, just GTFO of here!
Galvanizer (on 12 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot. I'm OK with you not liking FF12 but saying it's bad games is what pisses me off about you. And Xenogears? That was a fucking interactive movie and the Director of that even admitted it and said he not ever going to make a game like that again. He made Xenoblade on Wii to play like FF12 so the Director of Xenogears hates the approach of Xenogears (your fave game) and following the style introduced by FF12. If that doesn't show you have bad taste as a gamer then I don't know what will.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
And no I am not going to watch FF12 cut scenes on youtube, the game is 4 years old, my mind is made up on it, I gave it another chance 1 year ago but it was just as bad as I remembered it.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
@The Xbox Man... FF12 was too mature for us fans to handle? Don't make me laugh. Good writing, no melodrama and sullen faces of characters doesn't suddenly make a game get the maturity of some oscar movie. Xenogears is more mature than FF12, I could understand it fine when I played it when I was 12 years old. And FF13's linearity would still be criticized 5 years ago. But I agree, as we get older we do tend to get less attached to characters and less amazed by fanatastical stories. Like I said FF7, FF6 and FF9 managed to appeal to everyone (maybe even FF8). So why can't they do that again? Why can't they make a Final Fantasy that will appeal to everyone. What happens if many younger fans of FF13 get alienated by FF15 if its too "mature" for them to handle like you said about FF12. No if the series needs to grow it needs to go back and see what made FF6-9 appeal to everyone and do that again.
The Xbox Man (on 12 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot... your missing the point. I didn't say the characters are good, I said they are weak but the plot is excellent and the villains are great. Like galvanizer said the game wanted to focus on world development not character development. I advise you to watch the cut scenes from FF12 on youtube and pay attention to the dialogues to see how interesting it is. The parallels in many events in FF12 with the real world is good and the game explores some concepts that no FF game has, you weren't paying attention while playing FF12 because like you said the game bored you. So now go to youtube and watch cut scenes of the game from the beginning, see it as a movie. I am sure you will understand and like the story more.
The Xbox Man (on 12 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot... they are not abandoning old fans. FF12 was aimed at the older audience. The problem FF12 and FF13 wnet through is one appealed to a older audience and many FF fans weren't old enough to appreciate it while FF13 appealed to a much younger audience (Its not sold well just on hype, many younger people like the game and are reccomending it to friends) and by then most FF fans had gotten much older can't appreciate the many strengths FF13 has. FF7-10 came at a right time and appealed to FF fans while they were at that certain age, then the progression stopped with FF12 which was too mature for many FF fans to handle. If FF13 had instead been FF12 and released 5 years ago it would have a much better reception among fans, and if FF12 was released this year instead of FF13 it would also have a better reception among fans. I think FF15 will appeal to older fans again, this time I think FF fans are old enough to appreciate it.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
@The xbox Man... you have a valid point on characters. Its a fact that as we get older we get less fascinated by narratives such as FF13 and get much less attached to characters. My younger brother loved FF13 unlike me, he felt a connection to its characters and even liked the story so do most of his friends. But the problem is why is FF not aimed at me anymore? Why is it being aimed at 10-15 year olds? Are they going to be loyal to the series? Why are they abandoning fans like me in favour of younger people? Why can they make a game like FF7 or FF9 that appeals to all ages not just teenagers. That is the issue here.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
@The Xbox Man... your justification for why FF12's story is meant to be this "great" thing I don't "get" is weak. You keep saying its mature and the dialogue leads to different meanings, but so what? That still doesn't make a good story. Play Xenogears if you want a game witha good story. It has chemistry between characters, interesting concepts explored, depth in the narrative and great pacing that flows. FF12 did not flow, it was 5 hours treks through dungeons then a 1 minute cut scene that half develops characters. FF12 had too less cut scenes, FF13 had too many.
The Xbox Man (on 12 January 2011)
FF12 did have a mature storyline, the writing led to different meanings behind each dialogue. Yes the combat system and character development are the weakest in the series in FF12 but the story is not a weak point, you just didn't get the story if you think its bad.
The Xbox Man (on 12 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot... You were probably 10 years old when you played FF7, of course you wouldn't realize it had teen melodrama at that age. FF13's and FF10's and FF8's teen melodrama is no less than FF7's... it just seems more melodramatic to you now because of Voice Acting and because you are older. Its harder for you to get attached to gaming characters and be amazed by fanatastical stories as you get older. FF13 is aimed at the 10-15 teen crowd, its not aimed at you. My daughter was so attached to the characters that she cried when Vanille/Fang died at the end. We are all older now, we can't get attached to the characters in the same way we may have when we were younger.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
@The Xbox Man... A mature story doesn't a good story make. FF7 didn't have teen melodrama so much, its FF8 and FF10 that had it and then FF13. FF7 was more mature because Sakaguchi was still mostly involved.
The Xbox Man (on 12 January 2011)
This was a great game (the battle system is among the best in the genre) and so was FF12 (its mature storyline was refreshing after teen melodrama in FF7,8,10), Shut your whining Robot and Galvanizer. This game should get to 5 Million soon, well deserved.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
The Toriyama team must make more fabula nova crystallis games. FFXV should go to Nomura.
Rob-Ot (on 12 January 2011)
@Galvanizer... a mature and realistic story does not a good story make or an entertaining story. FFIX has one of the least mature stories in the series but it is miles ahead of FF12 because it was interesting and the cast had chemistry with one another. I prefer an interactive CGI movie with entertaining characters and a battle system that doesn't bore me to death to a bland game with a cast that has no chemistry with one another, half cooked villains and a boring story (again mature and realistic doesn't make for a interesting story). Thankfully FFXIII outsold FF12 by a lot and has a higher user rating here so most people agree. The Ivalice team should be banned from making any future Final Fantasy after the disaster that was the shitty FF12.
Galvanizer (on 11 January 2011)
This was a shit game. It was an interactive CGI movie.
Galvanizer (on 11 January 2011)
I hope that FFXV is et in Ivalice and made by the FFXII team. The Kitase team should just stick with the Fabula Nova Crystallis for the rest of this gen.
A203D (on 09 January 2011)
I agree with that last point Galvanizer, the story was very good for the 2nd half of the game. the only thing i felt was that the characters wernt connected enough to the central story. and i think that the final villan couldve been better. i think the espers would've played a bigger part as well, as their rebellion against the gods is very important to the story, but never completely fleshed out. Hirkuchan, no one at SE is talking about Matsuno's departure, i'm not saying i know what happened, but i think from what we know its obvious that he walked away in what were 'undesirable' circumstances, which led to a less than stellar product. which is a first for Matsuno's team.
Galvanizer (on 09 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot As I said, you just didn't "get" FF12. The game was not supposed to be focused on the party members and story. It was more focused on the world setting and the villains. FF12 has some of the best villains and NPCs in the series as they have depth. The villains have logical reasoning for their actions. The party were mostly bland but that's because the development team wanted to put more fous on the story of the people you were not playing as rather than the ones you were. And what the fuck are you saying that FF12 had a bad story? It has one of the most mature, realistic and eloquent stories of any JRPG ever made. GTFO with that BS statement.
Rob-Ot (on 09 January 2011)
@A203D.... I agree one good thing about FF12 was them getting rid of theteen melodrama that plagues FF8, 10 and 13. However thats no excuse for making almost all the cast boring. Uncharted has no melodrama yet all the characters are fun and interesting.
Rob-Ot (on 09 January 2011)
@Galvanizer... Why would I turn off gambits when they are an integral part of the set up. And I actually did once or twice, but guess what the personality devoid characters and awful story put me to sleep then. FF12 isn't great, its awful even after I tried it by "turning off gambits" as it has very little other redeeming features, were it not for FF14 it would be my worst Final Fantasy.
Galvanizer (on 08 January 2011)
@Rob-Ot If FF12 put you to sleep then you should have setup the gameplay to make you press more buttons. As I said before, put everyone off Gambits or just put your party leader off Gambits and play it like FF13 which you managed to finish. If you were so retarded that you played the game in a way to make you have to not pay much attention and thus fall asleep then that's your fault and not the games. FF12 is great, you just didn't "get" it.
haxxiy (on 07 January 2011)
I wonder if it'll reach 5m.
hikaruchan (on 07 January 2011)
@A203D Matsuno san was not forced out he go sick that is the truth believe it or not. and this not not the most appropriate place to be discussing this.
A203D (on 07 January 2011)
But the problem is Vaan was not meant to be in it. FF12 had great elements, but Ito (the director who took over) cities problems with the FF Tactics team and the PLayonline team which led to a worst story. theres no doubt had Matsuno continued until the end, it wouldve been phenominal like Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story or FF Tactics. but it is rumoured he was forced out because he tried to depart FF12 from the melodrama of FF10, 10-2, and now FF13. imo the game is only peices of what it shouldve been, and we'll never know what Matsuno had in store for us. because the developers made the game a different way.
Rob-Ot (on 06 January 2011)
Your making a fool out of yourself Galvanizer, saying peopels tastes in games is bad based on preference of 1 game and so on. You have come across as very ignorant, no point in talking with you. My poiny will remain, FF12 put me to sleep out of boredom, FF13 kept me playing to the end, so no there is no way that my experience with FF12 was better than FF13 as I could actually finish one of them.
Galvanizer (on 03 January 2011)
@A203D But FF12 wasn't even broken, though. Just because there are long hours of gameplay between cut-scenes does not mean the game is broken. FF12 just put gameplay importance above story and too many FF fans were not used to that setup in a FF. I think the game is fine the way it is. Vaan is not even meant to be the leader of the group and key aspect of the story, he's only the players avatar and point of view. Vaan is a lot like how Link was in the story of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Midna was the leader and had the story revolve around her but Link was the players avatar and point of view.
A203D (on 02 January 2011)
Galvanizer, i agree with what you've said. FF12 was a serious, mature, realistic game in comparasion to FF13. but Rob-Ot does have some good points. i felt FF12 was a broken game, and was treated very badly in comparasion to FF13. had Matsuno completed FF12, with Basch as the main character theres no doubt it wouldve been phenominal!
Gearbox (on 01 January 2011)
yea emeaa seems kinda odd...
whatz3rname (on 31 December 2010)
It's christmas and it only sold 682 copies in EMEA? Yeah, right...
Ali-Kharazi (on 31 December 2010)
@the people belowVVVV :FF13 and FF12 were both good.
Biddles (on 30 December 2010)
Just be quiet Galvanizer youre making a fool of yourself.
Galvanizer (on 30 December 2010)
@Rob-Ot You have bad taste in games if you found this better than FF12. The plot was in FF12 was focused on the world and the nemeies rather than the party and it was well done. None of the characters were 1 dimensional in FF12 while all the party members in FF13 are straight out of an anime. FF12 also has the best battle system in the series. GTFO if you couldn't use to your liking. Turn Gambits off for the party leader next time and leave your party members on Gambits. That way it will play more like the shit fest of FF13 that you liked more. Seriously, how anyone can say FF13 is better than FF12 in gameplay and story is beyond retarded.
haxxiy (on 27 December 2010)
Final Fantasy needs to reboot. Western developers, less angsty teens and more wowza scenery.
pslee (on 27 December 2010)
this game was pretty good. not as good as FF7 or FF10 but still i enjoyed the quality of the game. no complaints
Rob-Ot (on 27 December 2010)
@Galvanizer....... FF12 was the most boring game I've ever played. The plot, 1 dimensional characters, music, battle system, everything put me to sleep. Who cares about exploration when the battle system is snooze worthy, characters are boring and the music is a cure for insomnia. FF12 was terrible, this game is much better.
Ideas (on 25 December 2010)
i liked FF12.the only week point was its story wasn't that interesting.overall for me the best one was FFX while FF12 and FF13 are a tie for me.FF12 had a weak story line while FF13 is way too easy for hardcore jrpg's player.
Galvanizer (on 24 December 2010)
FF12 was way better than this. If you think FF12 is worse than this pile of shit then you have bad taste in games. FF12 felt like a video game with a huge world to explore. FF13 felt like a fucking interactive movie with a shit story, retarded characters and linear areas a woman could get raped in.
Rob-Ot (on 24 December 2010)
Its far from the best one but also far from the worst one (FF12, FF2)
Ideas (on 24 December 2010)
Final Fantasy XIII is showing great legs even though it isn't my best one but still it was good!!!
Rob-Ot (on 24 December 2010)
@Italo44...... it can hit 5 million with a re-release
Rob-Ot (on 24 December 2010)
Surprised it won RPG of the year users choice on PS3
ryo59plus (on 24 December 2010)
very great full game !! the best
yahoocom1984 (on 24 December 2010)
Shit game.
Galvanizer (on 22 December 2010)
Shit game.
Boutros (on 22 December 2010)
My GOTY!
Rob-Ot (on 22 December 2010)
Uncharted 2 will even outsell MGS4, not just this. Surprising. I am even more surprised FF13 outsold FF12 within a year though, it was much better but I didn't expect it to this quickly. FF13 isn't as good as FF4-9 though.
Biddles (on 21 December 2010)
Uncharted 2 was heavily bundled.
Gearbox (on 17 December 2010)
im surprised that uncharted 2 is going to outsell this.. would have never guessed it
NSS7 (on 15 December 2010)
First PS3 game that sold at least 1 milllion in every region
italo244 (on 13 December 2010)
Can hit 5mil on PS3 alone if bundled with price cut PS3.
Ideas (on 03 December 2010)
at least the combined sales makes it pass 6m mark which i think is great achievement!!!
whatz3rname (on 02 December 2010)
Looks like this will hardly get any boost at all. That saddens me...
Wei_to_Dawn (on 04 November 2010)
okami
postofficebuddy (on 24 October 2010)
Assuming this gets an international rerelease on PS3 and goes greatest hits in the west this should be able to outsell FF12 on PS3 alone.
drakesfortune (on 21 October 2010)
Oh how I missed being able to comment on games and see them through the sales section. So many unanswered questions. VG Chartz felt dead to me when they did that.
darthdevidem01 (on 21 October 2010)
@boutros......yeah tehehe.....it would be cooler if we didn't have to click on "wall" everytime though!!
Carl2291 (on 20 October 2010)
ZOMG!
Boutros (on 20 October 2010)
AMAZING!!!!!!!! WE CAN SPAM AGAIN DARTH!!
darthdevidem01 (on 20 October 2010)
OMG game wall back!
darthdevidem01 (on 31 May 2010)
lol sshhhh it needs to be a secret for a bit longer..
Boutros (on 31 May 2010)
See you on the other side darth.
darthdevidem01 (on 31 May 2010)
This is the last time I'll be posting on FFXIII's wall here :-(

