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Square-Enix: Why Did You Buy The PS3 (Or 360) Version Of FFXIII?

As the March NPD results told us, the PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIII easily outsold the Xbox 360 version and while most of the fans can probably tell you why, Square-Enix still wants the answer.

If you visit the publisher's Members website, you will see they're conducting a customer survey. If you're a member, feel free to sign in and answer the questions but if you'd rather not go to all that trouble, here are two questions that may interest you:

Why did you select the PS3 version?

  • Prefer PS3's graphics appearance
  • Controller preference
  • PlayStation Trophies
  • PS3 is my console of choice
  • PS3 version had only one disc
  • Other

Why did you select the Xbox 360 version?

  • Prefer Xbox 360's graphics appearance
  • Controller preference
  • Achievements
  • Xbox 360 is my console of choice
  • Enjoy Xbox’s community when playing games like this
  • Other

Well, it appears Square-Enix needs your help. Maybe they were expecting the 360 version to sell better in the US. It's unlikely they're regretting their decision - a half-million copies is nothing to sneeze at - but at the same time, they probably want a better, more accurate look at the Final Fantasy fans. Assuming most people here bought the PS3 version, why did you choose that version? I mean, besides the painfully obvious reasons of which most are well aware.

4/16/2010 8:58:56 PM John Shepard

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Comments (94 posts)

XmetalholicX
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 9:32:24 PM
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If not for just the graphics and only 1 disc. I'd say the reasons I went ps3 is because I got a ps3 months after it came out and I'm still on the first 1 i got. Where as I've only had xbox 2 years and I'm on my 3rd 1. So whenever they stop fixing it for free I'll trash it and be done with it.

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 9:53:11 PM
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while i have not yet bought XIII yet, i can say that 1 reason is that i wanted this game back when it was first announced and FF is like a playstation mainstay. it just feels right on PS

and please don't start with the nintendo argument. the majority of the critically acclaimed FFs have been on PS..... so yeah

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SvenMD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:25:17 AM

Ha, I don't think you have to worry.... Most people on here won't think that FF still belongs on a Nintendo platform. FF2 was the JAM though...... When your charcters developed into their bad-ass forms.... Awesome!

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Riku994
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 9:55:05 PM
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Because the PS3 version is clearly the superior one as it was originally made for PS3, even though the quality is sub-par(I don't care what you think, they could have done SO much better), and I didn't wanna shell out another 300 bucks for an XBox.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:10:23 PM

just out of curiosity, what do you mean by they could have done so much better? If you mean dumping the mainstays like exploration and towns and having a weird battle system I agree.

But on a technical level it does set the bar, graphics in an RPG especially.

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johnld
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:42:56 AM

i believe it means sub-par=not quite final fantasy. The game is great for an RPG if you can still call it that, but not quite the final fantasy experience. The battle system was too "streamlined" for me. i started to get over it and just kept spamming x for the same attacks, some places got boring. when i actually pick my attacks, usually during bosses, i have to hurry and pick the right one before the boss beats the hell out of my party, no mistakes can be made. sometimes i could care less about the rest of my group and focus on the leader since i cant be revived if i die. damn, at least allow revival if you're rocking 2 medics.

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SvenMD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:35:35 AM

John - It's amazing how much I agree. I'm still playing this game - making ultimate weapons and taking down marks/missions.... It's still so much fun, but I do get tired of hitting X during battle. I really wish it had the gambit system or something so I felt like I had some control over the other characters.

And about the dying thing. It does suck to have Hope standing there, fully capable of using raise - but NO! .... He just stands there and let's me die..... Game over. And restarting just before the fight is kinda weird too. I hope those are 2 things that NEVER appear in a FF again.

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Riku994
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:46:24 AM

@World: I mean that even though the graphics are great, they could have been even better, the game could have been even onger than it already is, the mechanics could have been more polished, etc... I guess I kinda feel like even though it took them 6 years to do it, it feels both rushed and half-assed at the same time.

