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Final Fantasy XIII: Sales drop by 80 per cent, time to worry Square?

How many of you saw this coming? It has been confirmed that sales of Final Fantasy XIII, released on March 9th – have dropped by a whopping 80 per cent in a matter of days. Surprised?

As reported from Eurogamer, God Of War III has now overtaken the RPG to take the top spot in the UK All-format charts for this week.

Along with sales of the game, Final Fantasy XIII now drops to 3rd position in the charts, behind EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in second.

We previously asked you if you were bored of the game already – but judging by the sales outcome, it looks like a lot of you are going to give it a miss.

There is always Final Fantasy XIV remember. Let us know your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

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What a noob, look at the sales, FF XIII has clearly outsold GOD of WAR III up to this point.


I knew this would happen!

Its called karma.

right squeenix and micro$oft?

you two jerking with sony is the worse idea you can think of

its no coincidence that ff xiii goes head to head with GOW III

kratos has got you two pwed!


all the drop in sales indicates is that god of war 3 came out. there are alot of people that love god of war (for good reason i might add). the fantasy jrpg market in america isn't as large as the action game market. alot more people love violence than a deep involving "japanese-y" story.

p.s. of course it's "japanese-y." it's a japaneese developer. duh!!!


It does surprise me that the sales have dropped in a way, but I think it’s because reviews haven’t exactly been particularly kind, but I think it is obvious why. Final Fantasy XIII is a good game, but if we compare it to any other numbered FF, it is just no good. XIII is easily the worst main series FF, but that’s not to say it’s a bad game. Final Fantasy XIII is actually very good. The battle system is brilliant, with control over all the characters it would have been perfect, but overall an impressive battle system. It never… Read more »


You are an idiot for this news blurb, have you not noticed that PS3 consoles are sold out everywhere?


FF XIII comes from the same producer of FFX ( I never swallow quite well that version). If there will be a FFXV – I would like to see another team of producers in charge of it. I find both versions X and XIII a little bit strange, unlike FFXII. They better select good producers for the next installments. And please bring back Yoshitaka Amano as character designer.


nope. They've already made their money back then some. The game will continue to sell, its just been over shadowed by the Awesomely Awesome God of War III.

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