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Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster sells over 339K in its first week By Erren Van Duine on January 6, 2014 at 2:09 AM

The holidays are behind us and initial sales numbers for the high definition releases of Final Fantasy X and X-2 have rolled in after a week of reporting. According to Famitsu’s tracking, the game sold a total of 339,902 units across both the PS3 and PS Vita platforms. The initial breakdown shows 182,638 units sold on PS3 with a combined 159,102 units of the PS Vita Twin Pack and Final Fantasy X versions purchased from December 23rd through the 29th in Japan. Currently, we have no idea on how the Vita version of X-2 sold although further information from Media Create should be available some time this week.

These numbers put FFX|X-2 HD above Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which released a month prior in Japan on November 21st and marked the first of Square Enix’s dual-holiday Final Fantasy releases. For a more direct comparison, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX – Square Enix’s other HD remaster to date – sold 132K at launch.

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  • Jesus Christ

    Why am I NOT surprised that shade has been thrown at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII sales once again.

    https://31.media.tumblr.com/a92170b8ad6eca47168c917eebac8ce0/tumblr_myjo0aN2PW1sv5a2jo2_500.gif

    Oh well, at the end of the day, I’m getting the collector editions for both Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Yay, I win! Praise Myself – only.

  • Billy Jackson

    Well you’re lucky… Collectors editions for both of those games haven’t even been announced for Europe!! :'( Sorry, I’ve just been a little upset about this…

    ON topic though, a possible reason as to why these sales are surpassing FF:LR is just that the Japanese really love their handhelds.

  • Jesus Christ

    Awww, it’s OK.

    I just don’t think it’s a fair comparison here. With X/X-2 HD you’re getting TWO games at a lower price (if you buy the standard editions, of course). Also, there’s that nostalgia and familiarity aspects to buying the games. AND you get to choose PS3 or handles. People who have played the games before know they were critically and commercially successful, so it’s easy to see why it’s doing so well with HD ports.

    LR, on the other hand, face obstacles X/X-2 HD don’t. Well, for one, it’s obviously people are pissed off. That ending in XIII-2 (come on, really!). I just think bad decision making that really really rubbed people the wrong way. And a lot of bad publicity and gossip on the net. But, of course, I’m not affected. My allegiance set in stone. LOL

  • Somber

    Brace yourself. Some stupid (anti?)fans will start talking about how this outsell LR. lol

    I’m glad that X|X-2 performed so well. To be honest, this is the COMBINED sales including Vita sales NOT solely on PS3 🙂

  • XYFEIR

    The sales for LR weren’t really that bad compared to this when you think about the fact that this had a nostalgia factor going for it, and you’re getting two games. As well as LR being a relatively new concept in the series, which can sometimes alienate people.

    Regardless of sales, it shouldn’t stop you from playing/enjoying the games you love. I hope to pick this one up along with my LR Collector’s Edition. :3

  • Iceygames

    Im happy to see FFX did well but another thing to be noted is that LR didn’t have a portable port which I believe would of did it a bit more justice just like it did with FFX/X-2 HD

  • I’m so glad FFX|X-2 HD performed well on japanese sales! I don’t care if it outsells Lightning Returns, since I was expecting both games to have good sales. I must confess that I got surprised by the difference between KH 1.5 HD and FFX|X-2 HD sales numbers.

  • Mateus.E

    Good to know you are so reasonable!

  • Mateus.E

    Indeed.This is what I like in this page.

  • SkyBladeCloud

    Awesome numbers! I wonder if that’ll be enough for Kitase to give FFXII the HD treatment too.

  • miss chel

    Why the comparison with Lightning Returns? It is indeed unfair as the others have pointed out.

    On the other hand, congrats SE for the good sales. I hope Kitase sees the figures enough to warrant a XII HD Remaster. Also, I just learned KH 1.5 HD’s sales in this post and I’m surprised as well. I thought it was at least in the 300k at launch.

