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duckroll
mashadar's Nekomimi slave
(11-27-2013, 01:15 PM)
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It has finally happened. The epic conclusion to Lightning's saga launched in Japan last week and the first week sales are in. The results are disastrous, showing another 50% drop from the already low launch sales of previous entry.

http://www.4gamer.net/games/117/G011794/20131127061/

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 277,082

Comparison of launch week sales for the FFXIII series:

2009: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 1,501,964
2011: Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) - 524,217
2013: Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 277,082

DAT DECLINE.
LordJim
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(11-27-2013, 01:16 PM)
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God is in his heaven, all is right with the world.
Poetic.Injustice
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(11-27-2013, 01:16 PM)
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Toriyama am cry.
hornetpie
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(11-27-2013, 01:17 PM)
at least it outsold mario at 107k
Soriku
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(11-27-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Going by how low budget the demo looked I bet it's actually profitable.
Y2Kev
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(11-27-2013, 01:17 PM)
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This game is a bigger bomb than the bomb in the salikawoods, which is a location from the last good final fantasy game!
DaBuddaDa
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(11-27-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Good. Bury that mini franchise that should have never been into the ground forever.
hosannainexcelsis
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(11-27-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Congratulations Square-Enix, you've killed your flagship franchise.
Nice title. It is as expected though.

I am curious to see what their shipment figures and week two sales are. I am curious what legs it may have.
Ocelott
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(11-27-2013, 01:18 PM)
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The majority of people didn't want this game
Vigilance
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(11-27-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Rest in peace
miladesn
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(11-27-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Persona 5, "Now this is our chance"

:p
Katana_Strikes
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(11-27-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Expected really. The whole XIII saga has been a huge disappointment and dragged on when it was clear most people couldn't care less about Lightning and co.
Sn4ke_911
If I ever post something in Japanese which I don't understand, please BAN me.
(11-27-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Deserved, nobody asked for this.
sonicmj1
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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It's gonna be outsold lifetime in Japan by GTAV.

Japan has allowed the West into their domestic console market by spending years offering people nothing. The kids I teach there talk about GTA, Call of Duty, and Minecraft almost as much as Monster Hunter or Pokemon.
HawthorneKitty
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Well, all those people are missing out on a great game with an amazing Goddess.
Eidan
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Good.
Gutss
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Ouch thats low, but im still waiting for this game, not too many jrpg's to play in this days.
ManThatYouFear
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Good.

But now they will think it is the fantasy series that is broken, they will not except it is the issue of lighting and co.
Y2Kev
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by HawthorneKitty

Well, all those people are missing out on a great game with an amazing Goddess.

...perfo?
Zabant
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(11-27-2013, 01:19 PM)
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market reality returns

Edit: I fucking hope and prey they chalk this down to people leaning away from "Traditional JRPG's" and more towards western games.....only to have Persona 5 sell gangbusters and make them look like a bunch of inept fucks.
Last edited by Zabant; 11-27-2013 at 01:22 PM.
brandonh83
(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

This game is a bigger bomb than the bomb in the salikawoods, which is a location from the last good final fantasy game!

This post is awesome.
gigantor21
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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THE MOOGLE SUIT HAS FAILED
Meccanical
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Perfo!

Luukyk!

Toth!

Shinta!

I summon thee, Masters of Spinjutzu!

Pistolero
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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I am happy...
gamergirly
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sn4ke_911

Deserved, nobody asked for this.

They should have left it alone with the first one. And gave us XV
Meier
(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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This is really sad but I am sure a fresh 15 will be very successful. Curious to see it the series has been permanently damaged or what..
Mr. RHC
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meccanical

Perfo!

Luukyk!

Toth!

Shinta!

I summon thee, Masters of Spinjutzu!


lol
Mokubba
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Wasn't this expected or am I alone in thinking that?
LuuKyK
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(11-27-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Why duckroll? T_T

As if the game wasn't already trashed enough. Oh God...

Well, but honestly, this was expected considering franchise fatigue and etc. And considering the budget for the game was probably way lower that the one for the other games, I am expecting SE to have more reasonable expectations and it will probably become profitable when all is said and done.
Boony
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
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It's going to be interesting to see how well Final Fantasy XV sells. Not purely in Japan, but worldwide. It's obvious that these games have had a negative impact on the franchise, but I'm wondering just how bad.
Aeneas
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
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The lesson I hope they learn: lets focus on making good main entries with realistic release dates instead of sequels

The lesson they will learn: lets do less console titles and more mobile milking of old games
Kyon
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
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Kiiii it would've been more poetic if Kagari posted this thread.

KupoNut
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
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Really great reading this, hope Square gets the picture now.

I imagine European/American sales will have a similar decline, if not a better one.

Day made.
Lionheart
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
Now, let the X / X-2 remake outsell this by a wide margin please for a final blow!
erpg
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
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Oh happy day.
MagiusNecros
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(11-27-2013, 01:21 PM)
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I think Type 0 sold more in one week if I am correct. Not that it means much.
juxtapose
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Alarming numbers, but there's gotta be a lot of people that will not pick up an RPG sequel without finishing the predecessors first.

And MAN, it's hard to love both FF13-1 AND FF13-2. I found them quite different in a lot of ways.
Let's also ignore that it still outsold the next game in the week by almost a 3:1 margin.

I have said it before and I will say it again: the JP market is horrific now for any console game.

Kagari said that she thinks the LTD of the game can be a million and I am sure that will be the case when you take in the worldwide and DD sales. SE just needs to not overship this time.
djplaeskool
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Man, just a week of bombas in Japan.
duckroll
mashadar's Nekomimi slave
(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mokubba

Wasn't this expected or am I alone in thinking that?

Yes, most people expected this, but now we know for sure. It's good to put the argument to rest!
DJwest
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Too high.
Yoshichan
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Fuck. That sucks :(

With all the advertisement (at least trailer-wise), I thought this would at least do as well as XIII-2.

FUCK.
KHlover
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Final Fantasy as a RPG is dead. Long live Bravely Default.
Kenka
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Bravery Default : For the Sequel will open higher than this.
LiK
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Gonna be even less in NA. NO MORE!
Jacobbles
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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If it weren't for XIV, I'd be calling Final Fantasy dead at this point. Maybe this will send Toriyama and his yes-men a message.

Originally Posted by Y2Kev

This game is a bigger bomb than the bomb in the salikawoods, which is a location from the last good final fantasy game!

You. I like you.
Chobel
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(11-27-2013, 01:22 PM)
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While it's deserved, SE now will invest now even more in mobile :(
RPGCrazied
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(11-27-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Maybe this is the wake up call they needed and put lightning an gang to rest.
Diablos
(11-27-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Why am I smiling?

Heheheeee

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