{and guys no I'm not leaving, you'll find out why I've said this in a few hours (y) )
Marco (on 29 May 2010)
the ps3-game rules! and has better graphic. i will buy it :)
darthdevidem01 (on 27 May 2010)
This version of sunleth waterscape (in the new FFXIII Soundtrack Plus) rules

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASkDGcOBYBU&feature=related
PS3FTWLUF (on 27 May 2010)
oh and btw i don't Think Vgchartz count The middle east and the rest of the world... Squeenix Statment is about 200k in those regions that's a bonus :) so 5.55m to date on both consoles COOL! it almost gonna beat FFXII
AkibaFan (on 27 May 2010)
it relesed in China today, will ther be sales rise?
NSS7 (on 27 May 2010)
First and the only HD game that sold million all region. Well there is only one HD game that sold million in Japan. Next one could be FF Versus XIII, GT5 (low chance), DQXI, KH3 or next RE (RE5 sold 700k)
axumblade (on 27 May 2010)
4 million?! That was fast....And now it's hit 1 million in all 3 regions. Awesome. :D
FantasySky (on 26 May 2010)
down quite abit in japan. shame
Munkeh111 (on 26 May 2010)
@ theo, if they are churning them out by conveyor belt, they better get a new one, 3 years between releases is more than plenty (even more of a wait outside of Europe)

And 5.3m is probably enough on both consoles, but it could make 6.5-7m eventually
VXIII (on 26 May 2010)
http://www.ff-xiii.net/index.php?page=article&article=FFXIII-Topped-55-Million-Units-Last-Year--544
VXIII (on 26 May 2010)
It was likely to happen as SE said they sold ( shipped ) 1.85 in japan
Iveyboi (on 26 May 2010)
Down-justed in japan whoaa
Meowster (on 26 May 2010)
It sold more than IX and X-2.. one more week and it will out-sell XII. Then it will go up against VIII.. which I don't think it'll be close to reaching; lifetime sales will bring it to about 6mil or 7mil, if sales keep going the way they are. (combining both 360 and ps3)
Theo (on 25 May 2010)
How profitable was it? Did it sell as well as they had hoped? And does that mean we're gonna see more uninspired FF titles churned out on a conveyor belt?
Meowster (on 25 May 2010)
I guess the massive advertising in Europe was well worth it.. it is amazing how much it is pulling in.

The eventual re-releases in Japan (not including International stuff, if made) should boost sales a bit.
AkibaFan (on 25 May 2010)
@ideas

SE shipmnt revealed jpn was overtracked & europe ws undertracked, so eu isnt overtrcked atm
Ideas (on 25 May 2010)
i just hope others isn't also being over tracked!!!JP sales are a big let down!
AkibaFan (on 25 May 2010)
wow at this rate europe cud beat jpn in sales fr the first time evr, wow. ff has lost big ground in jpn.

overall adjustd down by only 50K so no biggie, bt it dus make japan numbers luk evn worse thn be4
zgamer5 (on 25 May 2010)
look at the japan numbers, guess the franchise will never hit 2 million their anmore.
AkibaFan (on 24 May 2010)
shud get to 5 million
A203D (on 23 May 2010)
@pslee. yeah fair enough i suppose there are dedicated forums to this sort of thing. i didnt expect anyone to care.
pslee (on 23 May 2010)
A203D, do you work for SE? you cant survey 4 million people here buddy.
Sensei (on 22 May 2010)
I got myself a PS3 because of this game and I really like it - no regrets.
darthdevidem01 (on 21 May 2010)
@yum123

Yeah the chinese launch, dunno if it'll sell much in China though, who knows how strong their market is there.
yum123 (on 21 May 2010)
this should get a boost either this weel or next cause its coming out in asia sometime around now i think
Munkeh111 (on 21 May 2010)
Going very well, and will get to 5m at the least
The Xbox Man (on 21 May 2010)
@Akibafan

Stop being ludicrous, the game isn't a flop on either platform. Has it lost money? No, so it can't be called a flop. End of.
A203D (on 21 May 2010)
@akibafan & Fab_GS.
its sold better on the Xbox in the EU than Mass Effect 2, that came out 2 months eairler and that recieved much better press.

its about to pass ME 1 in EU. but i think it has been a flop in JP, its the lowest selling FF since 6 i believe.

the NA sales and EU sales will for the first time in the series history surpass JP individually. EU might even surpass US.
Fab_GS (on 21 May 2010)
@AkibaFan
Learn what "flop" means before using it. ;-)
AkibaFan (on 21 May 2010)
@the xbox man

the game is flop on xbox, it hs nt done well on it, plz stop spreding hate on ps3 versins wall.
AkibaFan (on 21 May 2010)
@A203D

I dnt knw why on net lots ov ppl r acting like the game has horrible word of mouth because in my college, social places I go to th game has a very good word of mouth especially amng new ppl who came to th series because of it.

tht has helped sales, marketing did bt I dnt knw why all adverts luked like they wer targetting girls, nt males which is FF demographc
A203D (on 21 May 2010)
Well i heard M$ paid for Sqaures marketing... that probabily helped just a bit...lol.

i was actully at the UK launch of FF13 with Kitase and Kamiyoko. and the amount of fans there was abosolutly staggering. so because of advertising, word of mouth, it seems to have become more mainstream.
VivaLaWiida (on 21 May 2010)
Europe doesn't love JRPGS, do they? :P
VivaLaWiida (on 21 May 2010)
Europe doesn't love JRPGS, do they? :P
A203D (on 21 May 2010)
@squallstrife & routsunmanman
i think the combined PS360 sales are higher in US than EU. but i think EU sales could end up being the stronger than the US. its not far from 2mil in EU combined PS360.

then again it looks like the popularity of JRPGS are declining the US with the success of Mass Effect and Oblivion. so it could be the first time EU tops US.

its good because it means that Square will take a bigger interest in the EU market. less than 1 million to go in EU before it tops FF7 EU sales, hopefully those legs hold.
Squall Strife (on 20 May 2010)
@routsounmanman:

There are more PS3-Systems in Europe than in NA and the 360-Version sold better in NA, so it could be possible that this figures are correct.
routsounmanman (on 20 May 2010)
I think Other could be a little overtracked. Either that, or Americas are undertracked.

Surely FF is more popular in America than Europe?
darthdevidem01 (on 20 May 2010)
@The Xbox Man

That makes no sense, lets talk pure sales not "omg ff13 went multplatz!!!111"

Pure sales show us that FF13 has sold 4 times as much on PS3 THAN on Xbox 360 -- Win Number 1

Pure sales show us FF13 is the 5th Best Selling Game on PS3, not even in the top 50 on xbox....win 2

Pure sales show us the Xbox 360 had the top selling JRPG before FF13 released (Lost Oddessy) so your point on that didn't make sense.

The sales are more impressive on PS3.
Wagram (on 20 May 2010)
It has outsold Call of Duty: World at War!

WOOT go FF!
TBL (on 20 May 2010)
@XboxMan

FFXIII has indeed done well on the 360 but claiming the sales are more impressing then the PS3 considering the history of JRPG's on the console is nonsense, there are 9 million more 360's then PS3's in America. you do the math and tell me if those sales are impressing.

You could have just said the game sold incredibly well on the 360 considering it's a JRPG and leave it at that.
The Xbox Man (on 19 May 2010)
@Christian

You haven't played it like you have said on the forums, so I don't see why you should go on hate rampage's against it.

@darthdevidem01

FF13 is the top selling JRPG on xbox 360, last generation no-one could have imagined a Final Fantasy would be topping a million on a xbox platform, that alone makes it far more impressive. The game was expected to do well on PS3, not on xbox.
Christian973 (on 19 May 2010)
@Xbox man

It's not that i been hating on the game since it was announced all over the forums, i'm just bitter at the fact this is not the FF that i love and relate too.

Everything is soooo different in this game.

I actually congratulated FF13 on the success because even though FF lately has been irking me, the series still has a place in my heart.
Gilgamesh (on 19 May 2010)
Wow huge legs in Others!

America can keep there shooters :P

They don't know real games :)
darthdevidem01 (on 19 May 2010)
@The xbox man

How the hell are sales more impressive on xbox 360? Its not even in the top 50 xbox games sold, its the 5th best ps3 game sold on the other hand.

Again you ruin an excellent post with 1 comment like that which makes your post less credible.
The Xbox Man (on 19 May 2010)
@Christian973

You have done nothing but hate the game on the forums, despite not even playing it.

Its a supply & demand concept, bargain bins won't change the games total sales at all. If it wasn't lowered in price now it would have been 6 or 9 months in the future & it would have seen higher sales then.

Moral - The game was going to hit 4 Million PS3 regardless.

Xbox sales are far more impressive still.
Christian973 (on 19 May 2010)
I'm right here Darth hahaha

Well, at least the bargin bins did it justice.
sabestar (on 19 May 2010)
Wow, Others sales are amazing, holding up really well.
darthdevidem01 (on 19 May 2010)
Where's the guy that said it would have trouble reaching 4 Million? He said that 2 or 3 weeks ago on this wall.
Jin_Shihouin (on 19 May 2010)
Others challenging Japan.
RockSmith372 (on 19 May 2010)
5th Best Selling PS3 game! Congrats!
Frieza (on 19 May 2010)
Wow adjusted up over 200k
italo244 (on 19 May 2010)
4 Milions! nice boost on Others :D
FantasySky (on 19 May 2010)
@darthdevidem01 hell we do
darthdevidem01 (on 19 May 2010)
boo @ america. We Others people rule
Fab_GS (on 19 May 2010)
:-O @ others
darthdevidem01 (on 19 May 2010)
@Dark Odin

That will be very very hard if we don't see Japan re-releases.

I hope it can get to atleast over 4.5 Million this year

@FantasySky

Yeah it does beg the question, after so much negativity before launch & some negativity after it, the game is going on to sell extremely well & has shown legs for the past few weeks around 50K.

In europe its already outsold FF12 & 9....its a few weeks away from outselling FF8 in Europe, leaving FFX & FF7.
Wagram (on 19 May 2010)
It will get to 5M LTD on PS3 I think. JPN re-releases haven't rolled around yet and it hasn't hit Platinum or Greatest hits in the West either.
aragod (on 19 May 2010)
wow, insane numbers, guess FF series haven't lost all it's magic yet
FantasySky (on 19 May 2010)
WOW!!!!! the game managed to reach 4 million before 10th week. this confirmes it....THIS GAME IS TOTALY EPIC!!!!!
Dark Odin (on 18 May 2010)
5,5 by the end of the year!
naruball (on 18 May 2010)
6th best selling ps3 game to date!! that's impressive; and it's so close to the 5th one. do you guys think it might sell more than mgs4?
NSS7 (on 18 May 2010)
1 more week to outsell COD:World at War (4.01m) and become 5th best selling PS3 game. MGS4 is next target at 4.74m.
darthdevidem01 (on 18 May 2010)
{faints}
darthdevidem01 (on 18 May 2010)
adjusted UP in EU, DOWN in NA

Overall adjusted way up
Fab_GS (on 18 May 2010)
Adjusted UP!
AkibaFan (on 18 May 2010)
hs shipped 5.55 million nw
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 18 May 2010)
awesome game and great sales, but nowhere close to the hype...
darthdevidem01 (on 15 May 2010)
please stop name calling each other guys.
AkibaFan (on 15 May 2010)
dude stfu for nt recognizng an opinion
VivaLaWiida (on 15 May 2010)
This game didn't flop in any region so stfu now.
kowhoho (on 14 May 2010)
God damn it Akiba learn how to type!

On topic, this game was a lot better than I thought it was going to be after all the negative press.
Wagram (on 14 May 2010)
On a side note, this game has by FAR the best boss theme ever created. Just so damn EPICAL!
Wagram (on 14 May 2010)
Japan sales are fine. Look at the user base when it was released. Over 35% of JPN owners HAD this game.

...and yes I can read smart ass.
AkibaFan (on 14 May 2010)
@wagran

dude cn u read? I sed jpn sales are disappointing. Western sales are amazing, over my expctations. I nevr called worldwide sales disppointing, they r gud.

stp making it seem like i sed sumthing i ddnt.
Wagram (on 14 May 2010)
How is it disappointing? The game is like 20k off of 5M total sales, which it will hit next week by the way. It is also on track to outsell FF XII. I wouldn't consider that disappointing.
thelifatree (on 14 May 2010)
@akiba

yay! for akiba using dissapointing instead of flopped
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 13 May 2010)
Amazing legs.
AkibaFan (on 13 May 2010)
thts wht im telling evry1 NSS7, this FF is a MASSIVE success in west, bt in jpn its disappointing sales in comparson!

@godfwar_3ever

wth jpn re-releases it will clear 5 million. its 2 bad the xbox 360 sales are so slow
NSS7 (on 13 May 2010)
Why Japan sales had very bad legs ? . Way too bad. 1.8 million in first 3 weeks and 0.1 million the rest. Currently sold 1k a week. FF series always front loaded but not as bad as this one.
GodOfWar_3ever (on 13 May 2010)
OK legs... It'll clear 4.5 million easily.
AkibaFan (on 13 May 2010)
@darthdevdem01

dude I alredy sed sry for trolling the game in deceber, why u brining tht up again & again?

I luved the game eventually bt fine I will say sales in jpn are disappointng now not flop, happy?

vry gud holds in eu, i thought it wud be below 20K weeks ago.
darthdevidem01 (on 13 May 2010)
Amazing EU legs, its beating FF12's 9th week in EU with the PS3 version alone, add in the 360 version and its doubling FF12's same week of sales in Europe.