  • iLoveLightning

    “Shade has been thrown”

    Ok, I like you.

  • Anime10121

    O.O Hot damn them are some good numbers!

  • Jesus Christ

    I am Jesus after all.

  • Jesus Christ

    Guuuuuurrllll

  • FFFan

    Impressive numbers indeed, can I have my FFXII HD now? Please? You promised Square =P

    Nonetheless, I think the comparison with LR is not very fair and totally uncalled for:
    * LR is a brand new game featuring Japan’s most beloved character, Lightning, in the epic conclusion of the Lightning saga. FFX|X-2 is more than a decade old and everyone and their dads already know how the story ends.
    * LR is “the most polished FF game ever”, with tons of side-quests, weapons, … . FFX|X-2 is just an HD remaster with zero new content added if you are a Japanese player with access to the International versions.
    * LR has tons of costumes for Lightning. FFX|X-2’s cast only has one outfit per-game each.
    * LR is “world-driven” game, the second evolution of the “story driven” archaic concept used in FFXIII and FFX|X-2 before it.
    * SE released FFX|X-2 right after Xmas, a period where people don’t usually buy games because they have little income left to spare after the holiday shopping spree that started way back in November when LR was released.

  • iLoveLightning

    I said oh lawd Jesus it’s a fire!

  • Jesus Christ

    I got bronchitis – ain’t NOBODY got time fo dat! LMAO! you got twitter?

  • iLoveLightning

    LOL! And yeah, @Sergeant_Farron 🙂

  • MrFinalgamer

    you do know FF X HD sold almost twice the amount of copies in comparison to LR?

  • Krijn van Alten

    A XII HD? Yes please! Forget everything about X-3, please!

  • Another day, another jab thrown at Lightning. :(_

    I wish SE success on all their releases because if a game does poorly, that’s a blow to the company.

    I’m personally not the biggest fan of remakes in any genre (I just think that time, money, and resources should be focused on newer games) I’ll probably pick up X/X-2 to support SE.

  • Kuja9001

    FFX is Japan’s fav FF as well.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Whatever the reasons are, sales are important for SE. Hopefully they come to the decision that it is more wise to make a XII HD that a X-3.

  • Storm

    pack with two games + vita release. LR sold more comparing only the PS3 version, but X360…

  • Mateus.E

    well,can’t say the same about your faithful,especially in this fanbase.At least you are!

  • Krijn van Alten

    I read your comments now for some days, and you really try desperately to proof us what a wonderful game LR actually is.

  • Mateus.E

    they could make both.X-3 is most likely a cheap product,just like Lightning Returns.So,most of the sells it get is already profit enough.

  • Mateus.E

    it is ridiculous.We are first and foremost Final fantasy series fans,then we are fans of each or some of the numbered entries.
    Wishing for a numbered entry to go to hell just because one didn’t like it is shooting everyone of us in the head.
    There is no victory or loss in a numbered entry selling less or more than another,as long as it sells well enough for SE and gives them all the money they need to their games…

  • Mateus.E

    well,he is doing his job as a fan,promoting the final fantasy series and convert possibly indecisive rpg players to this series… this way increasing SE’s profit and allowing it to develop more and better games.It is really impressive his dedication.

  • Mateus.E

    well,people want to “beat” Lightning Returns,so they aren’t going to waste any chance,even if they are being intellectually dishonest…
    comparing a sequel of a sequel to a HD remake of a numbered entry in the same pack with it’s sequel(really,no one is going to object to buy 2 games for the price of one),plus the vita versions,each sold separately…is quite dumb.

  • Alleo

    Why do we always have to compare two different games with each other? So yeah X/X-2 sold more than LR but why do people always try to hate on Lightning returns =( We know that you don´t like it but please remember that there are fans of it on this side. And like others wrote this is a remaster of a quite loved game and you get two games instead of one..not only that but it´s also on PS Vita. I do wonder if this mean that the remaster would have sold much less than LR if it was only on PS3? I mean if we look at the numbers then LR sold more on PS3 than X/X-2 which is kinda surprising for me.

