Final Fantasy XIII Outsells Predecessor
This is bound to get people talking.
According to the latest estimated sales results, Final Fantasy XIII has now surpassed its predecessor. FFXII sold approximately 5.7 million units worldwide and Square-Enix's most recent installment in the venerated franchise has hit 5.83 million, counting sales of both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. But of course, there are plenty of factors to consider. Firstly, there are more gamers know than there were in October of 2006; it may only be four years ago, but the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. Secondly, we need to compare the accessibility of both titles: FFXIII was multiplatform, so one might assume it had a larger potential consumer base. ...but did it really? In March of this year, there were about 50 million PS3s and Xbox 360s out there (or maybe 55 million, if we wanted to be generous). Now, the PS2 hadn't yet hit that vaunted 100 million mark in 2006 but it must've certainly been over 50 million by that time, yes...?
We could also note that FFXIII has yet to launch in Japan for the 360 - which it will, as a special edition - but the amount of additional sales...well, let's just say the overall number won't rocket into the stratosphere. Lastly, we should probably mention the difference in review scores for the two games in question...
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XII
10/6/2010 10:34:06 AM Ben Dutka