FFXIII-2 has an "amazing" opening sales-week in Japan.

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  1. soulx
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    FFXIII arrived in the region on December 17th, 2009, and sold 1,501,964 copies in its opening week, whereas FFXIII-2, released on December 15th, 2011 to a naturally larger install base, has only managed 524,217 copies in week one, according to reports.


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    Those sales.
     


  2. prowler

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    My faith in mankind has been restored a bit. I hated what Square Enix did to FFXIII.
     
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    FF VIII is the winner!
    So the "FF" magic is gone?
    Bad news for square, they are losing more and more fan each new FF.
     
  6. heartgold

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    That's disappointing, they don't have long legs so they sink pretty fast as well.
     
  7. Valwin

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    lol wow so people are finally noticing the that latest FF games are Bad
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    I'd imagine FF VIII was leeching off of the success of FF VII, which gave it a better opening week. In the end, that lead to more sales after eight weeks, though, numbers died as people realized the style of RPG was a bit odd with its new, different game play elements.

    FF XII showed a renewal of interest, but ultimately, nothing has had the impact on sales that the transition into 3D had.

    Edit: XIII-2 was sort of doomed to fail with all of the mixed reviews regarding XIII. Maybe it will start to do better if it proves a good game in its own way.
     
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  9. prowler

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    Nah, FFXIII-2 is doomed. Story is bad, gameplay is 50/50 right now.
     
  10. Gahars

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    Ah, I see that "Amazing" was sarcasm.

    And yeah, I'm not all that shocked. Still, this is probably going to be a big blow to Square Enix; I'm sure they hoped that this game could help them recuperate from their recent financial losses (FFXIV especially).
     
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  11. Ammako

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    Square and Square Enix are not the same company.
    Square is Squaresoft, the Squaresoft who made Final Fantasy I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII (And more)
    Square Enix is Square and Enix mixed together.
     
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    Sarcasm in a News topic? Are you even allowed to do that? :lol:
     
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    I'd be happier to see declining FF sales if they were directly correlating to higher Tales sales. Unfortunately not the case.
    RIP good games getting localized

    The only thing I took from this was "Hey, FF8 kicks ass, and it shows."


    EDIT: I think I was tired when I posted. I forgot these were jap sales, lolfail.
     
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    u know ur doing something wrong when even the series creator says the games r trash.
     
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    Yeah I knew that, but before Squaresoft, they were Square, and I don't want to type Square-Enix each time >.
     
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    I have a feeling the game will sell better in the west, and the game is obviously more geared towards us, rather than Japan as in the past.
    I mean, its basically the rpg version of COD now.
     
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    If Dragon Quest X bombs, they're in deep trouble.
    Square Enix's track record with MMOs is terrible, Final fantasy fans are jaded...
     
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    I think people realised that Square is beating a dead horse by trying bring up XIII again... Not that it matters to me, XIII was the only final fantasy game that I didn't purchase (excluding the online ones)... I hope they get their act together after this. xP
     
  20. Hop2089

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    XIII was average and so is this and not worth $110.

    Japan has pretty much spoken.