    I read comments on other sides where some people already celebrated that it outsold LR….I´m sorry but I find this so childish. Be happy that it sold well and let fans of other games enjoy theirs..

  • XYFEIR

    Dat sarcasm…

  • Mateus.E

    If the PS3 had true backward compatibility with PS2,we wouldn’t need some of those remasters…but people say it makes the console expensive and then they buy piles upon piles of remasters.Yeah.
    the kingdom hearts remakes,I think they were much needed.What SE did splitting the games among 4(tecnically 3,since the 3ds reads DS) different consoles was ridiculous…reuniting 6/8 of the games on the PS3 was smart.My only fear is that,since kingdom hearts is continuing after 3,they will return to do this again.

  • iLoveLightning

    And I thought only clever people could be sarcastic! Who knew?

  • Storm

    “pack with two games + vita release. LR sold more comparing only the PS3 version, but X360…”

    I didn’t said anything about the quality of the game, you should read with more attention next time.

  • Pekola

    Lol you’re glad now that X is ‘beating’ Lightning Returns.

    But when you read the Novella that expands on events after X-2, then we’ll see who’s glad. Lolol. I suspect most people will lose their heads over it.

    *evil cackle*

  • Storm

    xD

  • Pekola

    As someone who enjoys both games and isn’t into the whole fighting thing, I find this state of events simply funny.

    Either way those who invest unhealthy amounts of emotion in it will still lose.

  • You’re making too much sense, my friend.

  • An XII HD remaster… I’d give anything for that!

  • miss chel

    Same same!

  • Mateus.E

    well,we need a little bit of sense,if we are gonna keep our sanity among this fanbase.It is just like Somber said,the fans should stand together,ready…and not fightning against one another.

  • Mateus.E

    I don’t like XII,I wouldn’t buy it again,but,truth be told,it’s fans deserve a HD remake,since X/X-2 got it and they can love XII so much.Well,considering how much X/X-2 sold,I am sure they saw there is demand,and they said XII HD depended on it…but well,we need to wait till E3,I suppose.SE should play more cleanly with their fans,and stop the teasing.

  • Mateus.E

    heh,it is gonna be fun.I usually ignore novellas,especially since the translations are so messy…the audio drama is good enough.

  • Guest

    Yeah, but actually using their brain takes a lot more effort.

  • juma086

    Too soon, too soon. D:

  • Somber

    Whatever. Lame comprison is lame. lol

  • Caliburn

    Now I am mad, how dare you write 339K, that means 339 Kelvin which is approximately 1 Celsius, which is a measurement of heat, and have absolutely nothing to do with this article.

    THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! You should have a small k for kilo which means thousand. I am so disappointed right now.

  • Caliburn

    Emm, that was a lot of commas…

  • Anime10121

    Look, I’m highly anticipating LR too but the fact of the matter is, it sold bad. For a fully featured Final Fantasy flagship title (be it sequel or no) it’s having the worst selling first couple weeks in the franchises history. So when a remaster of an almost 14 year old game beats a full on “main” title, it IS worth a mention.

    I think its sad how some folks here seem to jump on Errens case just because she doesn’t worship the ground the XIII series walks on. I’ve been on this site for quite a while, and Erren even with her disliking XIII stays pretty much as impartial/neutral as you can get, and has provided news on the entire FNC project. I mean some of you seem to take for granted how much news and how fast she tends to bring it just because she says something critical about our ” precious XIII games which are perfect in every way and never deserve any negative critiques”.

    I like a lot of you guys but sometimes I can’t help but smh at these comment threads. 🙁

    Edit: didn’t mean to post that as a direct reply to you sowwie

  • Anime10121

    The remaster was outsourced. If they remaster XII it will again be outsourced, that in no way effects the main teams developing at Square, besides small stuffs like creating new assets.