@akiba

You can call it disappointing sales then according to your expectations which I find HARd to believe were high since you spent most of december & january saying FF13 would suck.
AkibaFan (on 11 May 2010)
@all who sed it ddnt flop in jpn

My expctations wer different, for me it flopped in jpn.

@Ldn.se

I agree reward card r a vry gud thng, I hd two years of rewrds saved & when I asked them how much I had they said 80!
Ldn.se (on 10 May 2010)
@AkibaFan
I wasnt going to get this game now but it was so cheap. Couldnt resist. Good things come to those who wait. This Game reward card its a good thing. Ordered Lost planet 2 and Demons Souls and got 5 off.
darthdevidem01 (on 10 May 2010)
@akibafan

ROFLROFLROFL @ YOU

while its obviously much a bigger success in the west, it is under no definition a flop in Japan
AzureEternal (on 10 May 2010)
HAHA, a flop in japan? It has sold almost 2 million units there. You, sir, are a complete idiot.
FantasySky (on 10 May 2010)
@AkibaFan lol its hardly a big flop in japan shore it didnt match the past games there but it completly destroyed every other ps3 game in japan. i was just pointing out how after the first few weeks of sales in japan games drop like a rock. thats why they start of so fast
AkibaFan (on 09 May 2010)
@Ldn.se

its 18 only at game for this week as special offer so u wer lucky u got it now. my stupid friend gt it from gamestation.com for 37.99...shud i tell him it was cheaper by tht much at game? lol

i stopped my othr friend from getting it off play.co.uk wher its 40, I told him get it from GAME bt put the points u get from it on my card as i told him about the offer. So I got 30 pence too
Ldn.se (on 09 May 2010)
This game is only 18.00 in the UK now so I bought it.
AkibaFan (on 09 May 2010)
@fantasy sky

I knw, its a big flop in jpn. Its sold more in NA this week thn it has in japan since the beginning of th year
FantasySky (on 09 May 2010)
FINALY IT GOT TO 1.91 MILLION IN JAPAN :P it took it like a month lol
The Xbox Man (on 09 May 2010)
5 Million with this version & 2 million with xbox 360 is where it will probably end up in sales, 7 Million overall is a massive number.
Munkeh111 (on 08 May 2010)
Still selling nicely, should get to 5m in a long time
huaxiong90 (on 08 May 2010)
1 million in North America.
AkibaFan (on 07 May 2010)
na went up too!
Remnant (on 07 May 2010)
Hehe gonna have to check in-store because yeah online sells out asap lol.
Remnant (on 06 May 2010)
With K-mart having it for 30 dollar this entire week, I expect a huge leap for the next week update.
Wagram (on 06 May 2010)
FF XIII is well on its way to outselling XII. No one can call this a failure now! :D
MarshmallowMan (on 06 May 2010)
Many on this site were prematurely discounting this game's legs. So far, it seems to be doing well. Number 6 seller for the PS3 all time.
darthdevidem01 (on 06 May 2010)
Wow at sales, going up in NA & EU.
Wagram (on 06 May 2010)
O.o Went up in Americas as well!
nen-suer (on 06 May 2010)
Steady sales, should clear a million in others too
Fab_GS (on 06 May 2010)
1m in Americas!!!
outlawauron (on 05 May 2010)
Wow, Others sales went up. Very good.
AkibaFan (on 05 May 2010)
this will sell mor thn ff10/8 in west combined, well deserved
Fab_GS (on 05 May 2010)
The game is already the 5th best selling FF in others (PS3+360).
stiak (on 05 May 2010)
Got a price drop in others last week - 25 at some places.
Wagram (on 04 May 2010)
The legs may be forming! :D
Boutros (on 04 May 2010)
Nice this week is higher than last week in others.
Wagram (on 04 May 2010)
Can we stop destroying the wall of a good game please?
The Xbox Man (on 04 May 2010)
FF13 went up on the UK Chart again this week, despite several new releases

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110015

Its pretty clear the game is getting a positive word of mouth since after its release both versions were out of the top 40 for one week & then they came back in after that. 2 Months after a games launch if its sales continue to increase weekly, its word of mouth doing the trick.
Remnant (on 04 May 2010)
@Angel
Your opinion is acceptable, but most of your statement are wrong.

No innovation? Innovation means to change something somehow, which is risky. This game actually innovated a lot and is the reason some people have complains about it.

Path are linear up until Pulse, yes. Is it a bad thing? Depends on who playing, for me it was not. Why? because it allowed me to get attached to the characters and allowed the story to progress without feeling overwhelmed.

Scenery are not repetitive at all, not once. Music, ambiance, and location are all different each time. You sure you played FFXIII?

Don't like tutorials? Have option to skip. Music is great, but that's an opinion so no arguments there. I can name many times where I stopped playing just to listen to the music.

I hate when people say you just like it cause it has FF on title, that's retarded. Either you like a game or you don't. What the title does is give you preconceived expectation and to some people just disappointed. Want example? MW2 compare to COD4, Halo 3 compare to Halo 2, FFXIII compare to FFVII. Zelda Twilight Princess compare to Zelda Ocarina of Time. The list goes on.

Funny that you say you can beat the game just doing paradigm shift and pressing X because that's actually how you suppose to beat it. It takes strategy, and the difficulty is high for a JRPG. You have the option of removing Auto, and the option to set battle speed is its too hard/easy. And yes when you get the option to retry it does count as a GAME OVER. People who say this game easy just don't think having to retry as a failure. Would you really rather get a Game Over screen and have to load the game again?

You didn't complain about the story so I guess you enjoyed it, but that would be a opinion also, no complains there. It is the best RPG released this year so far. It received twenty-eight A reviews. So those thinking of buying it should not be hesitant. Is worth every cent.
AngelosL (on 04 May 2010)
You just like it cause the title says "Final Fantasy".... I'm a huge fan of the series since the SNES era, Ive finished all of them except the first three(still played them though),I'm even one of these open-minded guys who think that FFXII is different but great, and I still hate this game...no innovation,the path is more linear than that of an action game,the sceneries are repetitive,the music is so and so,the tutorial explanation is overlong, no towns,no freedom,and if you want you can finish the game by just doing paradigm shift and then press x all the time (x for ps3 ,I dont know which button you push on the xbox version :P),and that's TESTED guys.Oh and about it being the 6th best on the vote here...simple. It's new stuff.Do it again in a couple of years and you'll see where it will end up
AkibaFan (on 03 May 2010)
lol the xbox man pretty much pwnd the othr guy.

bt i still disagree with jpn, FF13 is a flop in jpn it jst didnt do as well as expctd, due to 2nd hand market i dnt think re-releses will do much.

But its alredy outsold ff9 in the west, thts impressive.
The Xbox Man (on 03 May 2010)
@AOK Games

I'll bite:

1. Read through the thread with the competition in, being the 6th/5th best FF was certainly seen as a good achievement. What does the years it spent in develpment have to do with this? Your using a slippery slope argument against akiba where you bring up an irrelevant point to make his statement look less important/credible.

2. Yes 12 people gave it review scores, yet they are very well written reviews. Bringing up metacritic is a valid point however the discussion is talking about user response. Gamefaqs is a joke in terms of user reviews, everyone knows this, most games are underrated on that site & the forum is a blood bath of hatred. I suggest looking at amazon reviews as you are required to purchase an item before reviewing there. And FF13 has very good user reviews on amazon.

3. Stop lying. Every review that gave the game over an 8.5 praised its story. I assume reviews over 8.5 are seen as "good" reviews in your mind.

4. Generally accepted as hated....says who? Fanboys on the net who after doing thorough research I have found out pretty much hate every new Final Fantasy release since I think 6 or 7.

5. Your gravely mistaken on its sales. Japan seems to be the otulier as pointed out further down this wall. Int he west FF13 has already outsold FF9 and will very soon outsell FF12. Its on track to be the best selling FF in the west behind FF7.

In Japan FFX sold 2.3 Million before getting 3 re-releases which pushed it to 3 Million by the end of the Generation. Don't be surprised to see FF13 at 2.5 Million in Japan after it gets its re-releases which again after doing research I have found out that they are very effective.

Your entire argument was full of loopholes, this was fun.
AOK Games (on 03 May 2010)
@AkibaFan

I don't know how saying 'it's the fifth or sixth best FF' is any way to praise it, seeing as how much time (about five years) went into making it.

Also, only twelve gave it a review score on VGChartz; if user reviews are any key, FF13 is sitting comfortably in the mid 80s on Metacritic and in the low 70s on GameFAQs.

I haven't played FFXIII yet, but frankly, I don't want to. Even those praising this game talk about how boring the story is and how ramrod straight linear the gameplay is. I hate to break it to you, but Final Fantasy XIII IS generally accepted as 'bad,' especially compared to other RPGs and Final Fantasies before it. Even the sales are showing that, with the combined efforts of the 360 version, FFXIII may only barely outsell any previous exclusive FF.
AkibaFan (on 03 May 2010)
where is it accepted to be mediocre to ff stndrds? vgchrtz voted ff13 the 6th best ff (out of 14) in the comptition i did. i did th same competition on ign and ff13 came 5th.

the user review average on this site is 9.4....tht is mediocre?

ppl like u spread this anti-hype. u say "its universally accepted as bad" when it isnt but tht line gets picked up by other haters & soon it gets spread.

when a game is mediocre compard to other in the franchise sales take deep dives (Tomb Raider Angel of Death, Crash Bandicoot after Naughty Dog).

but yes if it was exclusive online it wud hve lots of ppl defending it, in the real world its a different scenario.
Remnant (on 03 May 2010)
This game would of been more "accepted" if it was exclusive. Obviously sold more being multiplataform but I don't think the sale difference in a single console would of been much different. Would of had an alliance of SE fanatics and PS3 fanboys defending it. Now its universally accepted to be "mediocre" to FF standards cause no one side willing to stand up for it. Watch FF Vs. XIII if it don't go multi, which at this point I highly doubt it wont, unless Nomura fights for it HARD.
TheFlyingDutchman (on 03 May 2010)
@ makingmusic476: Still not counting Japan so the 360-version doesn't look that bad huh? 65k sounds much better for you then the actual 2.5 million. Whatever makes you sleep at night ...
italo244 (on 01 May 2010)
10~20k legs on Others? I hope yes.
The Xbox Man (on 01 May 2010)
My first Final Fantasy, amazing game. Its good its doing so well in sales.

@people below

FF13 is tied favorite game of the gen for me but I think Halo Reach might take the cake for me this year. lets see, either way this is a very underrated game (metacritic wise)
makingmusic476 (on 01 May 2010)
Legs are holding up better for this version than the 360 version. First week sales in the west had the ps3 version topping the 360 version 1.61:1. This past week sales were 1.87:1.

This FF is looking to be the best selling FF ever in Europe. I need to get around to finishing it one of these days.
darthdevidem01 (on 30 April 2010)
watched kill bill, uma thurman reminds me of lightning. Did S-E like watch Kill Bill & design lightning from her LOL
Solid_Snake4RD (on 30 April 2010)
GOTY,not by critics but one of mine this year
darthdevidem01 (on 30 April 2010)
GOTY 2010 for sure unless MGS5 comes out this year. GT5 has pretty much lost its chance to amaze me now.
Wagram (on 29 April 2010)
GoTY2010. Obviously it will not win many critic awards, but it won mine! :D
AkibaFan (on 29 April 2010)
This is not only GOTY 2010 its my Game of the generation so thts GOTG lol. But versus xiii cud be better.
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 28 April 2010)
i smell legs in Others for GOTY 2010
AkibaFan (on 28 April 2010)
It came 6th in the FF showdown

http://vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=108039&page=1#
VivaLaWiida (on 28 April 2010)
Really great game with an awesome story and amazing graphics. Just got the platinum trophy with a play time of 96 hours :D
AkibaFan (on 28 April 2010)
Best FF ever. why cudn't all of them be like this one.

@wagram
thts a gud sign. word of mouth at my school is very gud, except for one girl who hated it
Wagram (on 27 April 2010)
FF13 is up this week in Others. That is a good sign!
think-man (on 27 April 2010)
Worst final fantasy ever made. they can't seem to make them like they used to after 10.
Frieza (on 27 April 2010)
Thisll jump from 9th to 6th best selling PS3 game next week.
atma998 (on 25 April 2010)
@Tuanniez

No, FFXIV is already confirmed, plus there will also have FFXIII: Versus.
Tuanniez (on 25 April 2010)
This will be the only FF released on this gen's console i think, so it should have decent legs. 4 million easily, 5 mil maybe, 6 mil is a stretch though.
kowhoho (on 25 April 2010)
@ christian: Uuummm....no.....it isn't.
whatz3rname (on 24 April 2010)
@ Christian973

Having a hard time selling 360K more? Yeah right...
Christian973 (on 24 April 2010)
This game is going to have a hard time to reach 4 million.
darthdevidem01 (on 23 April 2010)
ok anything but water!