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Vitron
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:16:11 AM

But this game just doesn't have any features that really make me want to pour my time on this game that much. It's good game but hear me out:

* trying to drag you to the story but also forces you to fight, fight, and fight are really contradicting elements of an RPG unless you add another element like unique attacks both strong and flashy as you grow stronger something like limit breaks from FF7 which adds as a motivation for some players like me. Yes you get summons but thats all, theres no growth in it

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:00:22 PM
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I haven't bought it yet (I will), but the PS3 was the platform they optimized it for, before moving on to the box. Plus the single disk, the enhanced audio, enhanced FMV's.... The real question is, why would someone buy the xbox version if they could choose either one?

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johnld
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:43:53 AM

ohh, they have reasons, but most of the time it doesnt make sense.

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piratedrunk
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:01:33 PM
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Aside from the obvious reasons I also wanted to support the ps3 version to let SE know that is where I want them to keep future games.

I think this survey is a good move on their part.. like the way they asked the fans about the FF7 remake it could (hopefully) mean a positive new direction for them.

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cLoudou
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:06:53 PM
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Basically because the PS3 is my console of choice. Final Fantasy on an Xbox just isn't right, it's blaspheme.

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SayWord
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:18:06 PM

Any game on the xbox is blasphemy to me! Haha

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Bromus398
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:29:17 PM
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PS3 was always my console of choice. God knows I wouldn't get a 360 for a Final Fantasy game. That said, I'd like more traditional jrpg's on my ps3, please.

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Zapix
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:32:51 PM
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I refuse to purchase FFXIII, but if I ever did, it would be on the PS3 for the Japanese audio. If not for that, I'd probably get it for the 360 for the achievement points. As said though, I refuse to buy the game, so it doesn't really matter what I would do.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:11:14 PM

why do you refuse?

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SvenMD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:41:08 AM

I'm glad they refuse. Any person who buys a game specifically for one console because they want to increase their gamerscore or trophy status has some seriously messed up priorities.

Supporting a research-based inferior game solely for achievement points is what's wrong with consumer populus these days.

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mike rlz
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:41:00 PM
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my only question is wtf does the xbox community have to do with ffxiii????

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:49:11 PM

if you notice the ps3 has for its choice only having one cd im guessing no one would get it for the 360 for more cd's and im guessing the 360 has cross game chat so you can talk to people while you play im not 100% sure

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:49:36 PM

Ps3=Only Does Everything

X360=Only Does Shooters

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___________
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:57:02 AM

and racing games, and horror games, and RPGs, and platformers, and 2D platformers (something the ps3 has none of!) and old PC classics like doom and duke nukem 3D.
never understood the argument that the 360 has nothing but shooters, because thats a load of crap!
either platform is saturated by shooters that goes for the PC too, thats just inevitable.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 3:53:53 AM

Why would you want to talk to people while you're playing an rpg, it just ruins the experience, for me at least.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:25:13 PM

Wage Slave-

The 360 does something else.

It charges you to play online!!

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:51:08 PM
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I got the ps3 version of FF13 because <insert obvious reason here>.

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ryandon69
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:51:57 PM
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i bought the ps3 version because the PS3 in the console of choice... always have been and always will be, without a doubt it looks, feels, and sounds better on the ps3!!!! Period!!!!

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NeoHumpty
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:56:55 PM
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They're giving out 30 website points for filling out the survey. Pretty handy toward getting free stuff at the end of the year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:12:08 PM

indeed

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SayWord
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:05:37 PM
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I got it for the ps3 because that's where it is meant for. I hate going on sites, let's say destructoid for example where people try to justify they buying ff13 on xbox because of achievments or controller. Duh your just doing it because they are so ignorant of anything on ps3. If I wanted to plau a game for 50+ hours I would not do it on a controller made for the sole purpose of shooters or want to look at the lower end graphics that the 360 has.

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DemonNeno
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:07:39 PM
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It looks better on the PS3, it's only one disk, the controller isn't meant for a 6-fingered hand (360 is WAY too odd shaped for me), I'd never own a ticking time bomb Xbox (even if given to me, I'd sell it to buy more PS3 games and PC hardware), I don't care for paying for a their Live feature, I enjoy my wireless connection out of the box... I'll stop there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:12:58 PM

Do you have a six fingered hand or is that a nod to your avatar?