  • Ai-chan

    The last paragraph made no mention of Lightning Returns’ sales figures, which I believe added to the unfairness. The only really significant console for LR is the PS3 in Japan, while X/X-2 has the advantage of two mediums to choose from; the PS3 and PS Vita.

    The people who would buy the remaster are unlikely to be your average joe. When a new numbered FF title comes out, you tend to have plenty of newcomers buying the games. Most of the buyers for X/X-2 and LR, however, are going to be fans of that specific series. Dated games/sequels don’t usually attract newcomers or casual gamers.

    Regarding Lightning Returns; it’s the third sequel in the XIII series. The fall in sales numbers is simply the law of diminishing marginal utility at work. A drop in demand due to having had too much of the same slice of cake in a short time. It’s the reason why XIII-2 sold half of XIII’s number, followed by LR selling half of XIII-2’s; and surprise, X-2 selling half of X’s during its release.

    Eat ten slices of cake in a day and you’d probably puke, but wait a year and it might be the best dessert you’ve tasted in a while. That’s what I see as the ‘nostalgia’ factor that drives the X/X-2 remaster’s sales up.

    I hope the Westerners keep in mind that Japan still considers Lightning to be one of the more beloved FF heroines in the franchise. I’ve had to witness them complain to no end about XIII to the point that I’m quite convinced they believe their opinion = the world’s opinion.

    So I guess I’ll jab at the community a little. I like to eat rice and bread, so shove off and don’t wave your fast food at me. They’re more unhealthy anyway.

    (Sorry, just a little pissed atm.)

  • Ai-chan

    The last paragraph made no mention of Lightning Returns’ sales figures, which I believe added to the unfairness. The only really significant console for LR is the PS3 in Japan, while X/X-2 has the advantage of two mediums to choose from; the PS3 and PS Vita.

    The people who would buy the remaster are unlikely to be your average joe. When a new numbered FF title comes out, you tend to have plenty of newcomers buying the games. Most of the buyers for X/X-2 and LR, however, are going to be fans of that specific series. Dated games/sequels don’t usually attract newcomers or casual gamers.

    Regarding Lightning Returns; it’s the third sequel in the XIII series. The fall in sales numbers is simply the law of diminishing marginal utility at work. A drop in demand due to having had too much of the same slice of cake in a short time. It’s the reason why XIII-2 sold half of XIII’s number, followed by LR selling half of XIII-2’s; and surprise, X-2 selling half of X’s during its release.

    Eat ten slices of cake in a day and you’d probably puke, but wait a year and it might be the best dessert you’ve tasted in a while. That’s what I see as the ‘nostalgia’ factor that drives the X/X-2 remaster’s sales up.

    I hope the Westerners keep in mind that Japan still considers Lightning to be one of the more beloved FF heroines in the franchise. I’ve had to witness them complain to no end about XIII to the point that I’m quite convinced they believe their opinion = the world’s opinion.

    I like to eat rice and bread, but don’t wave your fast food at me, because they’re more unhealthy anyway.

    (Just a little pissed atm)

  • Zerox20

    The reason the numbers are posted the way they are is because its comparing Holiday Sales of other titles around that time. Since LR and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 are the two main titles that released during the Holiday along with FFX|X-2 thats where the comparisons are drawn.

    It has nothing to do with FFX|X-2 sold better then LR or downplaying LR at all.

  • Storm
  • Alleo

    No problem 😉
    I do think that we should threat sequels especially the second sequel of a game different as if this would be a completely new main game. Like others wrote, every sequel even X-2 sold less than the main one. It may be that it sold not that great but it does not mean that it sold really bad 🙂 who knows maybe it exactly what the company thought it would sell (And sadly we still don´t know the digital sales =( they would be interesting too.) And still the remaster had two games and it´s a loved game. Another factor could even be that it´s already that old ^^ some may not have played it because they did not have a PS2 anymore and bought it now.

