The latest sales figures relate the considerable success of Final Fantasy XIII, with 1.5 million copies sold on its initial opening, along with a record-breaking weekly figure of some 250,000 PS3s sold.
This compares to Japanese opening sales of previous titles fairly favourably, with sales possibly set to exceed 2 million:
2001： PS2 FFX 1.75 million (2.33 total)
2003: PS2 FFX-2 1.47 million (1.94 total)
2006：PS2 FFXII 1.84 million (2.23 total)
Though undeniably the prettiest in the series, just whether this incarnation matches up to the rest in gameplay is still a matter of considerable acrimony.
As expected, Final Fantasy XIII appears to be the killer app set to combine with the PS3 slim for a major mid-lifecycle fillip, although whether it will reverse Sony’s fortunes completely remains to be seen, particularly with the exclusive international release snatched from their grasp…