I still wonder where our FF13 main cast "showers & goes to the toilets", I mean there's no inns. On Pulse Lakes & Bushes FTW but what about in cocoon?
thelifatree (on 23 April 2010)
too bad you are in, some different planet like pluto, where the beer explodes when you drink it D:.
I'm off topic /dies
thelifatree (on 23 April 2010)
ooo tis party. Lets get festive tonight. oh yeah! :D
zgamer5 (on 21 April 2010)
se need to send another shipment.
Munkeh111 (on 21 April 2010)
Will it get to 5m? It won't be that long until 4, and with GH, Platinum and "the best" {JP cheap games} it will get to 5m eventually I rekon
jbrist (on 16 April 2010)
Looks like someone amputated its legs D: now it'll never walk again!
headshot91 (on 16 April 2010)
talk about a drop off
zgamer5 (on 15 April 2010)
sales could have been higher but their arent anymore ff's in stock.
vic_viper (on 14 April 2010)
FF13 sold for roughly $100 in Japan with the SE tax and all.
zgamer5 (on 14 April 2010)
i expected better legs
TBL (on 14 April 2010)
I predict 4 miilion within this year and 5 million LTD.
sabestar (on 13 April 2010)
It's funny how this game got so much bashing from the media ended up being loved by most fans. While FFXII was the exact opposite.
yum123 (on 13 April 2010)
this game is actually just soooo dam amazing just got platinum stoaked
xxrkoxx (on 13 April 2010)
if it was a ps3 exclusive and didnt get released at the same time as god of war it would have bigger sales.
darthdevidem01 (on 12 April 2010)
2nd best FF ever!
charbelmkarkour (on 12 April 2010)
Pure and total addiction. Excellent gameplay, great graphics, good story everything you ever wished to have in a Final Fantasy game...Can't wait for Versus XIII
PolleyInYourPocket (on 11 April 2010)
Got this game and im amazed n addicted to it! been playing for 4 days now n iv jus got to that boss Barthandelus....cant kill him for the life of me! LOVE this game tho! Love the combat system! and got my brother into it too! Deff 1 of the best games i have played in a long time! the story is confusing @ times and the main song irritates my ears n makes me want 2 throw something @ the TV LOL
radha (on 11 April 2010)
i just dsold this game, is the worse final fantasy
zjlbr2003 (on 11 April 2010)
hey guys,i'm a fan from china,did you guys know that its the first time ff would realease a chinese edition.there re thousands of ff fans in china,though they may have bought one(i got the american edition and i felt the voice actings are better),but i assume they would not be hesitate to pick another copy,so i guess sales ll have a boom in may in other
VXIII (on 10 April 2010)
That was the idea, to outsell VII

http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=5909

+ I believe XIII had the biggest budget ( HD graphics - porting costs )
SE made terrible mistakes this gen

great game though, one of the best
Fab_GS (on 10 April 2010)
@thelifatree
If you count all FFVII versions (PS+PC+PSN), it would probably be around 11m.
Squall Strife (on 10 April 2010)
LTS for FFXIII (360 and PS) will be around 5 up to 5.6 millions. So this is a great success and XII sold also 5.6 so there is no big drop. The sales of 7, 8 and 10 are out of mind and it is hard for an JRPG to sell so many copies.
thelifatree (on 10 April 2010)
ofcourse they wanted to sell 10 million. But no final fantasy, not even seven has sold ten million
I think they wanted 6+ million (inc x360) reported by like gamespot initially, then changed it to they thought 5+ like last december. which is less FF 7,8,10
VXIII (on 09 April 2010)
Didn't Square want this to sell 10M ?
Poor legs for a FF title
even worse than X-2 I presume
I'm not sure if this version will sell 5M copies unfortunately
+ 1.5M from the other version

does anybody still think that making this a multiplat game was a good idea ?
then how do you explain the "poor" legs ?

I'm not Xbox hater btw and no one can blame SE, the ps3 was such a week console in term of sales back then
thelifatree (on 09 April 2010)
@Ivader, New Super Mario Brothers Outsold
MW2, everyone can go all the way to #1. Fun Party
lvader (on 09 April 2010)
It got outsold by MW2 this week, LOL.
blueknight (on 09 April 2010)
just picked up star ocean last weekend and its a bad ass game, didn't plan on getting this but im picking up a copy today and can't wait to check it out
darthdevidem01 (on 08 April 2010)
wow nice hold, thank god it didn't see another 50% drop accross others/EU

@secverance

you FINALLY got it!

@killzoned


no problem.......
aragod (on 08 April 2010)
Monster sales, soon hitting 4 mil it seems.
superbaboonfacex (on 07 April 2010)
very underrated game. So glad i didn't lisnen to the haters and i decided to get it anyways. I feel stupid for thinking mass effect 2 would outsell this haha
Severance (on 06 April 2010)
Love it , just simply love it a lot, i can't believe people hate it.
Kilzoned82 (on 06 April 2010)
Thanks Darth for your advice.
I passed Barthandelus now. Hard battle. Onto Chapter 10. I am so looking forward to Gran Pulse and the farming of CP, Gil and those side missions.
Team selected for Barthandelus battle:
Lightning/Vanille/Sazh.

All out attack and only heal when you need to. Relentless Attack and Smart bomb. Combat Clinic to heal and use potions.

FFXIII is the best RPG I have played this generation. Move over Mass effect 2 and the rest you have been beaten by the king.

First FF game I have ever played but I may want to give FFVII a go some day before I get FF Versus XIII.

Joel12345 (on 05 April 2010)
I was looking at total and say the 2,000s and I was like poor legs and then I saw America and Others those should get this game to 4 mil at the least
darthdevidem01 (on 05 April 2010)
@killzoned

just keep on attacking him when he's charging destrudo....when you attack a lot he says "UGH" which halves that attacks power.
thelifatree (on 05 April 2010)
@kilzoned. I believe so you have all 6 members at that point? You can pick them all except lightning
at this point I believe. You have to go to menu>paradigms>battleteam I think.
Kilzoned82 (on 05 April 2010)
Stuck on chapter 9 boss. Can pick my own team. This boss is really bad ass.
thelifatree (on 04 April 2010)
@playmystation FFXIII is more modernized as
were the others when they were released, but
still is the same type of game as the previous
ones. And if the game you played was FFX, and
hated it then you likely won't like this one either. (unless you are exaggerating). This is the most similar one IMO. (Others have diferent opinions too)
PLayMySTatioN (on 04 April 2010)
Are these games any fun? i played a Final Fantasy demo on a old ps2 jampack demo thing and i hated it maybe its been a little more modernized?
zaMy (on 04 April 2010)
It has a shot at 5 million, but FFV13 and FF14 could harm sales
darthdevidem01 (on 04 April 2010)
@zgamer

I agree.....PS3 version STILL OUT OF STOCK

wtf are they doing

they need to ship more ASAP while the craze continues.
zgamer5 (on 04 April 2010)
The game would have sold more if SE had shipped more games.

They anounced that world wild they shipper 5 million PS3 and XBOX units, 2 million in japan the rest world wide. If they send in another shipment sales will rise for one or two weeks.

until now on both systems sales are almost at 4.5
scottsdone (on 04 April 2010)
Sold out everywhere I go. Thank god I went to a midnight release!
Wagram (on 04 April 2010)
Not like it even needs legs. The sales are crazy as is.
Marco (on 04 April 2010)
very good sales for ff13!
taq1109 (on 04 April 2010)
bad legs as usual... hope it wiill reach 5 million, at least
darthdevidem01 (on 03 April 2010)
With this week FFXIII Ps3 has outsold Elder Scrolls Iv Oblivion (xbox 360) and FFXIII (PS3) has become the highest selling RPG on a single platform this generation.

Ofcourse in a few months FFXIII PS3 + 360 will be the highest selling RPg of the gen on consoles.
TheFlyingDutchman (on 02 April 2010)
@ darthdevidem01; FFXIII on 360 in Japan would be an Epic Fail!
But since Sony got the exclusive rights for this game over there it won't happen.
vic_viper (on 02 April 2010)
@ thelifatree: That has to be the most batshit, ridiculous thing I've heard. FFXII is more like FFXI without the online mode, not kotor III. Regardless of which you think is better (I personaliy think kotor and bioware games in general are substandard and overrated) it's all subjective. Objectively, when it comes to sales FF crushes anything bioware has released, case in point with ME2 (360) and FF13 (PS3).
thelifatree (on 02 April 2010)
Well, I think used game sales. Will hurt it about the same as it normally does. A lot of people sell F FF it after they beat it once.
My main impression of this game is that it tries and does fix the problems final fantasy has had far too long. But it creates problems other Final Fantasy's Never Had. And I consider FFXII, Kotor III cause its basically kotor with chocobos only not as good
darthdevidem01 (on 02 April 2010)
Yeah the game is on track to outsell FF12 worldwide

I hope they do a xbox 360 release in Japan....(along with a PS3 re-release) it will bump up the game to 2.5 Million

FFx-2 was at 1.9 Million befoe it got its rerelease which took it to 2.5 Million.

Same with FFX..but FFX got to 2.5 Million before its re-release (which took it to 3 Million)
amubher (on 02 April 2010)
2nd week sales (ps3+xbox)
449 + 178 = 627
FFXII 2nd week = 656

3rd week
258 + 109 = 367
FFXII 3rd week = 360
------------------------------------

I don't think making this a multiplat was a good idea, it just comparted the sales between two consoles
sangbyung (on 02 April 2010)
i think used ff13 copies will hinder selling new copies. after beating the game, i dont think i will play ff13 anymore. it does not have replay value like uncharted 2. it lacks the vast world that previous FF had. you can only go to gran pulse and one other place after beating the boss.
sexc_abbas (on 01 April 2010)
this should be at 4 million by the end of March, so by the end of the year i see this game reaching around 5-5.5 million, so this might actually reach more than 7 million life time sales !!!!!!!!!!!!
Kilzoned82 (on 01 April 2010)
The FFXIII battle music it gets stuck in your head and plays over and over. Great music FTW.
At the end of Chapter 7 and the game keeps getting better and better. looking forward to Gran Pulse on Chapter 11 when the game opens up a lot. Will spend 20+ hours on Gran Pulse levelling up before I take on the rest of the game.
64 side missions and the treasure hunts will add some extra game play after the main story has been completed.

PS3 version should sell over 6 million sales due to long legs. 360 version should reach 2 million. All up 8 million sold for FFXIII on multi-platform is a very good sales result.
Bring on FF Versus XIII for 2011.
sabestar (on 31 March 2010)
Sales overall are still impressive even with the big drop.
Marco (on 31 March 2010)
very good. The Ps3-FF is very strong. And the game is awesome =)
zgamer5 (on 30 March 2010)
I expect sales to be close to 3.85 at the end of April they will possibly hit 4 million which is really good. Most ff games got 5 million on the PS2. 120 million units sold. The PS3 has 33 million units, 5 million will be very good for ff13, it will possibly get 6.5 lifetime.
Fab_GS (on 30 March 2010)
Big drop in others...
--OkeyDokey-- (on 30 March 2010)
This game's sales are like Joe from Family Guy. Huge at the top, but tiny little legs :3
darthdevidem01 (on 29 March 2010)
I totally agree bigjon, towns weren't needed in this game, our main characters can't spend time in towns cus no inkeeper would let them within 5 miles of the inn.

It would make no sense
bigjon (on 29 March 2010)
I beat the game, I am now playing the post game activities... I will try not to spoil anything but Snow has about 28,000 hp.... Ya, maybe my favorite FF ever.... It never feels slow, or tedius.

This game is proof that sometimes even when change is for the better people just don't want it. Example, towns- this game just does not need them, and it actually works better w/o them...

Ya I just pulled an all nighter on this baby getting the Marks and Ultimate weapons... will be tired at work...
divwilson50 (on 29 March 2010)
search for videos online, seems to be hittin alot of people. and bricking certain peoples consoles.
realill (on 29 March 2010)
I hope SE will learn the lesson and will treat PS3 better now.
darthdevidem01 (on 28 March 2010)
not me, but at the start of the game I got a minor framerate drop.
divwilson50 (on 28 March 2010)
anyone having any game crashing issues?
FantasySky (on 27 March 2010)
@Mato-LG games sales i japan are none for being just like an unsideown L. they star of absalutly insane then kind of go flat in numbers
darthdevidem01 (on 27 March 2010)
Yup 2nd best FF game ever!
pslee (on 27 March 2010)
just beat the game. fantastic game.
Fab_GS (on 27 March 2010)
@Mato-LG
It will be 1.91m in 4-5 weeks. :-P
Ravage27 (on 26 March 2010)
@axumblade you'll never know. I'm sure a substantial % of the 0.8million crowd would have bought the ps3 version if it was a exclusive so total sales wouldn't change much
iWarMachine (on 26 March 2010)
easily 4M
Mato-LG (on 26 March 2010)
I have a feeling this game is severely undertracked in Japan... It's been stuck at 1.9 for a long time...
huaxiong90 (on 26 March 2010)
Adjusted up again?
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 26 March 2010)
4m here we come
axumblade (on 26 March 2010)
Between this and the 360 version, this game has sold over 4 million copies. Not too bad. Maybe going multiplatform actually helped with sales of the games.
outlawauron (on 26 March 2010)
@ Okey

lol. Not even close.
IxisNaugus (on 25 March 2010)
Let's not be so quick to attack the legs. I think it's doing pretty well to be honest. Others numbers really surprised me actually. Let's just give it more time before making judgments.
Aion (on 25 March 2010)
Oh bad legs, hope they better.
--OkeyDokey-- (on 25 March 2010)
Most frontloaded game ever?
AngelosL (on 25 March 2010)
God of War didnt hurt it.Its just not a perfect game.Im not saying its not good,but I consider it to be the worst of the series (I've Finished all from IV to XII).It is repeatable and sometimes bores me. It is also too...empty.The world is just not convincing
golfgt170 (on 25 March 2010)
Already on the 10th spot of best selling games on ps3!
TBL (on 25 March 2010)
@haxxiy
You're probably right on that.
haxxiy (on 25 March 2010)
GoW probably hurt it. Already to be expected.
Showertea (on 25 March 2010)
Ouch. The legs on this thing are terrible. It probably won't get 200K 3rd week.
TheConduit (on 25 March 2010)
Definitely wont see as much of a drop off in sales for America and others as Japan
zgamer5 (on 25 March 2010)
wow bad drop in the US, i expect other to sell 250 k in week 2.
amubher (on 24 March 2010)
This version alone is selling better than FFXII in the west

I'm impressed ^_^
StreaK (on 24 March 2010)
@TBL yeah, they are!
@Mutiverse37 Oh come on, you gotta spit it out man! Haha. Anyway, yup - FFXIII is gonna sell pretty damn impressive numbers.

HUGE drop for FFXIII in week2 Americas...I just hope it keeps those small numbers consistently. I want to see FFXIII sell close to 3 mill in the Americas. Probably won't happen...
Carl2291 (on 24 March 2010)
3 Million seller! :-P
Frieza (on 24 March 2010)
This should be at 3 million, 1.9+0.58+0.51 plus rounding up equals 3 million.
darthdevidem01 (on 24 March 2010)
same for americas

its 584K but shows 0.55

BIAS! lol
Squall_Leonhart (on 24 March 2010)
I love how the first week sales for others were adjusted up to 511,000 yet the counter for the region still shows 0.48m lol
Devilater (on 24 March 2010)
Almost 3 mil on PS3!