    In the end even if it may not have been looking like it, I don´t really care if a game sold more than another, even if I like the other game more. I only care if I enjoy it or not 😉 I just don´t like comparing games to each other,it brings nothing but stress.

    I can only talk for me but I did not really mean Erren (sorry if it sounded like that) With “you” I mainly meant some people that already wrote some “nice” comments about Lightning returns. (And before reading this article I already found other threads in the internet where they already hated on LR again) Maybe we fans overreact sometimes but there are so many hate comments on other sides (they even talk about other FF titles only to suddenly bash the XIII-saga again like some kind of sport) that it´s nice to be somewhere, where other fans discuss this nicely (and with that I don´t mean that it should be without criticism, no, but at least without hate). Sadly there are also such haters here who only post such comments for the sake of it. And this is what I found childish. I mean look at the thread about Yuna being the number one of the females. There are already hate posts about Lightning..why can´t we just enjoy something without trashing something else. =(

  • Pekola

    The game didn’t sell bad. The sales indicate that it sold through most of it’s shipment, (I think there’s mentions of it selling it all now at 400k, but I’m not sure on that)

    I don’t understand why people insist that it sold badly. Sure, it didn’t sell millions of copies, but NO ONE expected it to. Not Square Enix, not the naysayers, not the fans.

    You know what the problem is? Haters rubbing it in as if it was supposed to be some sort of victory and finding enjoyment in antagonizing someone else’s tastes. You (by you I mean people in general) didn’t like XIII or it’s sequels? Fine, you can express your disappointment or dislike.

    But then it goes a step further into shaming those who like the games and comparing the games to human waste or reveling in the fact that it’s not selling millions of copies. It takes a -special- kind of person and a lot of cynicism, masochism and self-importance — to go into message boards about a series you dislike and rag, rag, rag and keep ragging. That is downright hatred. Hatred where you want and need to see something fail.

    Keep in mind that we’re not talking about hating something that most people would find criminal or undesirable–like sexual assault or child abuse. We’re talking about a game! All of this hatred and all of this pointless diatribe over a game. Talk about first world problems.

    As for Erren. I don’t know what to tell you. She stays as impartial and neutral as can be—delivering news and bringing us stuff.

  • Sapientia

    Not bad, but I was expecting something like 400-500k. Now…FFXII HD remake, pls.

  • Mateus.E

    yeah,maybe a paragraph is in order.

  • Sock

    I hope the Westerners keep in mind that Japan still considers Lightning to be one of the more beloved FF heroines in the franchise.

    At a time where it was either like Lightning or GTFO.

    You know how these things work, right? Look at the next article. In the advent of X|X-2 HD, guess who is voted top of the poll? Yuna.

    In a couple years time will we see Lightning at the top of these polls? Most likely not.

    The last paragraph made no mention of Lightning Returns’ sales figures, which I believe added to the unfairness.

    She already mentioned LR’s sales figures, why would she do it again?

  • Sock

    Comparing an new action game to a re-master of two 14 year old turn-based games truly is a dumb comparison.

  • Sock

    Or, just, you know, less commas.

  • Mateus.E

    well,english isn’t my first language,and in my first one,it is a habit of using many commas.Well,deal with it,if it bothers you.If not,let it be.
    oh,sorry,too many commas.

  • Ai-chan

    Then I’ll amend my statement. Since the article made no reference to LR’s sales figures, I believe it added a layer of confusion for the reader. The article wasn’t very clear that the sales figures were listed based on SE games released for the recent holidays (Christmas/New Year), and so the omission of LR’s sales figures seemed suspicious to many and not just me. The sales figures for LR were mentioned but not listed alongside the other games. Perhaps the intent was noble, but it gave the wrong impression to some people.

    Also, read my comment again. “One of” does not equate to “top”. I’ve read the next article and Lightning was in second, no? Pretty high for a heroine that’s the punching bag of a big part of the Western community. And I would also appreciate if you could offer some facts regarding this “most likely not”, because you’re ambiguous enough with your argument as is.

