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Enterbrain – FFXIII will sell over 500,000 PS3s in Japan in December

Monday, 14th September 2009 19:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Enterbrain boss Hamamura Hirokazu has told the Japanese press that he expects December’s release of FFXIII to result in the sale of 500,000 PS3 consoles in Japan.

That’s serious shit, Ringo.

Hirokazu added that the recently announced PS3 price cut will also be a driving factor for sales figures that month.

If achieved, the figure would represent a 250 percent increase from December 2008.

FFXIII release for PS3 on December 17 in Japan, followed by PS3 and 360 releases in the west early next year.

Thanks, PS3Center.

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16 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    Isn’t that a low number comparing to Dragon Quest? I would say atleast 1 million. And I will be one of them ^_^

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Monk

    it will pass one Million For sure.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DaMan

    DQ is more popular in Japan.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    DQ is over 2 million atm so 1 Million for FF is not going to be an issue.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Monk

    there`s Misunderstanding Here.
    500,000 FFXIII OR 500,000 PS3 ??

    :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    It’s hardware sales.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    So is it not even releasing on 360 in Japan?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. lk

    no, at least not right away.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @7 No its exclusive to PS3 in Japan.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Jadeskye

    half a million PS3s for one game.

    For anything other then final fantasy IN japan, i couldn’t see it.

    I could see this happening if not more. especially with the new slim console. Good luck to square enix and sony on this one and lets see it next year for us english speakers.

    mine is the xbox 360 version on 8 discs please :D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    Slayer – Japanese PS3 exclusive.

    As far as hardware sales go, that might just be a tad bit high.

    I’m thinking about 300 – 400k tbh. Then again, this is the most anticipated thing in Japan since Jesus rose from the dead.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Jadeskye

    He had a soulstone.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    I think he’s probably right. Sales would be up in December anyway – top it off with a Final Fantasy and they could make some serious headway.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. rrod360lol

    And don’t forget GT5 showing up pretty soon too which is also Big in Japan…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Jadeskye

    i can’t see GT5 this side of christmas in ANY region tbh. would be a nice surprise though.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. rrod360lol

    Well it wouldn’t be much of a surprise ;)

    http://www.vg247.com/2009/09/07/rumour-sce-france-date-ps3-gt5-bundle-for-december-4/

    #16 5 years ago

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