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Lightning Returns hits a milestone, X/X-2 HD continues to sell

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has now sold 1.01 million copies worldwide on PlayStation 3 alone not including digital. On Xbox 360 it has sold 0.22 million copies worldwide not including digital. That's a combined 1.23 million copies worldwide not including digital. And with the PC port coming in a few months it'll make Square Enix even more money going by the impressive sales of Final Fantasy XIII on Steam.

 

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has now sold 1.19 million copies worldwide on PS3 and 0.68 million copies worldwide on PS Vita. That's a combined 1.87 million copies worldwide. Again, not including digital sales but we know for a fact this title topped the PlayStation Store sales charts in March 2014 and we also know it had sold over 500,000 copies in Japan alone in early December as it won an award for doing so. With a PlayStation 4 port and potential PC port on the way who knows what this HD collection will end up with. Important to remember FFX and FFX-2 were two of the highest selling games in Square Enix history on PS2.

 

All numbers as of December 27, 2014. All numbers thanks to VGChartz.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has now sold 1.01 million copies worldwide on PlayStation 3 alone not including digital. On Xbox 360 it has sold 0.22 million copies worldwide not including digital. That's a combined 1.23 million copies worldwide not including digital. And with the PC port coming in a few months it'll make Square Enix even more money going by the impressive sales of Final Fantasy XIII on Steam.

 

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has now sold 1.19 million copies worldwide on PS3 and 0.68 million copies worldwide on PS Vita. That's a combined 1.87 million copies worldwide. Again, not including digital sales but we know for a fact this title topped the PlayStation Store sales charts in March 2014 and we also know it had sold over 500,000 copies in Japan alone in early December as it won an award for doing so. With a PlayStation 4 port and potential PC port on the way who knows what this HD collection will end up with. Important to remember FFX and FFX-2 were two of the highest selling games in Square Enix history on PS2.

 

All numbers as of December 27, 2014. All numbers thanks to VGChartz.

That's great, but sadly the PS4 version won't do as well. LR deserves more.... It's such a great game. The first KH game sold more than X-2.

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That's great, but sadly the PS4 version won't do as well. LR deserves more.... It's such a great game. The first KH game sold more than X-2.

 

That's what you think. Your point?

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It's a guarantee. PS4 has a fraction of the install base of the PS3

 

It has double the install base of PS Vita though. And this port will continue to sell over the console's life cycle.

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It has double the install base of PS Vita though. And this port will continue to sell over the console's life cycle.

It'll sell in some small quantity digitally, but unlike Nintendo games, the average length of significant sales for most games is less than a year. Less than two months in a lot of cases, really

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It'll sell in some small quantity digitally, but unlike Nintendo games, the average length of significant sales for most games is less than a year. Less than two months in a lot of cases, really

 

That's not the case with most Square Enix games.

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That's not the case with most Square Enix games.

uh... yes with most Square Enix games. There's a reason why Lightning Returns and FFXHD are both down to 20 bucks. Sales are slowing, and they want to squeeze what they can out of people on the fence

You can generally gauge a game's success by how long they maintain the 60 (or 70/80) dollar price, as well as how long they maintain the inevitable 40 dollar mark down

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uh... yes with most Square Enix games. There's a reason why Lightning Returns and FFXHD are both down to 20 bucks. Sales are slowing, and they want to squeeze what they can out of people on the fence

You can generally gauge a game's success by how long they maintain the 60 (or 70/80) dollar price, as well as how long they maintain the inevitable 40 dollar mark down

 

They're late life PS3 games. Lol.

 

Their PSOne Classics, iOS, Android and PC games still sell well years later.

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They're late life PS3 games. Lol.

 

Their PSOne Classics, iOS, Android and PC games still sell well years later.

they'll sell alright

but digital hasn't taken off for full games yet. Internet and payment methods haven't caught up

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1/3 of Square Enix's sales are digital.

well two things

they're financially struggling, so that might explain a few things right there

and two, that's almost definitely because of sheer quantity. They've rereleased so many of their old games on so many digital platforms, it's sales by a thousand cuts

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That's what you think. Your point?

Well you said they were the two biggest PS2 games for Square, but KH1 sold more than X-2. Paying 50 dollars for a PS2 game that' already been remaastered probably won't go down too well.

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What milestone?

 

Bravely Default alone sold more than both versions of Lightning Returns

 

If anything this is pretty bad for Final Fantasy standards 

 

Ummm, check your math. 1.11 million copies for Bravely Default. 1.23 million copies for Lightning Returns.

Well you said they were the two biggest PS2 games for Square, but KH1 sold more than X-2. Paying 50 dollars for a PS2 game that' already been remaastered probably won't go down too well.

 

 

FFX and FFX-2 were two of the highest selling games in Square Enix history on PS2.

 

I clearly said "two of".

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What milestone?

 

Bravely Default alone sold more than both versions of Lightning Returns

 

If anything this is pretty bad for Final Fantasy standards 

well for a second sequel and reusing a lot of assets, it's not that bad, really

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And late life at that.

FF9 arrived at the tail end of the Ps1's life cycle yet it sold much much more than LRFFXIII

a million sales is good in all but the most high budget cases

Hello?This is final fantasy we're talking about

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FF9 arrived at the tail end of the Ps1's life cycle yet it sold much much more than LRFFXIII

Hello?This is final fantasy we're talking about

FF9 was an original game, not a sequel, the FF brand was worth more back then

 

And it doesn't matter if it's Final Fantasy, it's a sequel to a sequel to a not terribly well received games. For the budget the game had, a million is plenty

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the FF brand was worth more back then

 

 

That's sad now that I  think about it

 

I mean back then even shit like X-2 sold a lot.

 

Just goes to show how low Final Fantasy has fell as a franchise......hopefully FFXV might restore some of the series's lost glory..........maybe

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That's sad now that I  think about it

 

I mean back then even shit like X-2 sold a lot.

 

Just goes to show how low Final Fantasy has fell as a franchise......hopefully FFXV might restore some of the series's lost glory..........maybe

 

FFX is one of the most popular PlayStation games of all time. Of course the sequel sells well. And you might not have liked it's story but a lot of people did like X-2.

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FF9 arrived at the tail end of the Ps1's life cycle yet it sold much much more than LRFFXIII

That's because FF9 was good xD

 

 

Just goes to show how low Final Fantasy has fell as a franchise......hopefully FFXV might restore some of the series's lost glory..........maybe

Quoting two of your posts because I'm cool like that

Well, the thing is, notice how this whole "decline in quality" started happening after Toriyama started putting his grubby mitts on the series. Like FF10 and 12 were good (I hear 11 and 14 are too) but any game that Toriyama's team is associated with (X-2, XIII, XIII-2 [which I like, but it wasn't perfect], and LR) since 10 have been rather lackluster compared to their predecessors. And when he's told that people don't like his games, he says "oh people's opinions lighten with time." 

But on the other hand, look at Tabata with XV now. He knows the fans want it. He knows and respects that Nomura had a vision for the title, but wasn't the best at following through with it. And in all his interviews, he is honest and humble, and he even says how he makes an effort to listen to fans responses (like with his recent Kotaku interview). He realizes his mistakes when he makes them (i.e. the screw up with the "hold button to attack" feature that he didn't advertise very well at first). And he's trying to be as open with us as possible without completely spoiling the game. If nothing else, I have faith that this title will be decent at the very least, because the dudes working on it seem more competent than Toriyama. They clearly actually want to make a good game, and not just use it to advertise their waifu raituningu<333333334333w42refdv

 

 

Sorry that was kinda off-topic xD

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