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

#1GalvanizationPosted 10/6/2012 1:58:51 PM
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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#2Galvanization(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 12:33:04 AM
I think the truth is bottom option, but I think the top option was a significant factor.
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"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
#3_Snowx_Posted 10/7/2012 12:37:37 AM
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.
#4Char_AznabIePosted 10/7/2012 12:43:03 AM
Please stop making topics tc.
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#5samuraiman26Posted 10/7/2012 3:37:32 AM
_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.
#6OEIO999Posted 10/7/2012 3:38:11 AM
Don't know if your being serious or just trolling....
#7meteor9898Posted 10/7/2012 3:39:30 AM
Where's the "Because XIII is crap and XII is less crap" option?
#8TehAssasinPosted 10/7/2012 4:26:37 AM
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.
#9TheGreatPotatoPosted 10/7/2012 4:47:57 AM
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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#10jfielding95Posted 10/7/2012 4:49:43 AM
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.