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SvenMD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:47:17 AM

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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DemonNeno
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 4:04:56 PM

A nod to the man behind my avatar; Hunter S. Thompson. ;)

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just2skillf00l
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:13:46 PM
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Well, I bought a PS3 for the next FF title. It just so turns out FF13 goes multiplatform. Not that I regret my decision in any way, I'm very happy to have purchased a PS3 because it offers more content and quality features than any other console in existence. However, if anyone of importance in Square sees this message, follow this one important note I'm about to leave for you. When the next FF title after 13 Versus and the MMO title releases, make sure to create a turn-based title true to the history of the great predecessors throughout the series. I promise you, the rewards for this act will be bountiful. God bless.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:17:37 PM
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Well, I just finished taking the survey. Not just for the 30 points but for the reason that by God they are going to hear what I have to say. This series must return to Playstation, because other than Versus, we are all in danger that FFXV will not just be ported to 360 this time, but will be developed AS a multiplat.

They need to learn that this Western leaning crap and that 360 owners run the show is bullsh*t.

Oh yeah, and I checked "PS3 is console of choice," obviously.

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cLoudou
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:34:34 PM

Yeah, go back and make Great JRpgs instead of mediocre J-WRpg hybrid crap.

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johnld
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:48:16 AM

it wont be ported to the 360. we all know microsoft will have a new system by then. maybe even my the release of 14.

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Irievibes
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:42:40 AM

actually , i beleive M$ is pretty much getting out of the console business, at least i read that somewhere, could be wrong but i hope to god its true...

M$ and their traffic light boxes are the cancer of this generation of gaming

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kraygen
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:29:24 PM
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I haven't yet but I will purchase ps3 version obviously for the obvious reasons and SE needs a wrist slap. Shame on you and your crappy ports.

Off topic: Really excited, Just got Platinum trophy for just cause 2! Woot!

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Qwarktast1c
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:18:06 AM

off topic: today i got platinum for GOW3 :)

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Kowhoho
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:57:03 PM

oh my god me too! :D

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Highlander
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:39:47 PM
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well, judging by this news, Aaron Greenburg's (or which ever spokes-critter at MS it was) claims that the 360 version would outsell the PS3 was yet another failed promise. As I remember it, it was guaranteed, or something...Whatever.

Seriously though SE, what the hell is up with you? It's like you're completely brainless at the moment, are you working through Game Development For Dummies or something? You made your fortune (as it were) with Playstation gamers playing your games on Playstations with Playstation controllers. What bloody result do you think you're going to get? People didn't buy the bloody game on the 360 because the audience for RPGs is tiny on the 360, the crappy controller and frequent console failures don't help either. The fact that the game was visually inferior on the 360 didn't help.

But seriously, how hard is it to put 2 and 2 together to get 4?

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:19:50 AM

Apparently for SE, 2+2 is a very difficult question.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:31:50 PM

Haven't you heard Highlander?

In Microsoft's world, 2+2=360.

Apprently SE bought into their math without even bothering to check the answer for themselves!

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main_event05
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:45:08 PM
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Because the PS3 is the only REAL console out there. I 1st played FF on PS and I plan on keeping it that way.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:56:20 PM
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@ Highlander

Not hard, but these guys refuse to add and multiply, they continuously try to divide and deduct. They're just not thinking along the right lines. They're so fixed in trying to appeal to the "Westernized" audience, that they are decreasing the appeal from their once loyal fan-base. All-in-all, twitch-gaming's effects are taking it course.

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Sol
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:20:34 AM

@just2skillf00l

It's funny the companies try to appeal to the Westernized audience but what about the people of the "Westernized audience" who like the same things that are released to the Easternized audience?

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Sol
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:17:47 AM
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All of the PS3 reasons listed above. Besides, the 13 other games I have that have Final Fantasy in the title are all on a Playstation console. Combine that with the above mentioned reasons, I chose the PS3 version.

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Milonakis
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:19:10 AM
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Because the 360 is like a cheap hooker. It sits in your living room and blows really really loud. Then it starts to heat up and you notice the red ring. You want it gone, but it's to late. So you replace it and try again only to find the same problems. And you have more than one disc too.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:19:30 AM
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Playstation is where the Final Fantasy (VII) train is stationed

And that's where their fans are, and always will be (waiting for them)

We actually love deep storylines, with engaging characdters.

