Final Fantasy is a big deal in Japan. So big, in fact, that Cloud is more of a national icon than he is a video game hero.
And this is why Famitsu has predicted that Final Fantasy XIII will crack the million-sold barrier…in the first week . As you all know by now, FFXIII is slated to launch in Japan on December 17 and according to the country's most popular gaming publication, it'll hit the one million plateau before Christmas. Now, here's the thing: they aren't releasing the Xbox 360 version of the game in Japan, which means Sony should see a massive sales boost for the PS3 in the Land of the Rising Sun when Lightning and Co. land on store shelves. In this country, we've already seen a sales surge thanks to the price drop and introduction of the new Slim model, and you can bet more consumers will respond when the likes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves drops next month. Oh, and let's not forget about Gran Turismo 5 , which should almost certainly arrive this year (we become more and more convinced of that with every passing day). But will any title match the success of FFXIII in Japan? Er…maybe GT5 has a shot, but other than that…
Famitsu made more sales predictions , too, if you care to check them out. They're usually not far off with these guesses.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII