Final Fantasy XIII Demo Ignites PS3 Sales
Final Fantasy. Man, this franchise is so damn enormous, that even its demos manage to move dozens of thousands additional hardware units in a week. A demo! A few days ago, you may recall that we reported the PlayStation 3 sold about 16.5k systems in Japan for the week ending April 12th. That number was high enough to make the PS3 the best selling home console in Japan, beating out even the Nintendo Wii, which sold a paltry 13k systems.
Well, with the Blu-Ray release of Final Fantasy Advent Children, you may also recall that we reported 70,000, out of the 100,000 copies sold, were the ones bundled with the FFXIII demo. And how many of those 70k also bought a PS3 with their FFXIII demo? Close to 40,000! According to retail tracker Sinobi, they record sales of the PlayStation 3 for last week tallying to a total of 57k units! For a demo!
We're still curious to see Famitsu's and Media Create's retail results, as they cover a larger scope of Japan's retail world, which may possibly show us a number for PS3 sales that's higher than 57k. For that, we'll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon. Seriously...a demo! Imagine the colossal explosion when the actual game hits this December in Japan?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
4/22/2009 Arnold Katayev