FFXIII sells between 1-1.1 million day one

Friday, 18th December 2009 08:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Firstly, sorry for the lack of updates. We won’t bore you with the details.

Secondly, FFXIII appears to have sold between 1-1.1 million units on its first day in Japan, if this Kotaku report‘s to be believed.

The number apparently comes from a Square statement, but it’s not published in full or linked to over there.

The number doesn’t include the RPG’s Lightning Edition. More than 2 million copies of the game were shipped to Japanese retailers for launch.



  1. Blerk


    For comparison, it looks like FFX did 1.9 million in its first week and FFXII did 1.8 million. So given the rather large difference in install-base, that appears to be ‘pretty good going’ for FFXIII.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Sells between 1 to 1.1 million? Well, yeah. :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    Welcome back Mr Garratt, we misssed you (imagine being spoken by agent smith)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Jadeskye

    I suspect the western launch week will double that.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Still on for 1.5m in the first week then… good stuff. Oh and Jadeskye, I doubt it. I don’t know of any Final Fantasy game that sold better in the West than in Japan.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Jadeskye – No doubt it’ll sell well in the West, but it wont sell more then Japan anyways.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Jadeskye

    i’d say purely based on insall base, theres a lot of xbox owners out there who want ff13 in addition to the ps3 owners.

    You’re also talking about america and most of europe, some 800 million people. i’d say it has a fairly good chance of besting japan.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    The question is how many bundles will the Ps3 sell, i think its somewhere in the 200k region i heard on N4g

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    First week sales of FFXII for America and Europe combined didn’t break a million copies. I’ll be surprised if the Western version can do better than the Japanese version despite it appearing on an extra platform.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen


    Yes-Asia aren’t sending me FFXIII until Christmas Eve.


    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    Damn Day One! That some crazy shit right there. Damn Japanese and their facination with FF. I am jealous.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Jealous of what? that Japan is more interested in FF then the rest of the world or that Japan got the game?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    The latter ofcourse.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bleak Harvest

    According to UPS, my little part of that 1.1 million will arrive sometime this afternoon. SUCK IT, CULLEN!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen


    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    Get him JC! Punch him in the knee!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. scratchy69

    But why import if you don’t speak/read Japanese? Especially with such a text heavy game? Where’s the enjoyment when you don’t know what’s going on?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DaMan

    that’s behind both FFX and FFXII.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    *goes for the kneecap, punches*

    … I think I broke my hand. :(

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    I remember Paul Davies finishing Shenmue in Japanese. Hardcore.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Bleak Harvest

    scratchy69: Just as well I speak Japanese, eh?

    And don’t obey everything Psychotext says, Cullen. You’re stronger than that… even though your punches aren’t…

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    I used to import some old TD, PSx, and Saturn games its not as tough to play as you might think. Most games are more predictable then we would like to admit.
    For what it is worth I think western FF will outsell JP FF. Games are far more hyped, previewed, and out there then they used to be. Stores like Gamestop make such a huge deal over preorders and up and coming game releases. I think a lot of folks are eyeing FF and they know when its coming. I bet it does well. I don’t think it sells game of the year well. But I bet it gets very close if not a little over JP numbers. I also think it falls off of a cliff sales wise after a month or two. But sell very strong out of the gate, this game will.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I am getting this game, AFTER a month of release date.. So my 1 copy number to the millions has to wait.

    #23 5 years ago

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