Final Fantasy XIII: Fastest-Selling Title In Franchise History
We knew Final Fantasy XIII would be big - any game with "Final Fantasy" in the title is almost guaranteed to do well - but maybe we couldn't quite predict the results.
Then again, because FFXIII isn't restricted to the PlayStation platform this time around, it's probably not that big of a surprise. Square-Enix has announced that the recently released epic RPG has raked in more sales in its first week of availability than any other entry in the series. In that one week after launching in North America, the game managed to sell over one million copies; this number is hot on the heels of the worldwide sell-in shipment announcement of five million copies. This means FF has sold around 96 million copies over the span of its long career in the industry, and that's pretty darn impressive. We provided you with two reviews for the game and although neither finished with a 9+ score, we still certainly recommend the game for purchase. However, as we've already established, long-time fans might be somewhat disappointed with the very new feel and structure, despite the inherent fun factor. And we certainly admit that it is fun. As of now, millions all around the world are likely enjoying the game, so that's hardly something to sneeze at.
Now we're hearing rumors about a Final Fantasy XIII-2, which wouldn't be entirely unprecedented. Remember FFX-2? With FFXIII being so popular, perhaps a sequel is a given...
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
3/19/2010 8:52:42 PM John Shepard