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Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
at 5:45AM PST on August 26, 2009.
Well, you are right about one thing... It's not a fighting game (I think I mistook this game for something else).
This doesn't change my analysis however. I do not believe a non mainstream FF product has legs to sell more than 5 million anymore, whether it is multiplatform or not. Single platform is actually to the detriment of this title. Suppose FFXIII only sells 5 million on PS3 because it is not multiplatform, how is that a basis for Versus to sell 5 million as single platform? I believe not only will it sell less, but why would someone buy VS for their PS3 after buying FFXIII on Xbox? This is the basis for the idea that a single platform title will sell more than a multiplatform title. Its faulty logic.
I did compare to Street Fighter to make my point because I was under the impression Versus was the FF fighting title, but if you want to use ancient history to make your point that is fine. :) I accept your point from that perspective. But we're talking about 2010 here. I still feel Street Fighter still has more cross platform appeal than the Final Fantasy series in the last decade.
To clarify on my other statement about seeing the light of day, I doubt if this game will ever be completed. If it is completed, it will be a quiet release. That said, there is just no reason to expect this title to perform like a blockbuster title that has sold less.
The only way this sells 5 million is if Sony has a huge install base turnaround. As it stands a year or two from now, 1 in 6 or 7 PS3 owners will have to buy this game for the stock to achieve what is currently predicted for VS.
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