Remember when we wondered what might happen if the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster actually outsold Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ?
Well, we concluded that Square Enix would remain oblivious, while the rest of the world saw it as vindication. And it appears that the anticipated HD remasters are off to a very good start in Japan.
According to the Japanese sales numbers for the week of December 23-29 (as noted by Dual Shockers ), the FFX and X-2 HD upgrades are at the top of the charts, even beating out the acclaimed 3DS title, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds . It's even cooler to note that both Vita iterations (FFX HD and FFX-2 HD) are in the top 10; interestingly, X-2 is at #4 while X is at #10. The two HD remasters are due out in North America on March 18, 2014.
Really, if prettied-up versions of decade-old games top your latest installment in any given franchise, you might want to seriously reconsider that franchise's direction. But hey, what do I know?