I don't have much time to play the game though, too many games to play.
zgamer5 (on 23 March 2010)
great game currently at chapter 11. GOW3 is eating my FF13 time.
darthdevidem01 (on 23 March 2010)
Others numbers are TOO IMPRESSIVE

FF9's LIFETIME ales in others were 840K

This game will destroy that within weeks.
pslee (on 23 March 2010)
amazing game. i went back to gran pulse for farming. i am on my last chapter.
--OkeyDokey-- (on 22 March 2010)
Holy... 511k in Others O_o
Goodfella (on 22 March 2010)
Is it just me or is the PS3 version keep getting adjusted up?
scabob (on 22 March 2010)
Yeah others should be at 0.51 but its at 0.48 itll be updated later.

So 2.96 million worldwide
Dark Odin (on 22 March 2010)
chapter 9... it keeps getting better
PS3FTWLUF (on 22 March 2010)
By the way SquareEnix just stated that FFXIII sold 1million in North america in it first 5 days combined X360 and ps3... it's a bit undertracked but Gr8 JOB! :D:D
Ghazi4 (on 22 March 2010)
it says others 511k but up 0.48
Wagram (on 22 March 2010)
Is it just me, or did it get adjusted up again?
TBL (on 22 March 2010)
@Streak
It's not that the Japanese don't like American made games, Just look at alot of Japanese sales charts to notice they're more in to handheld gaming.
bigjon (on 21 March 2010)
The game is very good.
Mutiverse37 (on 21 March 2010)
You're right Streak they are great sales :) I had the pleasure of talking to a Japanese gamer at an arcade I used to work at. He was "in the know" if you know what I mean. He told me some things about the way the gamers do things over there as a movement with their gaming dollars that really made me mad. I won't tell you what they are, but it made me re-think things. Okay, I'll shut up now. XIII does look like it will sell excellent though. I bet SE is popping the corks right now huh haha
StreaK (on 21 March 2010)
@Mutiverse37
Actually, you know, I used to feel the same way wondering why our games don't sell in Japan but now, well...it's not ALL bad. You know, the uncharted's actually each sold over 120, 000 copies. Crash Bandicoot franchise on PS1 altogether sold like 2 million copies. GTAIV sold like 500, 000 copies. Let's face it, these are awesome sales!
Mr Puggsly (on 21 March 2010)
It'll definitely sell 5 million. Possibly 6 million.

And with the combined consoles sales. It might even catch up to FFX.
TBL (on 21 March 2010)
I belive this game will reach 5 million copies.
TheConduit (on 21 March 2010)
Probable wont see nearly as much of a drop off as in Japan for week two.
Naum (on 21 March 2010)
The only CGI that impressed me was the one on the highway with all the Eidolons.
Mutiverse37 (on 21 March 2010)
@ku
Thanks for the help in making my point. If you truly want to support the games you like, but them no matter what console they are on. Support the developer; not the console maker.
jonnhytesta (on 20 March 2010)
@Naum short ending? im going to blame the 360 for that. they cant compress cgi. maybe next time SE should ad an extra disc for towns and a world map and a classic LONG ff ending. i know something "crazy" lest hope that FFversus stays exclusive im tired of this.
Naum (on 20 March 2010)
Just beat the game...the ending was way to short. It's a decent FF game still far behind FF4-F10 in terms of quality(for me) but still ahead of FF12. Don't think I'll ever replay this game again, the story didn't do it for me.
invetedlotus123 (on 20 March 2010)
Mutiverse37. Why? This kind of thinking can only lead for you don't experiencing great games, and this is true for both western and japanese players.
-ku- (on 20 March 2010)
No valve is insult to valve and douchebag and fat lards for that matter.

And you named like only one ps3 also title why would Japan be more inclined to buy on 360?
Mutiverse37 (on 20 March 2010)
@Johnnytesta So I guess it is a coincidence that Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Halo 1, 2, and 3, and ODST, Halo Wars, all Grand Theft Auto titles, Sonic the Dark Brotherhood (DS), Fable 1, and 2, Fallout 3, etc, I could go on forever, but all mentioned games are Western developed and sold incredible in America and Europe, but in, you guessed it, Japan........yeah go look for yourself. I have talked to Japanese gamers and they totally admit that it is like a mass movement over there to 'not' buy our games. Only a fool would say all those games are bad and so they didn't sell well in Japan. I don't care at all. Video games 'and' role playing were invented in the West and we've had them ever since. That is true history that even Hironobu Sakaguchi would agree with. I just think it is sad that we give them our money and buy their games, but in return?......It is an insult to Biowaer, Valve, Bungie, etc I wish Dragon Quest IX after selling 4 million copies in Japan would only sell 10,000 here. Now that would be good karma.
taq1109 (on 20 March 2010)
man. plz look at MW n MW2 numbers in jpn. Actually its sold better than some popular J rpgs(EoE.SO..)..even in japan. Absolutely,western games were gettin popular than before.
Mutiverse37 (on 20 March 2010)
@Streak
It's not that they don't like the game. They just never gave it a chance because Japanese gamers refuse to buy games of Western development. It's like a national movement. We should do the same to them haha
haxxiy (on 20 March 2010)
I estimate this version alone should reach 5m by January 2011. It will pass FFXII.
StreaK (on 20 March 2010)
@kiefer23
Yeah, but what does that say about both games then? FF just so happens to appeal to both NA's and the Japanese and Europe actually. What can you do if the Japanese just don't like the game? It's there for the taking it's just that nobody in Japan cares for it. A true testament to FF's greatness.
StreaK (on 20 March 2010)
@TheConduit Closer to 3.6 million, actuall. 3.57 million to be exact!!! This is amazing!!! SE most likely made over $200 million opening week WW for this game. Must be the biggest FF opening of all time!! FF is far from dead, which is nice to see.
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 20 March 2010)
Adjusted up by 22k
FantasySky (on 20 March 2010)
@kiefer i think they where kinda kiding lol. halo 3 only sold as much as it did because microsoft spent $200million on advertising it. which is almost 4 times more than the game cost
kiefer23 (on 20 March 2010)
Great sales.
@ChrisIsNotSexy
Not exactly, Halo is on one platform and doesn't have Japan support :)
TheConduit (on 20 March 2010)
With Xbox360 numbers this has stands at 3.5 million

Not bad so far
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 20 March 2010)
God like
Over 3M week 1 numbers (PS3+360)
Halo numbers =D.
sexc_abbas (on 20 March 2010)
this game is easly going to reach 5 million on the ps3 alone!!!!!!, maybe a chance to reach 6 million
pslee (on 20 March 2010)
next week 3 million
divadi (on 20 March 2010)
Amazing!!
--OkeyDokey-- (on 20 March 2010)
Wow, that's quite an adjustment. Really great sales, then.
Gilgamesh (on 20 March 2010)
big adjustedment 1 million!!!
Snake612 (on 20 March 2010)
This just shows SE that they should have just kept the game a PS3 exclusive.
jonnhytesta (on 19 March 2010)
outsold mass effect 2 despite SE . horrible ad campaign
Polarimetric (on 19 March 2010)
Whoa, HUGE upward adjustment! Adjusted up by like 200,000 units?

Sales in America look a lot more attractive now.
huaxiong90 (on 19 March 2010)
Whoa, adjusted upwards.
Blood_Tears (on 19 March 2010)
Adjusted again nevermind haha
Blood_Tears (on 19 March 2010)
2nd Biggest PS3 Launch thus far just out pacing GTA IV for opening week.
sabby_e17 (on 19 March 2010)
Adjusted up?
darthdevidem01 (on 19 March 2010)
http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=104471&page=1#16

Biggest week 1 performance for a FF ever....claimed by S-E

1 million in 5 days in NA.
the_lonely_gamer_123 (on 19 March 2010)
@Rawnchie14- no chance at 10 million+ XD
pslee (on 19 March 2010)
can it make it to 5mil? i think it will have similar sales as MGS4.
Marco (on 19 March 2010)
Ps3 game is better. 1 Blu Ray and better graphic. :)
Wagram (on 18 March 2010)
The option settings are a bit weird. But it is possible to change that. I did it because it was annoying the hell out of me.
scottie (on 18 March 2010)
AARGH! Just ragequitted this game. As far as I can tell, there's no way to change the 'invert y axis' option. There are two options under y axis camera controls, and whichever I select, pressing down on the control stick makes the camera look up. If anyone actually knows how to change that setting, could you PM me please
--OkeyDokey-- (on 18 March 2010)
@ Mr. Puggsly

Why not exclude Japan? It's done selling there. Where it ends up depends on the US and Others now. That's where the Uncharted comparison comes in.
Mr Puggsly (on 17 March 2010)
@ toastboy44562
He's actually excluding Japan. Why he's doing this, I don't know.
Rawnchie14 (on 17 March 2010)
America/Others will have semi decent legs. But you can forget about that 10mil+ that Square claimed they'd get.
snyperdud (on 17 March 2010)
Seems like a pretty cool game.

I'm only a few hours in but, my first impressions are positive.
iWarMachine (on 17 March 2010)
@toastboy...he's comparing the europe+america sales....
toastboy44562 (on 17 March 2010)
yea cause uncharted 2 sold 2.2 million first week
--OkeyDokey-- (on 17 March 2010)
First week is similar to Uncharted 2, a bit lower. It should sell at least 5 million lifetime assuming it reaches 2 million in Japan.
jonnhytesta (on 17 March 2010)
europe legs are the key. it needs to sell at least 2 million there
Khuutra (on 17 March 2010)
Let's see how this game holds up for the next few weeks....
scabob (on 17 March 2010)
Forgetting Japans sales, MGS4 on just PS3 sold more in week 1 than FF13 sold week 1 on PS3 and Xbox 360 with a vastly larger userbase.
Signalstar (on 17 March 2010)
2.2 million week 1= impressive
darthdevidem01 (on 17 March 2010)
@okedokey

well I wasn't
_____________

EXCELLENT SALES!
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 17 March 2010)
FIRST WEEK-1,914,160
WITHOUT Other's numbers!
--OkeyDokey-- (on 17 March 2010)
Um, because this is the PS3 page and we're talking about the PS3 version's sales.
darthdevidem01 (on 16 March 2010)
@okedokey

why are we just looking at FF13 PS3 sales?

there no point in doing that.....its a multiplat game so we combine PS360 sales & then compare its performance to previous FF titles.
Wagram (on 16 March 2010)
@ Okey Dokey.

XIII did 1.2M in America+Others FW.
Dark Odin (on 16 March 2010)
so 2.2 million first week worldwide!
--OkeyDokey-- (on 16 March 2010)
@ darth

FF12 did 1 million first week in America and Others. I don't think FF13 PS3 will quite match that.
Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 15 March 2010)
Amazing game, really. mainly thanks to Brigadier General Cid Raines. i expected a badass character like this to appear in Versus XIII, not XIII. his Seraphic form is amazing well designed, im going to go *** now. :-P
darthdevidem01 (on 15 March 2010)
@kasz

actually initial sales were greater than FF12 in the west
jester2358 (on 15 March 2010)
interesting, thanks for the info kasz.
Kasz216 (on 15 March 2010)
@Jester It's tracking behind 12 in terms of legs in Japan...and it's initial sales were lower in the US and Others according to Ioi. FF12 ended up at 5.67.

At the moment... it looks like no... though we'll want to see what the legs look like in US and Europe vs 12.
jester2358 (on 15 March 2010)
very interested to see what this will sell. day one sales confirm million seller in us and Europe but will it make 2 million in each?can this hit 6 million?
pslee (on 14 March 2010)
great game. i never played any game for 7 hrs straight.
indodude (on 14 March 2010)
Great movie!
Spoony (on 14 March 2010)
I love this Final Fantasy !
VivaLaWiida (on 14 March 2010)
Awesome Fantasy XIII!
Fab_GS (on 14 March 2010)
@mtlca66

The combat system picks up in Chapter 3. The story, however, picks up in Chapter 7.
pslee (on 13 March 2010)
70 hr movie?? that is 60 dollar well spent if you think about dollar to hr ratio buddy.
mtlca66 (on 13 March 2010)
when does this game get good? im 7 hrs in ch 4 or 5.
yum123 (on 13 March 2010)
certainly one of the best movies ive ever seen
rpg70 (on 13 March 2010)
never thought i would pay 59.99 to see a movie! Oh well, lesson learned, back to WKC
darthdevidem01 (on 13 March 2010)
lets be honest naum, you whined more about this game pre-launch than hope has ever whined in this game :-D

________

Its beaten FF4 now....is my 3rd best FF ever behind FF6 & FF10!
Rawnchie14 (on 13 March 2010)
First section of the game definitely is slow as hell...
Naum (on 13 March 2010)
This game is seriously living up to it's number.
geddesmond2 (on 13 March 2010)
Ah man how disapointed I was when I first started playing this game. I thought everything sucked but now 30 hours into the game and its finally getting good. Its just a dam shame you need to invest heavily in the game first before you start to enjoy it. FFV13 better improve on this. Plus the linearity of the game is bad. Its just straight paths and no exploring.
Fab_GS (on 13 March 2010)
Fantastic game so far. Chapter 7 is amazing!!!!!!
Riot Of The Blood (on 13 March 2010)
I might sell it and just pick up Star Ocean instead. This game is pissing me off to no end right now, plus there's like nothing to do in it. lol
NicholasCage (on 12 March 2010)
This game reminds me so much of FF10, which is my favorite FF :]
Naum (on 12 March 2010)
Am at 14 hours in... it's starting to get kinda boring.. forward forward forward, have no problem with linear games but this is starting to get really annoying even more so then listening to Hope whine all the time.
d21lewis (on 12 March 2010)
Just got it. I'm about to fire this puppy up!
d21lewis (on 12 March 2010)
Just got it. I'm about to fire this puppy up!
routsounmanman (on 12 March 2010)
* Crying *
BW_JP (on 12 March 2010)
pleasently surprised at how enjoyable it is. I don't even think of the shocking linearity.
PS3beats360 (on 12 March 2010)
Should sell 5 million+ on the PS3 alone.
Big first week sales for PS3 will get this up to over 3 million sales and it will keep selling. Great game for the way. FFXIII PS3 version is the best.
pslee (on 11 March 2010)
finally got my copy for $55.
Polarimetric (on 11 March 2010)
The central point of the battle system has changed. Removing the ability to control the characters you choose to control directly and forcing you to control them indirectly has made this an extremely strategy-oriented game. I think it's fantastic.