  • Sock

    The article wasn’t very clear that the sales figures were listed based on SE games released for the recent holidays (Christmas/New Year), and so the omission of LR’s sales figures seemed suspicious to many and not just me.

    The writer was just trying to give the reader a comparison. It should be expected that comparisons would be drawn by games in the same series, especially when both FFX|X-2 HD and LR have just been released. I mean c’mon, the whole reason sales figures are mentioned are to draw comparisons, else they’re just pointless numbers.

    “One of” does not equate to “top”.

    I neither said nor implied that.

    I’ve read the next article and Lightning was in second, no?

    A drop from where she was last year. My point was that the only reason these characters are popular is because their respective games are newly out.

    And I would also appreciate if you could offer some facts regarding this “most likely not”


    Okay, how about the fact that she just barely scraped second place even when her new game is out? Yuna was coming in third or fourth place in these polls if I recall correctly, but in the advent of her new game, she’s top of the poll, by quite a large margin, I assume. Lightning’s game is out, and yet she is not at the top of the poll.

  • Ai-chan

    First off, your example of that single poll is what could be defined as gross generalisation in Economics. While you are noting that Lightning isn’t at the top of the poll like previous ones, you aren’t really proving the credibility of that one example. Serah, for instance, doesn’t make very high in the polls, yet she still stands somewhere in the list below the top three.

    It begs a counter-question to your argument, “What happened to her character also being popular, under the same reasoning that she’s in a newly out game?”. I have already discussed in my previous comment about marginal utility/demand and how Final Fantasy X/X-2 has its own sort of appeal based on its nostalgia. There are many factors that “could” explain this poll, yet aren’t substantial enough to be accepted as conclusive proof. I could argue back that Lightning Returns released two months ago in November, and since the recent vote was “supposed” to coinside with the release of X/X-2 Remaster, fans voted based on how excited they were over that game instead.

    When you say, “most likely not”, all it is is an opinion. An educated guess would require more data to look at, which we don’t have.

    On another note, the idea that Lightning is one of FF heroines genuinely liked by the fanbase was a basis of my argument, which I am implying that you ignored when you solely talked about the “top” of the polls.

    ‘The writer was just trying to give the reader a comparison. It should be expected that comparisons would be drawn by games in the same series, especially when both FFX|X-2 HD and LR have just been released. I mean c’mon, the whole reason sales figures are mentioned are to draw comparisons, else they’re just pointless numbers.’

    There is a glaring error you’ve made here that I’d like to point out. This article did not list down a “number” or sales figure for LR and hence did not draw a comparison between “games in the same series” at all. Only Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX and X/X-2 HD had their sales numbers listed due to having been released for the holidays.

  • Sock

    First off, your example of that single poll is what could be defined as gross generalisation in Economics.

    I was using both polls for my evidence actually. Of course it’s a generalisation. There’s no way to factually provide proof that the people’s opinion of Lightning is declining. That’s impossible.

    It’s funny, ’cause I merely made a sweeping statement. “Most likely not” does not require proof. It wasn’t a claim. However, you said that Lightning is one of the most popular characters in Japan, which is a claim. So, I assume you’ll have proof to back that up then? I assumed that when you made that claim, you were referring that Facebook poll, hence why I started talking about it. So what were you referring to when you made that claim?

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 has its own sort of appeal based on its nostalgia

    .

    Which would only appeal to a small number of people, especially smaller than the people who want a new action game.

    When you say, “most likely not”, all it is is an opinion. An educated guess would require more data to look at, which we don’t have.

    We have two open polls, both of the data in each correlating. I would say that’s enough, for Japan anyway.

    On another note, the idea that Lightning is one of FF heroines genuinely liked by the fanbase was a basis of my argument, which I am implying that you ignored when you solely talked about the “top” of the polls

    .

    What? I was talking about Lightning’s position in the polls.

