When Final Fantasy XIII launched earlier this year it was clear that the PS3 version would be superior in terms of graphics, this was obvious as the Xbox 360 version was limited to 560p due to DVD media restrictions, whilst the PS3 version was at 1080p thanks to Blu-ray.
This difference in quality has landed Square Enix in a little bit of bother, apparently the advert they released suggested that the Xbox 360 visuals were the same as the PS3’s, however following a viewer complaint and an investigation it was determined that the Xbox 360 advert features PS3 visuals.
The advert has now been blocked, here is what the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) had to say on the matter “We considered that, because the ad promoted the game on the XBOX 360 platform, it should have featured footage derived from that console. Because it did not, and because we considered that the use of PS3 footage in the ad exaggerated the quality of the footage available on the XBOX 360, albeit marginally, we concluded the ad was misleading.”
Square Enix believe that the difference is not noticeable by the average games, however it seems as if they were wrong as this is all the result of a complaint from an average gamer.
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