Only FF I enjoyed more than this so far is IX. It's about on-par, in my opinion, with X, my second favorite. I haven't been this excited about a game for a very long time.
darthdevidem01 (on 11 March 2010)
AMAZING GAME

Better than ALL FF's except 6, 10, 4, 7

But it will surpass some of em before it ends! (not even half way through yet)
Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 11 March 2010)
So far i like it more then VI, IX, XI, and XII.

But VII, VIII and X are better. far, far better.
Squall_Leonhart (on 11 March 2010)
I hate this also, not being able to choose your character... and also in battle when the one you are forced to control dies then thats that... no chance to revive them by the other 2... great?!?
Naum (on 11 March 2010)
So far I hate Hope and love Vanille, I really don't like it that you can't choose wich character to control.
Riot Of The Blood (on 11 March 2010)
And lol at people who think rof is better than this.
Riot Of The Blood (on 11 March 2010)
Great game so far, I just wish I could control the character I want.
Gilgamesh (on 11 March 2010)
Finally got this, will play it in the morning!
Wagram (on 11 March 2010)
Awesome game. Better than 7, 9, 12. But worse than 8, 10.
LukeOerba (on 10 March 2010)
This game is SO good! One of the best games I have ever played!
StockoPS3 (on 10 March 2010)
wish they had a better VA for Vanille i hate her >:/ but great game and the voices are superb obvs except Vanille
CGI-Quality (on 10 March 2010)
Greatest RPG in a long time!
scottsdone (on 10 March 2010)
The game is amazing so far. Surprisingly Sazh is a really interesting character. Unfortunately Vanille is incredibly annoying.
awsmjayloser (on 10 March 2010)
Just because they didn't go to the midnight release doesn't mean a shit-ton of people didn't buy. I mean come on, some of us have school/work on Tuesday. Or some of us were doing an 10 page paper . . .
Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 09 March 2010)
lol i ended up buying it, im a dirty yet smexy hypocrite.
darthdevidem01 (on 09 March 2010)
AMAZING GAME!
rpg70 (on 09 March 2010)
10 people at the midnite launch last nite. 10!! after 1st week sales, I see this game crashing like obama's presidency
Carl2291 (on 09 March 2010)
2 Million seller as of this very moment i'm writing this post! :-P
divwilson50 (on 09 March 2010)
pretty awesome game similar to ffx , doesn't have a patch on ffx though.
Skeeuk (on 09 March 2010)
got mine 2day its great.

tried 360 version, it looks heavily compressed
StreaK (on 09 March 2010)
Really wondering how this will sell. I mean, this may be the first PS Final Fantasy that will NOT top 3 million in Japan. There's no way this will beat out FFVII, VIII or X. I have a hard time believing that. Those all 3 combined sold an average of 8.47 million copies. FFXIII will likely have a difficult time breaking the 5 million mark. I wish I was wrong, though.
SHMUPGurus (on 09 March 2010)
My god, f****** finally. That is all.
*goes back to playing the game of the generation*
Silentium (on 09 March 2010)
Got it for 50 today... It's great, the characters are quite cool so far, the story seems well too and it has modafukkin graphics :D
jneul (on 09 March 2010)
haha i got mine today, it's great, stuff the haters, i'm lovin it
Riachu (on 09 March 2010)
Just got it
Xen (on 09 March 2010)
Bought the European CE yesterday!
yum123 (on 09 March 2010)
this game is f#@$ing awesome
Neos (on 08 March 2010)
this game is better than sex, and no i don't have bad sex.
Kyuu (on 08 March 2010)
I was so hyped for it to come out but ... the reviews don't help me getting it ==; ... especially when I am losing my hobby as a gamer.
gustave154 (on 08 March 2010)
darth FInal Fantasy 13 is a sony exclusive in japan lolz
sjhillsa (on 08 March 2010)
Got it today, 8th of March
Iveyboi (on 07 March 2010)
Gahhhh only 2 days!
darthdevidem01 (on 07 March 2010)
Re-release & a 360 version could get this up to 2.5 Million in Japan munkeh
Munkeh111 (on 07 March 2010)
Can it get to 2m in Japan? I think it is going to need some re-release to sell some more, games just seem to have no legs in Japan on PS3

But anyway, it should have a big launch world wide, to become the 2nd largest 1st week on PS3
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 07 March 2010)
M-A-S-T-E-R-P-I-E-C-E
divwilson50 (on 07 March 2010)
amazing game, good gameplay.
TheFlyingDutchman (on 07 March 2010)
Best game so far on PS3.
+1 for Others
Cthulhu (on 06 March 2010)
Just got the game. Its beautifull
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 06 March 2010)
Gonna hit 3 Million when it releases
NicholasCage (on 04 March 2010)
Anyone think this will sell 7mil ltd?
darthdevidem01 (on 02 March 2010)
http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=102734&page=1&str=2105522999#

5/5 from PTOM!
wolfofthepack (on 02 March 2010)
@rpg70
check how rpgs sell in japan then watxh the user base then use your brains then rethink yuh statment!
pslee (on 01 March 2010)
first week sale will be epic. it will be about 2.7million.
yum123 (on 28 February 2010)
do the japan sales include imports cause that would probably push it to 2 mil in japan
yum123 (on 27 February 2010)
i cannot wait for this gonna be insane
MarshmallowMan (on 26 February 2010)
Getting antsy waiting for this one.
Wagram (on 25 February 2010)
Sure you didn't.
rpg70 (on 25 February 2010)
1.5 million to only 2 thousand?? LOL, i guess turning FFXIII into a linear side scroller wasnt such a good ideal. cancel pre order
Mad55 (on 25 February 2010)
i think the 360 version will hit like 1.5 million lifetime.
Wagram (on 25 February 2010)
FF13 will break 5M LTD on PS3 easily I think. An additional 1M should be found on the 360 or close to it.
iWarMachine (on 21 February 2010)
Final Fantasy Series never sold less than 5M on PS platforms, so LT it should do it.
Crystalchild (on 20 February 2010)
reaching 6m over lifetime PS360 combined will be no problem, but 6m at PS3 alone?.. i dunno. i think not, but compared to FPS, RPG is a niche Genre. lol.
iWarMachine (on 19 February 2010)
i hope they're aiming 6M just for the ps3 alone. because if they're not, then they've failed.
ljigga (on 19 February 2010)
is there going to be a NA collectors edition?
Wagram (on 16 February 2010)
I think SE said their goal was 6M WW.
burning_phoneix (on 16 February 2010)
Didn't SE want 3.5 million sales in Japan? (or was that Worldwide?)
Wagram (on 16 February 2010)
It will hit 2m LTD in JPN with a best version.
NSS7 (on 16 February 2010)
Best ver will move game to 2.0 -2.2 million. I This happen to Yakuza 3, Valkyria Chronicle, COD4 and MGS4. I dont see why FFXIII wont have same effect. It was bigger than all of them combined
hunter_alien (on 15 February 2010)
Wanna bet on that? You know that a pricecut can make miracles ;-)
urameshixr (on 15 February 2010)
poor sales... after the all hype and 4 years of mega production and marketing IMO!

this game not gonna hit the 2.0 m in japan never.
Riot Of The Blood (on 15 February 2010)
This is taking to long to come out.
Wagram (on 14 February 2010)
I think it can hit 2M LTD in Japan if they do a re-release as a best version or something. Which they will do.
morenoingrato (on 12 February 2010)
want (but never will have)
Cowboys4u86 (on 11 February 2010)
If this can get 2 million then it's a great success for Sony, considering the size of the install base... many people were doubting it would come even close to sales numbers of Previous console FF's. Glad to see it isn't really the case. Can't wait to get this game!
Flame (on 09 February 2010)
28 more days!! >
Dang (on 07 February 2010)
If you check most Japanese sales its like that it sells alot during the first week then just drops from there.
Wagram (on 01 February 2010)
You definitely should down-down-down-down. Looks to be one of the best games this generation!
down-down-down-down- (on 01 February 2010)
don't know about this game should i buy this if it's come out? i had ff 12 for ps2 it was nice but...
and the sales in japan the first week was ok but the sales are falling down every week deeper and probably in the 10th week the sales are drop under 1000.
ShadowSoldier (on 01 February 2010)
This game will hit 2M before March 9 2010
darthdevidem01 (on 31 January 2010)
VGChartz Official FFXIII Thread + League + VGCritic.

http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=99684&page=1#

Sign up for the league in the thread & see if you can be the #1 FFXIII player on VGChartz. Sign up to VGCritic in the thread & rate each chapter of the game!

EPIC Days Await Us!
Fastsnake (on 31 January 2010)
Yes it'll hit 2 millions, but in a rather long time... And that's a real disappointment for a Final Fantasy game. Let's see the sales of the game in US and Europe (I don't know why, but I feel like this game gonna sell a lot more in Europe).
Aprisaiden (on 31 January 2010)
It'll hit 2 million. It will take while but it'll break 2 million in japan by 2011...
SOLDIER_Cloud (on 30 January 2010)
Cant wait!
TT Makaveli (on 29 January 2010)
if Square and Sony want this to go 2 mill in Japan they got to release a new PS3 Slim Bundle with a new color or something like that!
scabab (on 29 January 2010)
Its not hitting 2 million.
scabab (on 29 January 2010)
Its not hitting 2 million.
italo244 (on 29 January 2010)
Week 10: 1.89
dart1250 (on 26 January 2010)
9 March I can't wait (^O^)
darthdevidem01 (on 26 January 2010)
GO FINAL FANTASY!
Wagram (on 26 January 2010)
I am taking 2 days off from work to play. Told them on March 9th I will not be coming in if i'm scheduled.
reaver_x (on 26 January 2010)
i just skipped a few classes today for ME2. When this game releases, ill skip the whole damn day lol
Wagram (on 26 January 2010)
I am 99.99% sure this will be my game of the generation. I love Final Fantasy with a passion. Own every installment. Can't wait!
darthdevidem01 (on 26 January 2010)
WOW CRYSTALCHILD!

I am SKIPPING SCHOOL on the day!!
Crystalchild (on 25 January 2010)
caaant wait X_X.. CE ordered, talked to my boss already to have a free week when it comes out, and Chips, Coke and Headphones to not to hear anything outside .. all already here, now the only thing's missing is the game itself. q-q
Bullza (on 24 January 2010)
At 1.88 mil

2 million is a long long way away.
Kamal (on 24 January 2010)
Bet Darth equates 100 of these posts, anyway can't wait 45 days LEFT!!!!!!
iWarMachine (on 22 January 2010)
lol, i'm like darth right now...i can't stop singing that song...damn you FFXIII.

@solid
yeah, i'm curious too, because i think that the sales of FFXIII in 360 will determine if the series stays exclusive to ps3.
Solid-Stark (on 22 January 2010)
I'm curious to see how well it does on the xbox...
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 21 January 2010)
dude get a girlfriend lol
Jking
darthdevidem01 (on 20 January 2010)
MY HANDS, YOUR HANDS, MY HANDS, & they will not LET ME GOOOOO & they will not let me gooooooooooo!!
haxxiy (on 19 January 2010)
Alright, my last prediction.

2m Americas
2m Others
2m Japan

6m worldwide
taq1109 (on 19 January 2010)
when is DLC coming ? □eni!
Fab_GS (on 18 January 2010)
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK gave it 9/10
Fab_GS (on 17 January 2010)
@PlaystaionGamer
Here's how much FFX - FFXII did in Americas and EU/Others.
FFX = Americas (2.74m) - Others (2.19m)
FFX-2 = Americas (1.82m) -Others (0.98m)
FFXII = Americas (1.87m) - Others (1.40m)
PlaystaionGamer (on 17 January 2010)
wow nice sales, how well does it sell in the West? usually more the Japan or alot less?
rigonasa (on 16 January 2010)
good sales
Fab_GS (on 15 January 2010)
IGN preview
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1061287p1.html
Wandamaximoff (on 15 January 2010)
massive dip now though.....
Jin_Shihouin (on 14 January 2010)
Will sell 6m on ps3 alone.

