Hmm…is Square Enix not quite as certain this time around? I thought they were all aboard the sequel train.
According to retail blog Sinobi (and as translated by Andriasang ), Square Enix plans to ship 1 million units of Final Fantasy XIII-2 on launch day in Japan (December 17). Now, that's not the significant part, not by a long shot.
What seems to be significant to us is the direct comparison to FFXIII. As stated in the article, if the 1 million shipped number is accurate, that would only be a bit more than half the FFXIII initial shipment. Square Enix announced they shipped 1.8 million copies of FFXIII in December 2009, which was pretty damn impressive at the time. So the sequel launches during the same time of year two years later, with more PS3s out there…and Japan gets a much smaller shipment when compared to the game's predecessor? Why?
Oh, we won't bother to speculate. You guys can do that.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2