US ps3 owners would actually pass on the next big FPS, for a true high quality jrpg, with swords, mallets, katanas, and daggers!

PS: Haven't bought the game, but if I did it's clear why. The ps3 fanbase love Japanes games, and rpgs

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Sol
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:48:07 AM

I second that...

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Kai200X
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:47:50 AM
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Looks like they need people to tell them if they made the right choice to jumped ship. Clearly they made the wrong decision.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:24:16 AM

yeah that's what jumped to my mind.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:56:13 AM
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Obvious questions with obvious answers. Why do they bother with this nonsense? You'd think they'd do market research BEFORE making the game.

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main_event05
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:47:49 AM

Don't they read books backwards in japan?

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:16:50 AM

They write right to left, so that's why.

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King_Krollen
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:59:28 AM
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Well I don't plan on getting FFXIII for either platform... Just not my thing. However, I will say that I'm getting tired of only seeing the 360 version advertised on TV.

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___________
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:59:50 AM
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if i did get FFXIII obviously would be the ps3 version only because well the ps3 does not scratch the sh*t out of the disks after 3 days use!
ive had mass effect 2 for just over a week, i just got onto the 2nd disk 3 days ago it was brand spanking new and now my 360 cant read it because its scratched to hell!
how the %$#@ M$ gets away with selling such shoddy hardware is beyond me.
if it was anyone else selling this sh*t they would of had their pants sued off years ago!

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Highlander
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:50:27 AM

Here is a question for one and all to discuss. If Sony had released the PS3 with the hardware reliability that the Xbox 360 has experienced, how do you think the media would have covered it? And how do you think that would compare to the almost sympathetic coverage MS has had?

Makes you think huh?

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 3:02:18 AM

You complain, yet you continue to buy games for that piece of crap __________.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 4:56:18 AM

@Highlander, I'm willing to bet the obvious, the PS3 would've gotten a lot more hate than the 360 has gotten.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:06:43 AM

Regarding Highlander's question:

The media would be all over it. Compared to the ridiculously sympathetic coverage MS currently has, you'd think that the media itself was run by MS.

As to why, I have no idea. Maybe it's blind idiotic nationalism (support the AMERICAN console), maybe it's sour grapes-ism (buying an Xbox in the year headstart it got and then finding out PS3 was better, but not wanting to admit the mistake), or maybe it's both.

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johnld
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:57:36 AM

I agree with jawknee, they get away with crap like that because people still buy them. i mean who in their right mind would still be okay after getting their second "repaired" system crap out with the same fault let alone their 14th system.

*yeah, i was argueing with this guy on a different site. he said hes on his 14th and insists the 360 blows away the ps3. i asked why, his response was we have all the great games. asked him to give examples and all he had was halo and gears...ohh and modern warfare 2?

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maxpontiac
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:47:16 PM

Hey, I'll give MS credit. They have created legions of mind controlled individuals.

...Live is superior...
...Blu Ray's don't matter...
...3 year warranty makes it ok...
...God of War 3 doesn't look that good...
...Who needs controllers when we have NATAL...

My personal favorite?

...Forza 3 is the defintive car simulator...

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:10:41 AM
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it is a shame there was no all of the above option

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 4:58:09 AM
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I lol'd at "Prefer Xbox 360's graphics appearance"
anyways, ima go fill in the poll now.

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fooosie
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:02:10 AM
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My theory on the 360 version coming up short in sales: FFXIII was the death knell of the console war. Millions of console owners stared across a valley of empty red bulls and pizza boxes at their 360s and felt shame for the first time. If you owned both consoles the choice was clear. This wasnt like so many times in the past when a ps3 version of a game was inferior. This was different. This was proof positive that the ps3 hardware was never to blame. The 360 version spanned three discs and it was STILL inferior. This was a cold groinslap of reality to every 360 fanboy that clung to the belief that the playstation would fade into oblivion

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:07:51 AM

lol groinslap

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Highlander
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 7:02:25 PM

ROTFLMAO!

Groinslap?

Oh that is good. Far better than bitchslap or pimpslap, or any of the others. From now, people will deserve a sever groinslap if they step out of line!