    There is a glaring error you’ve made here that I’d like to point out. This article did not list down a “number” or sales figure for LR and hence did not draw a comparison between “games in the same series” at all. Only Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX and X/X-2 HD had their sales numbers listed due to having been released for the holidays.


    Why would an exact number be necessary (especially when sales figures aren’t certain)? Would you be happier if sales numbers were mentioned? Because LR was released in the holiday as well.

  • Ai-chan

    Please do scroll down and have a look at Zerox20’s comment. He’s explained the EXACT reason why LR’s sales figures weren’t mentioned. I get the feeling that you’re not following my train of thought at all, and it’s really starting to irk me. Am I not explaining myself properly? Really, I apologise that English isn’t my first language.

    Honestly, the lack of a number for LR’s sales was where my problems began with. What the writer made was an honest mistake and there was where I drew my discontent from. It confused me and several other readers, making us draw the wrong conclusion for its omission. Rather than drag this argument out, I want you to understand the reason why LR’s sales figure wasn’t listed.

    For what it’s worth, I did say in my first comment I was pissed, but I also said that we lacked enough data to make a proper conclusion. Now I’m standing by the latter. I made a small error in judgement, and that I admit.

    So regarding the use of two polls for a conclusion, I disagree that it makes enough data for a conclusion. Lightning fell from first place to second, did she not? Things fluctuate all the time, and the case of X/X-2 being in the market during the holidays is a factor for fluctuating demand. We can’t know much for sure unless we have several sets of polls at different points in time.

    I believe that listing the sales figures would be more fair. It sold less than X/X-2 HD Remaster, but this is considering the fact that X/X-2 was available on both PS3 and PS Vita. Xbox 360 sales in Japan are nearly negligent, so its absence wouldn’t have affected the number of about 200k by much. Japan’s been really strong on mobile gaming lately and a lot of Vita users would have liked to have a huge RPG game on their PS Vitas to play anywhere they go. These are conditions to consider.

  • Sock

    Please do scroll down and have a look at Zerox20’s comment. He’s explained the EXACT reason why LR’s sales figures weren’t mentioned.

    Where? I want quotes, because all I see is an explanation as to why comparisons were drawn between LR and X|X-2.

    Am I not explaining myself properly? Really, I apologise that English isn’t my first language.

    Your English is fine, your logic is not.

    It confused me and several other readers, making us draw the wrong conclusion for its omission

    .

    No, it annoyed you and several other readers that LR was mentioned, not that there was no mention of exact sales figures. People are annoyed that LR is somehow being shamed or something because X|X-2 sold more than it. No one here except you is pissed because LR’s sale figures weren’t mentioned. How could you possibly be pissed of at that? What confusion could you possibly have? The writer states that X|X-2 sold more than LR, so what’s left to say?

    I disagree that it makes enough data for a conclusion

    .

    I don’t care. I made a sweeping statement. I don’t need heaps of spreadsheets and data to prove it. I was merely providing evidence for my thought. I didn’t make a claim.

    Oh and I see you still haven’t provided evidence for your claim. Not surprised.

    It sold less than X/X-2 HD Remaster, but this is considering the fact that X/X-2 was available on both PS3 and PS Vita.

    X|X-2 is also a re-master of a 14 year old turn based game, while LR returns is a new action game. There are lots of conditions but once again, the fact of the matter is that X|X-2 HD sold more that LR, I’m afraid you’ll just have to deal with that.

    …its absence wouldn’t have affected the number of about 200k by much.

    It was less than 200k, and wrong. The user base for the 360 in Japan is actually sitting at about 2 million+. In 2011 it was reported that the 360 had sold 1.5 million in Japan alone. It’s 2014 now, so we can logically assume it’s sitting around 2.2 million. In 2012 it was reported that the Vita had sold 2.2 WORLDWIDE.

    I know that Vita sales will probably now be higher, but not by a large margin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Vita#Sales

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/307906/xbox-360-hits-15-million-sales-in-japan/