Final Fantasy XIII Sales – PS3 vs Xbox 360

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We’ve seen the video comparisons, and scrutinised screen shots detailing the differences between the two versions of the latest Final Fantasy from Square-Enix.
While the PS3 – for multiple reasons – ended up being the quote obviously superior versions, sometimes the sales figures don’t agree.

Now that the game’s been out for a while, let’s compare the sales to see if the game-buying public had their silly hats on or not.

Final Fantasy XIII  has, to date, sold 1.3 million copies in the US. According to Sony Computer Entertainment, the PS3 version  "sold nearly double the Xbox version." Seems the game buying public isn’t really THAT stupid, then.

The Xbox versions shifted 494,300 units – a total of 1,482,900 discs – with the PS3 version selling 828,200 copies on an equal number of Blu-Rays. Certainly a victory for camp Sony, but not bad at all for Microsoft, who wrested the title’s exclusivity from Sony in a surprise announcement at 2008’s E3.

Final Fantasy XII on the PS2 only sold 896,000 copies in its first month – which makes the sales of XIII much more impressive.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: April 16, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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