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:14:54 AM
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"I mean, besides the painfully obvious reasons of which most are well aware."

Isn't that, like, an oxymoron or something?

I didn't buy the game, though. Do they have a survey for those who didn't buy the game too?

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johnld
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:35:21 AM
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Why did you select the Xbox 360 version?

* Enjoy Xbox’s community when playing games like this *

when i read this i just laughed my ass off. I mean what does the xbox's community have to do with a game like final fantasy 13, a single player game. Then i thought that this is a POSSIBLE excuse xbots will use to justify buying this game on the 360. I laughed even more.

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Deleted User
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 5:40:49 AM
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i brought FF 13 on ps3 because of a better rating on metachrick (spelling is off. i don't how to spell today lol) over the 360 version

'b.d'
currrenly playing
ps3 -God of War 3
360 -Forza 3

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johnld
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 6:03:44 AM

i wouldnt pick a game based on ratings. I suggest you ignore scores and read the actual reviews. im not saying final fantasy 13 is crap, its more of a generality. check the psxextreme review score for just cause 2. It lower than expected but a few people still love the game. if the game sounds like i'd like it, i buy it without thinking about the review score. gundam crossfire had bad review, but i still enjoyed it. probably because im interested in making robots but thats just me.

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www
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 6:35:20 AM
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Of course every game has trophies and achievements, I don't get why they made that an option and that last one for the 360 "Enjoy Xbox’s community when playing games like this".......am guessing PS3 doesn't have a community huh. It shoulda been "Xbox 360 has 3 discs and I just love to exercise my waist by standing and swapping discs"

I'm sorry Square but most of those options seem dumb and the survey as a whole. They shouldn't be asking this at all when its obvious dual platformers got it for PS3 cause news broke out that its the superior version and only-360-owners had no choice than to get it for that console.

What a strange survey, its clear Square are just disappointed the 360 version didn't do well as they expected. I'm not sure IW put up a survey to determine why the 360 version of MW2 sold better than PS3. Square, you don't seize to amaze me

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 7:55:46 AM
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Well i bought a PS3 in 2007 expecting Final Fantasy XIII to be a PS3 exclusive, the thought of it going to the 360 never even occured to me. When i heard it would also be on the 360 i did exactly feel cheated, because i preffered the PS3 in genereal. As i don't have a 360 the natural choice would be to get it on PS3. And i am glad i had the better version of the two, i admit i don't particualy care about the multiple discs FFVII,VIII and IX were all the same. However what i did want was FFXIII in the best quality i could be possible experience, which i felt i got with the PS3.

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SvenMD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 9:00:39 AM

My brother gave me his PS1 with a copy of FFVII for my B-day long ago. Then when the PS2 came out, I bought it because I knew that FFX would come out for it later. But by the time the PS3 came out, I just got because I loved the first two machines..... And for once FF didn't sway my decision, and I absolutely love this console.

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hehateme
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 10:13:53 AM
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it just belongs on the ps3 period.... the history the fanbase... 50% of why i got my 600+ ps3 in the first place way before it was announced it would go multiplatform... what gets me is the "did you enjoy the xbox community" WTF is that? its not a online game..... this isi just BS and is the reason why im just renting this game from gamefly.... i havnt seen ONE commercial for this game for the PS3... but i see the xbox market it like its an exclusive... I honestly hate the direction this franchise took after final fantasy X... x2 was very girly? almost felt like gals night when i played it

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VicTheMighty
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 10:34:22 AM
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PS3,

-1 disc,
-I have a 46inch full 1080P TV and I didn't want to get crappy video resolution from the compression on the 360 game,
-The game was first made on PS3,
-Uncompressed sound is pretty neat.
Final Fantasy is pretty much the reason I got a PS3 3 years ago.
-My 360 died on me 3 times and I didn't want to have to postpone my gameplay if it happened again LOL.

*So um yeah why not get the superior version on a system that won't let me down* Is what I thought.

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Deathstriker
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 11:45:44 AM
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Now whoever is doing this...is pretty LAME and doesn't know/understand gaming...AT ALL. LOL

Choosing FF on Xbox over, PS3...The only reason you should pick the Xbox version is if your family is tied up with a AK-47 to there heads, your gf/bf is threatened to be raped, and you...yourself have a desert eagle to your head.