(^_^)v
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 14 January 2010)
amazing
Xen (on 14 January 2010)
MOAR
NeoMatrix (on 14 January 2010)
150k to go.
It will take some time, but certainly FFXIII will reach 2 mln. this year in Japan.
2 mln., this is HUGE!
RafaelOrix (on 14 January 2010)
Nice week! FFXIII is selling well in Japan.
darthdevidem01 (on 14 January 2010)
ANOTHER great week, excellent!
nen-suer (on 14 January 2010)
Another good week :)
Polarimetric (on 13 January 2010)
This game is solid proof that graphics have become clearer and much prettier than reality.
Fab_GS (on 13 January 2010)
You can listen to the game soundtrack (gamerip) here:-
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=01A1160B5FD18143
Kinneas14 (on 13 January 2010)
I hope in a good story, because for me a good FF must have a story with unforgettable characters. The battle system could be horrible but if there's a good narration i could pretend nothing.
Edderz (on 13 January 2010)
@tingyu or it could be that there was 3 miilion more PS2 than PS3.
Spoony (on 13 January 2010)
I will preorder it ! Cannot wait ^^
Awesome
tingyu (on 13 January 2010)
Square has lost 1 million from FFX (3million jpn) to FFXIII (2 million jpn), maybe they just over saturated the market with FF Crystal Chronicles, VS XIII, Dissidia, bra bra bra. Maybe its time they let FF name to have a rest and develop alternate franchise so XV will be a fresh experience.
postofficebuddy (on 12 January 2010)
This is probably already over 2 million with Asian sales.
Squall_Leonhart (on 12 January 2010)
I really can't wait for this game to come out in March!
haxxiy (on 12 January 2010)
I predict around 2m in the West for the PS3 version.
Kenoid (on 12 January 2010)
Amazing to think that people hate this franchise, it is one of the most established franchise that I have ever played.
nathlio (on 12 January 2010)
Looks like it will pass 2 million, but will be a few months before it does.
Fab_GS (on 11 January 2010)
RPGFan review
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Final_Fantasy_XIII/index.html
darthdevidem01 (on 10 January 2010)
l'cie ni natta nara, watashiwa nitaikuninatta, cocoon iteke, monmonte!
Solid_Snake4RD (on 10 January 2010)
2m guaranteed
darthdevidem01 (on 09 January 2010)
FANTASTIC SALES, as Fab_GS said best 3rd week since FF9!

yes holidays helped but its undeniable the game is being loved!
NeoMatrix (on 09 January 2010)
First shipment sold in 3 weeks, very good!
How many people predicted that?
How many haters thought it won`t break 2 mln.? But looks like, it will cross 2 mln. in next several months(10-12 weeks), maybe even faster.
Squall_Leonhart (on 09 January 2010)
2 million for this game in Japan alone is looking a certainty! Here's hoping that with the Others and American sales the game will reach over 5 million :-D
sabby_e17 (on 09 January 2010)
Amazing 3rd week.
the_lonely_gamer_123 (on 09 January 2010)
Can't wait until this game comes out. Famitsu gave it a near perfect score and this game looks amazing.
Fab_GS (on 09 January 2010)
Best FF 3rd week since IX.
Carl2291 (on 09 January 2010)
Great 3rd week for FF13!
nen-suer (on 07 January 2010)
MC says its closer to 120K, which will put sales at 1.82 million

hopefully we will have numbers by tomorrow
postofficebuddy (on 07 January 2010)
Demon's Souls got me thinking about this. Do we have Asian sales?
taq1109 (on 07 January 2010)
DLC!DLC!
NicholasCage (on 06 January 2010)
160k seems big... I'm just fine if it does at least 100k+
vv888 (on 06 January 2010)
Big drop means big start.
nen-suer (on 06 January 2010)
looks like it will do around 160K on its 3rd week

Its doing really well

2 million looks very possible :)
AngelosL (on 06 January 2010)
Im a bit worried ,cause everyone says that the game is linear and repetitive...I miss the old FFs and the free exploration of the world map.In my opinion IX was the last true FF and XII although somehow different was worth it.I dont want this series to turn into action games...Keep the spin offs that way!
Bagaren85 (on 06 January 2010)
big drop. Can do well.
Mutiverse37 (on 04 January 2010)
I have always liked the art direction in FF games. It is so 'not' your typical 'copy everyone else' Japanese animation like most games from that region. They have always kind of did things their own way. It looks like XIII is not going to disappoint. I'm not an anime hater don't get me wrong, but it is refreshing to see something original.
vv888 (on 04 January 2010)
Every game drops,it's normal.

1.7M is a fucking good start.
KeyStyle (on 04 January 2010)
125k. next week
RukiSama (on 04 January 2010)
i think it can sell more than FFXII in japan, and that would be nice
FootballFan (on 04 January 2010)
solid for a usual Japan drop for a FF game.
nen-suer (on 04 January 2010)
Looks like it will do around 120K on its 3rd week..nice legs

2 million aint that far away :)
NicholasCage (on 04 January 2010)
~1.82mil in 3 weeks nice.

Week 4 = 65kish?
italo244 (on 03 January 2010)
hold 100k week 3, can sold 100k week 4? I think will hit 2.1m in Japan and 5m + worldwide
Gilgamesh (on 03 January 2010)
Pretty average drop, would of been nicer to see it over 200K
nordlead (on 03 January 2010)
wow, talk about massive drop. I was figuring this would land in the 250k range, but then again, I should have known this would follow typical FF drops.
marcianito (on 03 January 2010)
very frontloaded
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 03 January 2010)
hope for 2 mil japan
Carl2291 (on 03 January 2010)
Normal drop for a FF game.

Will be interesting to see how it does in the coming weeks.
Arfen (on 03 January 2010)
so.. invocations are transformers, at the end of every combat your life is full again...

i don't like this way for a final fantasy
Gearbox (on 02 January 2010)
hum. if it does more then 200k this week. then im asuming it will fall almost like wkc did, so my estimate is
week 3 - 80k
week 4 -27k
week 5 - 15k
week 6 - 7k
week 7 - 5k
week 8 - 4k
week 9 - 3.5k
week 10 - 2.5k
nen-suer (on 02 January 2010)
1.7 million with this week numbers

Its predicted to do around 80K on its 3rd week

Hope it reaches 2 million
vv888 (on 02 January 2010)
@fwap
Do you mean FF13 360 version Japan sales will surpass 1.69M???

or WII version(if there will be one in the future)

---PS3's been rising steadily since its launch day.
FF13 Japan:1.69M
FF13 Global:????
MGS4 Japan:0.69M
MGS4 Global:4.40M
Uncharted FW:0.13M
Uncharted LW:2.86M
and you search it.
fwap (on 01 January 2010)
@x778

So low console sales and low FF sales. What's your point?

Sorry but you asked for it.
Gearbox (on 31 December 2009)
@Sanzee - yes
Polarimetric (on 30 December 2009)
@solidpumar
I guess so, but I also would have to figure that some people with a 360 were waiting to buy a PS3 (pre-announcement) when FFXIII came out. Given that most big titles are already on both platforms, this may have been their only reason to want a PS3. They're a minority, and it certainly wouldn't have had as much of an effect as it did in Japan, but I think it would have been measurable.

Although I might only think that because I personally waited on getting a PS3 until FFXIII was imminent.
Solid-Stark (on 30 December 2009)
I predict 1.9-2m by western release, 5-5.5m lifetime on ps3.
solidpumar (on 30 December 2009)
@Polarimetric
FF13 wouldn't be system seller in the west.
FF fans already bought the PS3 before was announced the 360 version.
In the western only hardcore gamers are FF fans, so they presumably already have 1 or more consoles. In the Japan many FF13 fans are casual, thus they wait the game the game to launch to buy.
Polarimetric (on 30 December 2009)
Wow, Square Enix really kicked Sony in the balls by releasing FFXIII on the 360 in the US, and I didn't really realize the magnitude until now.

XIII carried PS3 sales to new highs in Japan like everyone would expect it to... but XIII is not going to help the PS3 against the 360 at all when it's on the 360 too. Unless the PS3 version is in some way measurably better, of course.

That being said, I don't see the 360 and PS3 versions having that much of a difference in sales in the US. FF's true home is still the Playstation, and it's much more likely, I think, to connect with the smaller PS crowd than it is to connect with the larger 360 crowd. PS3's potential sales will be much lower but attach rate will probably be much higher.
Sanzee (on 29 December 2009)
So did it only release for the PS3 in Japan?
ps3_jrpg_gamer (on 29 December 2009)
this thing will climb to 4 millions on ps3
Lord_Yggdrassil (on 28 December 2009)
"Its a shame they messed up the battle system, otherwise I would have not canceled my pre-order, I don't mind Action RPG's just give us more choices and try not to limit us so much SE. (pre-defined one character control)"

When i read a comment like this i just want to go out and shoot a rabbit. Coming from someone who's played and nearly completed the import...i'm gonna tell you this. Play the game before judging the BS. Trust me on this...for this system you DO NOT want to control more than one character. And theres more implications than that anyway.

NicholasCage (on 28 December 2009)
About ~1.75mil total this week hopefully.
taq1109 (on 27 December 2009)
messed up?
difinitely best battle system imo

but i admit that storyline is bad
jneul (on 26 December 2009)
Its a shame they messed up the battle system, otherwise I would have not canceled my pre-order, I don't mind Action RPG's just give us more choices and try not to limit us so much SE. (pre-defined one character control)
MarshmallowMan (on 26 December 2009)
PS3 finally has its system seller in Japan (Uncharted 2, MTG4, and FIFA/PES were big sellers in the other regions). 2 thoughts:
1. It's about time.
2. It comes at a crucial time for PS3, as we are seeing the system turn the corner from trying to do too much (and thus not being very good at anything), to returning to its roots and really improving the quality of its gaming experience. Well done.
leo-j (on 24 December 2009)
I hope it can do 2M LTD in japan, but its unlikely
Rawnchie14 (on 24 December 2009)
Well guys, it is a lot more expensive that it's previous iterations, remember this.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 24 December 2009)
worst? this better not be as bad as 12 was.
Xen (on 24 December 2009)
Sweet Japanese launch!
PlaystaionGamer (on 24 December 2009)
WOW! think it will do around 3million First week World Wide on PS3..dunno what it will do on 360 though
ryo59plus (on 24 December 2009)
the very best if FF13 now and forever ! it's a started , beginig mission , formidable
Ziriuz (on 24 December 2009)
worst ff start since 15 years. GJ
Carl2291 (on 24 December 2009)
250-300k next week is my prediction. Amazing opening!
Severance (on 24 December 2009)
man im jealous of japanese people now.
NeoMatrix (on 24 December 2009)
More than 1 of 3 PS3 owners in Japan bought this game first week, in just 4 days. Amazing.
Fab_GS (on 24 December 2009)
Great sales!
GuyDuke (on 24 December 2009)
Always the same thing, guys. Huge beginning, enormous drop.
chickenLittle (on 24 December 2009)
300k - 350k is my prediction for next week.
Gilgamesh (on 24 December 2009)
Huge
Marco (on 24 December 2009)
oh my god, very good sales!!!!!!! awesome!
StreaK (on 24 December 2009)
To sell 1.5 million from just ONE Country is remarkable. FFXIII is rockin the boat!
drakesfortune (on 24 December 2009)
Wow, great sales.
Solid_Snake4RD (on 24 December 2009)
250K nxt week
eviltaker10 (on 24 December 2009)
Monster anybody?
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 24 December 2009)
Awesome,hope it gets 3 mil first week WW
hunter_alien (on 24 December 2009)
Great start IMO :-D Congrats FFXIII
Dark Odin (on 24 December 2009)
180-220k next week...
Gearbox (on 24 December 2009)
250k next week max
KeyStyle (on 24 December 2009)
250 - 300k next week...
Munkeh111 (on 24 December 2009)
Decent start... it will certainly have a huge drop off
taq1109 (on 24 December 2009)
ya. FF13 has alot of movies like MGS4,.... and too hard but its good
haxxiy (on 24 December 2009)
I heard this game is a bit, huh, MGS4-like if you get what I'm trying to say.
Still that's the only one that really cuts it. I'm glad that most rumors were a lie, included the ones spread out by that damn son of a bitch (I guess most people remind that cursed thread).
Marco (on 24 December 2009)
very good game!
krimoz911 (on 23 December 2009)
first week WW will be huge
--OkeyDokey-- (on 22 December 2009)
I'm getting weird feelings about this game. It's not doing it for me.
Gearbox (on 21 December 2009)
woooo. it will actually reach 2 million in japan. (quote me on it, but thats what i believe its life time sales will be)
XiaoMay (on 21 December 2009)
Playing it now. It deserves each of these sales
Munkeh111 (on 21 December 2009)
Great sales, but I am still annoyed by the European box art, there should only be a logo! That is how it has been for every PlayStation final fantasy
ChrisIsNotSexy (on 21 December 2009)
1.5 Mil week one,Japan Only
Heavenly_King (on 21 December 2009)
1.5M week one!! yeah!!!
X2franklop (on 20 December 2009)
Menos mal que solo quedan 3 meses para verlo por aqui!
taq1109 (on 20 December 2009)
this game is so beautiful n fuckin hard...
The_Killer (on 18 December 2009)
1 million without bundles day 1.
250k bundles which contained the game demand was high!
next 6 days of sales should equal about 200k.

1Million
250k
200k

That means i would say 1,450,000 week 1
Fab_GS (on 18 December 2009)
HA! Post #100 :-D
Fab_GS (on 18 December 2009)
1m+ (without the bundles) DAY ONE!!!!
popha1234 (on 15 December 2009)
tomorrow,featival
Xen (on 15 December 2009)
Ganbare, FF XIII!
MasterZack (on 14 December 2009)
So we will have this game in march??? This is stupid!! I want it now!
Yajimari21 (on 05 December 2009)
Yeah, he doesn't know what he's talking about. The last FF game to do that was 7. Not even X, released under circumstances similar to XIII (in terms of hardware base, etc.) managed to do much more than the usual 2:3 first week:LTD Final Fantasy ratio in Japan.
--OkeyDokey-- (on 19 November 2009)
@ ZorroX

An FF game almost doubling its first week in Japan? Are you out of your mind?
joey123 (on 18 November 2009)
i hope this game doesnt suck.

the battle system looks interesting but to be honest id rather have the series go back to their roots.

i think the series has strayed off too far and it may never go back to what it used to be...
ZorroX (on 17 November 2009)
1.56M FFXIII - first week.
586k FFXIII - second week.
2.834M FFXIII LTD sales in Japan.
outlawauron (on 13 November 2009)
All 27 of you are ridiculous!
ZorroX (on 30 October 2009)
2-3 mln. Japan
1.5-2 mln. NA
1.5-2 mln. EU
So minimal 5 mln. LTD on PS3 alone. The maximal is 7 mln. then.
TheConduit (on 20 September 2009)
Will be the first HD RPG to sell a million

Probable wont sell more than DQ9 in Japan considering that DQ9 outsold the PS3 in Japan
Unclean (on 16 August 2009)
If you want japanese voices in FF13 and FFv13, write an email to these guys and tell them:
support@square-enix-usa.com
spectre (on 21 July 2009)
No, you own the demo.
ShadowSoldier (on 16 July 2009)
I got ordered the Demo today so now I own the game Biatch
ajaghvajagh (on 10 July 2009)
still a year to go :(
Spedfrom (on 15 June 2009)
The wait is still long...
Carl2291 (on 10 June 2009)
Ahh, my baby :-)
GordonFreeman (on 25 May 2009)
wish it wasnt on 360 :(
hkKAZE (on 09 May 2009)
@ finalrpgfantasy
Having a demo of a game is very different to owning the real game anyway most of these people 'owned' this game before the demo was released.
finalrpgfantasy (on 02 May 2009)
maybe the people who claim to have this game they are referring to the demo.
jmcraddock (on 19 April 2009)
whats the difference between this game and final fantasy Versus XIII
jmcraddock (on 19 April 2009)
I hope this game gets bundled in Japan. that would kick-ass.
PullusPardus (on 17 April 2009)
i got this game, its awesome only think is that

SPOILERS!!11
Lightning is a dude and her real name is Frightening
/Spoilers
metalgearmatt (on 17 April 2009)
26 of us already own this? :O
Crystalchild (on 03 April 2009)
i want it !! but i hope it will be better than XII, which was not that good :S
Kyuu (on 10 March 2009)
@headhunterz67
Yep, but in the very end. Probably around December.
Alby_da_Wolf (on 06 March 2009)
I got the PC Linux 1125p version, PS3 version, with slightly lower res graphics , will be released later, it's fantastic, but eerily on the brink of Uncanny Valley (c)
headhunterz67 (on 02 March 2009)
Will it be released in Japan this year ?
Lastgengamer (on 25 February 2009)
I admit I don't own it yet. I will one day if it ever comes out lol
Khuutra (on 23 February 2009)
You 22 people don't own this yet. You 22 people are liars.
PullusPardus (on 02 February 2009)
This is THE ONE AND ONLY system (Ps3) seller in japan , but in the US i think Killzone (I THINK) is the system seller. and like some magazine said if killzone is not the system seller then Sony needs to pack their bags (Lol that will never happen)
Kyuu (on 31 January 2009)
@Cowboys4u86

Dude! you're really well informed with these stuff! but I still think 4 million plus PS3s possibly enough to make the game hits 1.5 million in its first week =)

I'll tell you how (and I'll make you believe XD) ... Final Fantasy X sold a whopping 2 million copies in its first week in Japan! it hit that number when the PS2 was in its 4.2 millions mark!!!
in Japan, almost every console owner is a Final Fantasy fan, that's how popular the franchise is out there!

But I gotta go with u about the lifetime sales! to think over it again, there's no way it'll hit 3 Million in 3-6 months or possibly even its lifetime!
to begin with, most Japanese gamers just can't miss buying a Final Fantasy (or any other highly anticipated title) in its first week! you always see a huge down in software sales between a week and another.

Anyway who cares for sales? just when would square bring the damn thing out? =(
Cowboys4u86 (on 29 January 2009)
@Kyuu

There is no way FFXIII is selling that much opening week in Japan... or even lifetime unless the PS3 gets a humongous jump in number of consoles sold in Japan.

There is like 2.8 million PS3's in Japanese homes right now You're basically banking on every single PS3 owner buying a copy of the game. At best the PS3 might have 3.5 million consoles in homes across Japan by the time the release date rolls around. I'm sure there will be an incredible hardware boost, but don't expect this to sell like previous FF's in Japan. PS3 doesn't have the numbers for that, this is why they are putting FFXIII as a multi-plat for the rest of the world, to counterbalance the loss in sales they will experience in Japan.

Now the PS3 is picking up steam in Japan this year, so maybe they might push 1.5-2 million consoles between now and December if Sony are lucky. But that would pretty much mean that this year has to be it's best year to date. I could see possibly 1 million lifetime in Japan if their sales stay as they are now (which is higher than they have been for a while).
Kyuu (on 24 January 2009)
FFXIII will come first to Japan exclusively for PS3, I predict it'll sell well over 1.5 million copies in its first week, and would manage to hit like between 2.5 - 3 million before its US launch. I think the Xbox 360 version will sell as much as 3 million copies globally compared to 6 millions for the PS3 version. either way the games gonna kick major ACEEE
KroNfs (on 07 January 2009)
The most anticipated RPG for this generation, I hope it is as good as final fantasy X or VII (the 2 best of the series)
TyePhoid_PAL (on 14 December 2008)
This will probably have me phoning in ill launch day just like MGS4 gave me flu too.
oliminator1994 (on 11 December 2008)
i already own this beast
SaviorX (on 29 November 2008)
@saxophonehero

I'm assuming these people are the ones that will buying it hours within it's release.
saxophonehero (on 25 November 2008)
how can 15 people own a game that won't come out until 2010
segajon (on 17 November 2008)
I hope that's the real box art, it looks nice.
SmokedHostage (on 13 November 2008)
5 million on PS3 (3 million in Japan)
2.5 million on 360 (1.5 million in America)
haxxiy (on 06 November 2008)
3 million PS3
2 million X360
Rei (on 28 July 2008)
I predict 9 millions in sales worldwide on both platforms.
ClaudeLv250 (on 28 July 2008)
"Skeeuk
10 million seller, and easily the most anticipated rpg this generation, and only on ps3"

I'm afraid I'm going to have to say no to that.

Also, maybe someoen should have held off on the screenshots so they all weren't from the same tailer...with 5 seconds of gameplay...
squall747 (on 18 July 2008)
@ Gearbox regardless of how much MS paid for this title. Doesn't change the fact this move will benefit both partys. Anyways I doubt Sony gets their good games for free......
CorruptMirage (on 17 July 2008)
Cant wait 4 this, gonna b awesome, but 31/12/09 is too much of a long wait
Gearbox (on 16 July 2008)
Also because of the buy off people will look into the game more because there are more users so teh game will do better on the ps3 then it would have without the 360!
Dark Odin (on 16 July 2008)
I hope at least 2 million for Japan. But I wouldnt be shocked if even so 360 version sells more.
headshot91 (on 08 July 2008)
People really are hyped up over this game...
Ive nrever played a ff but this could be my first!
Skeeuk (on 03 July 2008)
10 million seller, and easily the most anticipated rpg this generation, and only on ps3
squall747 (on 23 June 2008)
@ darthdevidem01
? Their probably would of never even been a Final Fantasy 7 if it wasn't for him. He laid down the roots for the franchise.
And I'm not exactly sure what you mean by away from the Final Fantasy setting....

Plus I did not exactly say HE alone made FF famous my exact words were

"Final Fantasy's reputation is what it is today thanks to talented developers ( LIKE ) Hironobu Sakaguchi. The father of Final Fantasy"
Galvanizer (on 09 June 2008)
--IMPORTANT NEWS--
This game will NOT come out in 2008. It will have a worldwide release in Early 2010. SQUARE ENIX have delayed it for 2 years for two primary reasons:

1) To continue developing the game and make it have over 100 hours playtime.
2) To release it at a time when more people around the world have a PS3.
Munkeh111 (on 01 June 2008)
I can't wait, especially with the FFX director at the helm, not that XII was bad its just X is now my favourite game ever (no other game has held all my attention for a day's gameplay and I am still addicted). I do hope they will show us something at E3
Squall_Leonhart (on 01 June 2008)
This game is my most anticipated one of the generation so far! I can't wait :D

09' can't come soon enough!!
darthdevidem01 (on 15 May 2008)
@squall747

"the roots that made the series famous"??

well the most famous one is FF7 and that was as far away from you so-called fantasy setting as you can go
MontanaHatchet (on 28 April 2008)
Well then, I have to commend you. You showed a much more mature response than you previous one, and the response I just gave.

Very good.
squall747 (on 28 April 2008)
Odd that you bring up Lost Odyssey when I never even mentioned it.
And Lost Odyssey is by no means a failure.

And of course Final Fantasy is more acclaimed and will sell more, how old is the series? How many FF have their been? How old is Lost Odyssey? How many Lost Odyssey's have their been?

Final Fantasy's reputation is what it is today thanks to talented developers like Hironobu Sakaguchi. The father of Final Fantasy.
MontanaHatchet (on 26 April 2008)
Although I deleted his comment, I'll forgive him.

He knows that this game will be far more critically acclaimed and sell far better than Sakaguchi's failed attempt at a game which he calls Lost Odyssey.

He's just jealous, the cute little thing.
Munkeh111 (on 24 April 2008)
This game will be brilliant, the only game that I am anticipating more is GTA IV (and that is over 1 year closer)
sc94597 (on 24 April 2008)
@ squall Is wise to insult a mod?
Squall_Leonhart (on 17 April 2008)
This game should be great :D
chinmoku (on 14 April 2008)
Let's hope that Final Fantasy goes back to its roots.
squall747 (on 12 April 2008)
Will be decent. But Final Fantasy moves farther and farther away from it's roots. The roots that made the series famous. Fact is the Final Fantasy series is in decline. And it's a damn shame.

But regardless it will sell well. The name just carries too much weight.
Dark Odin (on 05 April 2008)
Best game of this generation! (i really hope so)
chinmoku (on 30 March 2008)
Oh God, I am awaiting that game :)
Riot Of The Blood (on 28 March 2008)
I hope the game is good, but I think it will suck.
leo-j (on 21 March 2008)
Jessman is correct, I mean lost odyssey rapes this game in graphiXESASSDFA
MontanaHatchet (on 16 March 2008)
The first FF game since FF7 to convince stuck-up Americans to embrace superior Japanese games.

With sales of over 10 million, this game revolutionized the genre.
outlawauron (on 25 February 2008)
^ I agree. I just beat the first disc. I'm at about 150 hours, and only 30 have been cutscenes!
ArtofAngels (on 24 February 2008)
I voted it a 10/10 for this amazing game, my favourite so far, totally blew my expectations away, the battle system is brilliant, great twist in the story too, I'm still tryna tackle the last side quest boss, awesome game I've clocked 130 hours in it.
Jessman (on 02 February 2008)
I dont even think this is being released...
mateusprado (on 13 January 2008)
FFXII will be a real RPG in the next gen.

The new age of Final Fantasy will come

Im a brazilian fan
Lafiel (on 12 January 2008)
yea, several things to improve the voting feature:

- only members should be able to vote
- every vote should be unanonymous
- it should only be possible to vote games,when a text with at least 100 signs was written
- there should be an option to report votes ,that have texts like "!!!!!!!!!!!!..." and so on
- votes should be deactivated until the game releases
Squall_Leonhart (on 11 January 2008)
I think ioi should make it impossible to vote for games that have not been released yet... It just doesn't make sense!
Chadius (on 09 January 2008)
Games really shouldn't be able to be voted on until they're actually released.
DMeisterJ (on 06 January 2008)
Shame. This game may or may not suck, but whoever is going around giving PS3 games ones do suck.
beto89 (on 02 January 2008)
WTF how the Hell is there a Score if the game hasn't even come out jet...stupid fanboys...
ITBobby (on 30 December 2007)
If people can stop voting before playing, lol.
I dont have high hopes about XIII, but it can still be a good rpg.
highwaystar101 (on 30 December 2007)
if you are one of the 52 that has already voted... shame on you, you make baby jesus cry
Lost tears of Kain (on 29 December 2007)
pisses me off gave it a 10 cause it doesnt deserve such a low score

but heck with its low score its like in the top 5 ps3 games and its not even out......
playnext3 (on 25 December 2007)
Squall_Leonhart
+1 for you
Squall_Leonhart (on 15 December 2007)
It's really sad people voting low scores for games just because they are on a platform that they are not a fanboy of... Some people need to seriously grow up!
pearljammer (on 05 December 2007)
Huh? What's with the score? Shame indeed.

Gotta love the people on this site. I just noticed that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate (DS) is the second best rated Final Fantasy game on here despite only being release in Japan so far. Although I do realize that it hasn't accumulated many votes so far, but it is still ridiculous and embarrassing for these anonymous kids.
Louie (on 04 December 2007)
Just gave it a 10. I dont know if the game will deserve it but Im sure it doesnt deserve a 4...
NFGBlinkAC (on 02 December 2007)
Well, my vote helped boost it to a 5 >.>

P.S. This game looks orgasmic if the "gameplay" part of the trailer is true, which i'm 90% sure of.
konnichiwa (on 25 November 2007)
I hope ioi comes with a solution.
MontanaHatchet (on 24 November 2007)
Sadly, I can't.

And the thing that's even sadder is that the ratings probably came from some of our most trusted and respected members. WiiFit gets near a 9 rating and this gets slaughtered.
konnichiwa (on 24 November 2007)
Montana can't you see who voted for it?
konnichiwa (on 24 November 2007)
If this game was on the Wii it would probably have a score of 9.47/10
Aidman (on 24 November 2007)
" Shame on people who vote games that haven't even been released yet! "
yes what the hell is goin' on here !!! I can't vote I mean even it's done not like that 5.05 seriously are okay !!! this is FINAL FANTASY !!!! hey wake up !!!!
super_etecoon (on 23 November 2007)
Shame indeed...looks like if there were any ones that some people have put some high numbers in to balance it out. Games shouldn't be allowed to be rated until they are at least released.
Soriku (on 23 November 2007)
Here come the 1s!
leo-j (on 23 November 2007)
A 4/10..
gamingdevil (on 23 November 2007)
Shame on people who vote games that haven't even been released yet!
SHMUPGurus (on 23 November 2007)
I have high expectations for this one... Please Square"& ENIX," don't make me hate the genre more than I do now! *fingers crossed*
leo-j (on 23 November 2007)
WTF?
MontanaHatchet (on 23 November 2007)
5.50...

Hooray!
MontanaHatchet (on 23 November 2007)
I can see the 1s coming already...

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COKTOE (on 08 September 2017)
A fantastic entry in the series, with
it's main flaw being that it takes a
very long time for the combat to reveal
it's greatness. Makes FF VII look like
a pile of oily rags. Set that shit on
fire and give FF XIII a try. Before
long, you'll be glad Aeris is dead.
Dadrik (on 05 December 2016)
Combat was pretty aight, graphics were
great, musics were godlike, game was
pretty long, but the thing is that the
game takes pretty much 25 hours to
actually take off and feel like an
actual FF game. And it still has meh
characters and an average story.

The
game isn't THAT awful, but it's
certainly painful to play at times,
since we know it might end up be great,
but we have to stick through hours of
ultralinear gameplay before it finally
gets interesting.

FF X was very
linear too at the beginning, but it at
least made up for it with a great story
and a shorter "intro", imo.
VXIII (on 09 January 2016)
The 4th best selling in the franchise (
7.45M ) behind VII, X, and VIII .That is
without counting the PC version. :-)
fatslob-:O (on 31 July 2015)
Looking back I can say it was a great
game ... :)
ExplodingBlock (on 19 June 2015)
Walk in a straight line, fight easy
battle. Repeat
There you go, the entire
game in one sentence
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