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POLL: Why did FF12 sell more than FF13 in Japan?

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User Info: Galvanization

Galvanization
4 years ago#1
FF12 sold 2.4 million in Japan. FF13 sold 1.9 million in Japan. Why? - Results (102 votes)
People liked the look of FF12 as it was Medieval. FF13 looked too Sci-Fi.
35.29% (36 votes)
36
People didn't like FF12 so didn't return to buy FF13.
17.65% (18 votes)
18
People couldn't afford to buy a PS3 (it was really expense back then) to play FF13.
19.61% (20 votes)
20
The Japanese sales of the mainline FF series have been dropping with each instalment since FF8.
27.45% (28 votes)
28
This poll is now closed.
It will be interesting to see the results of this poll.
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User Info: Galvanization

Galvanization
4 years ago#2
I think the truth is bottom option, but I think the top option was a significant factor.
"JRPGs are not mainly about story. That's just a trend FF started. Look at the huge sales of Pokemon. Do people buy it for the story? Hell no! " ~ Vex

User Info: _Snowx_

_Snowx_
4 years ago#3
PS2 was a more popular system than PS3 and Xbox360.
If FFXIII was released on PS2 it would have probably sold more.
Can we stop now making these troll-bait topics about sales?
It's not about your subjective idea of "quality", it's not about FF "declining", it's not about Toriyama, it's not about anything other than the target audience and the popularity of the console the games are released on.

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Char_AznabIe
4 years ago#4
Please stop making topics tc.
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User Info: samuraiman26

samuraiman26
4 years ago#5
_Snowx_ posted...
PS2 was a more popular system than PS3 and Xbox360.
If FFXIII was released on PS2 it would have probably sold more.


This. Video games of series in general dropped a little due to the new age (bar shooters). EVERYONE had a PS2. But even now, there are some people in this hard economy who can't afford a PS3. Check yourself, there are a lot more people with a PS2 than 3 .

Finally note that there is a 200,000 sales difference at the beginning. That isn't that much, and over time FF13 sold more than XII. Remember that FFXIII shipped 2 million units when it launched. For a PS3 that is good

Yes, XII is my second favorite in the series, but there is just no denying that for its system with 13 being on a newer one, that it reflects better.

User Info: OEIO999

OEIO999
4 years ago#6
Don't know if your being serious or just trolling....

User Info: meteor9898

meteor9898
4 years ago#7
Where's the "Because XIII is crap and XII is less crap" option?

User Info: TehAssasin

TehAssasin
4 years ago#8
Because the bad news travel fast. Bad games gets heavily mixed reaction from crowd and eventually people will avoid to get the game.

I don't like the game, but sci-fi setting isn't the main deal breaker.

User Info: TheGreatPotato

TheGreatPotato
4 years ago#9
X was the best FF game ever, so XII had that to prop it up. XII also was quite good at the start, and it was only after playing it a bit, that you discovered how bad the story/characters/leveling system was, and how absolutely nothing happened.

XIII was weak at the start. Very weak, and it also followed a much weaker game.

On a related note: what were the sales outside of Japan?

p.s also ps2 was god console.
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User Info: jfielding95

jfielding95
4 years ago#10
TheGreatPotato posted...
X was the best FF game ever, so XII had that to prop it up. XII also was quite good at the start, and it was only after playing it a bit, that you discovered how bad the story/characters/leveling system was, and how absolutely nothing happened.

XIII was weak at the start. Very weak, and it also followed a much weaker game.

On a related note: what were the sales outside of Japan?

p.s also ps2 was god console.


XIII sold more than XII in America.
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