Bottomline, 360>PS3?? Your nut's and outta your mind...

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FlyingKickPunch
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:48:26 PM
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i bought it on ps3 because

a. ps3 is my console of choice
b. it is blasphemy to play it on anything else

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 1:53:06 PM
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errr...because the 360 is a piece and Final Fantasy has traditionally been a Sony exclusive.

I filled mine out yesterday. I made no mention of my disappointed about this game being dumbed down for the DVD format. i did however let them know that their attempt to "Westernize" their games has failed miserably and that us long time fans of Square and Final Fantasy and most of us agree XIII is the worst of them all.

I also sent them an email about a week ago letting them know just how disappointed in FFXIII i was. Surprisingly they replied with an apology and advised our feedback is welcome and all will be forwarded to their superiors. I suggest all of you who have played FFXIII(who were underwhelmed) or who have just been annoyed with Squares behavior this gen shoot them an email. Only takes 5 minutes.

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daus26
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:29:00 PM

Sweet. Thank you for your effort. They most certainly need to stop with all this westernizing stuff.

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SvenMD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:52:55 PM

I could only click it once, but +10 thumbs up man. Good job.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 4:55:48 PM

Awesome, I'll do the same.

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daus26
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:25:17 PM
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Why did you select the PS3 version?

* Prefer PS3's graphics appearance (check)
* Controller preference (maybe)
* PlayStation Trophies (doesn't matter)
* PS3 is my console of choice (check)
* PS3 version had only one disc (check)
* Other (it was originally made for the Ps3 anyway)

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Why did you select the Xbox 360 version?

* Prefer Xbox 360's graphics appearance (no)
* Controller preference (no)
* Achievements (no)
* Xbox 360 is my console of choice (definitely no)
* Enjoy Xbox’s community when playing games like this (?)
* Other (more DVDs for my collection?)

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I don't understand this survey. It's so lopsided.




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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 4:11:09 PM
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you know wut, for me to answer their questions, I only have one answer as below:

"The 360 version SHOULD NOT have been made in the first place. FF13 should stay as PS3 only, and should have towns, free exploration and a world map."-- that is my only answer, period.

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RebelJD
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 6:12:53 PM
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You know, it's not my fault nor our fault that the people at Square Enix feel like dumb-asses for porting FF13 to the 360. It's not our fault that they decided to market an exclusive FF13 360 console that won't be worth sh** in years to come.

Square Enix feels like idiots for selling out their Final Fantasy series for a chance at better numbers or more dollars in going muti-plat. Well let the numbers show that without an exclusive Final Fantasy XIII PS3 system, more units of FF13 sold on the PS3. Imagine if they had brought out a FF13 PS3 system, numbers would have covered what the 360 sold.

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Highlander
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 7:11:21 PM

That exclusive console will be worth only what the case is worth sine the hardware inside will almost certainly have failed.

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BlackBriar
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 12:39:43 AM
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The game is okay, to begin with.

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Minishmaru
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:15:49 AM
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I choose all of the PS3's responses and none of the xbox's responses :)

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DragonSphere
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 2:32:41 AM
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On other forums/sites I frequent, people who chose the 360 version (including some who owned BOTH PS3s and 360s) said it was because of their friends list/achievements... I mean, REALLY now? They willingly chose the technically inferior version just so they can show their list of XBL friends that they are currently playing FFXIII at any given moment + the possibility of using cross-game chat (which I can kinda see as a positive, since some of the battles can get monotonous).

But still. Foolish reasons from them all

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Vitron
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 9:55:59 AM
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C'mon they're just wrapping up their test on westernizing FF and molding the masterpiece 13versus...... I hope

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Vitron
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 9:56:07 AM
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C'mon they're just wrapping up their test on westernizing FF and molding the masterpiece 13versus...... I hope

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sha4dowknight05
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 4:08:54 PM
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Why did you select the Xbox 360 version?

Prefer Xbox 360's graphics appearance
Controller preference
Achievements
Xbox 360 is my console of choice
Enjoy Xbox’s community when playing games like this
Other
It will get the RROD when I play and then I will have a reason to get a PS3 which is better.


LAST ONE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!

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