Enterbrain: FFXIII-2 May Not Sell As Well As FFXIII
Final Fantasy XIII ended up moving over 6 million copies. So wouldn't one expect the sequel to sell even more?
It should also help that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be the first game in the franchise to launch simultaneously on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan. But Enterbrain president Koichi Hamamura doesn't expect the highly anticipated follow-up to sell more than a million units in Japan in its first year.
Even when only available on the PS3, FFXIII sold 1.5 million copies in its first week. But then again, maybe Hamamura is going by history: FFX-2 didn't quite reach the 2 million mark, after FFX broke that same plateau a couple years earlier. But again, we're looking at multiple platforms here...maybe Hamamura, like other analysts, just doesn't see the weak 360 presence in Japan as any sort of catalyst for higher sales. Or maybe he thinks some of that FFXIII backlash will have an impact on FFXIII-2. That seems logical.
Do you think the sequel will sell as well as the original worldwide?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2
10/22/2011 10:33:31 AM Ben Dutka