Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 “18GB” vs PS3 “38GB”

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The Xbox 360 port of Final Fantasy XIII has been confirmed as being almost half the size of the PS3 version, coming in at 18GB on 3 DVDs versus 38GB on one BD, far smaller than expected.

The comparison comes by way of review copy:

Disc 1: 5.9GB
Disc 2: 5.8GB
Disc 3: 6.6GB

Total: 18.3GB

Xbox owners will likely be hoping careful movie compression will limit the difference, but obtaining over 50% compression without a significant loss in movie quality is not very likely.

More problematically, preliminary reports are already showing actual in-game graphics have suffered on the Xbox 360, far from reassuring news for what was supposed to be an “absolutely identical” port.


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    Avatar of Fapping Time
    Comment by Fapping Time
    07:32 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God, make the fucking crying stop....

    still gonna play it, and then I'll decide to beat the damn horse or not...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game sucks anyway so who would bother buying it?

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    Comment by drunkspiderman667
    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's sort of why we play Xbox 360 these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it sucks in the sides and blows out the back. Get your facts straight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHA GAYBOX SUCK BBOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! YOU GUYS FAIL THE GAME SUCK ? FFX WAS SUCK ALSO PAL,FF12 IS MORE GAY ASS,FF7 IS FK BORING FF8 IS SHIT FF9 IS NOOB.WTF MAN FF13 IS THE BEST ! FUK U ALL ASSHOLE GO BACK AND PLAY YOUR GAY MASTER CHIEF ASXS

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:03 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would they get a 360 review copy in japan when the game isn't supposed to get released there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shhh. Don't ask obvious questions, just smile and nod and go along with the Sony-tards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only thing left to argue are load times.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So?

    A bad game loses its sole selling point when ported to a new console. Big whoop. No matter what console it's on, Final Fantasy XIII is a rigid, linear game that makes the actual game parts feel superfluous.

    I wonder if the game-breaking bugs that plague the PS3 version will be fixed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    who plays Final Fantasy XIII anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    obviously no one who is hating on it

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol @ everyone who complains at how horrible this game is and will still play it just to complain some more after they spend ridiculous amounts of hours playing it.... only to love it, but will post more hate just to look cool for their friends, but inside they will know :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Completed the game a few weeks back, and I'll have to say that the storyline presentation and challenge provided in battles (which I hope they don't tone down for the US version) is enough to make it a very playable game.

    The map is quite linear, I do miss having an entire world map to explore and having the need to find places to progress the storyline, but in exchange you'd always know what to do and where to go to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the words of Soundwave

    "Playstation superior. Xbox inferior."

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 28/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh man. Not being able to use Blu-ray seems to be hurting the Xbox.

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    Comment by Dadof2bg
    09:00 07/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This will suck for xbox arcade owners...I think microsoft wanted this game because they saw dollar signs in it......large size + reputable game with large fan base = sells on overpriced microsoft hdd's. I own a 360 elite and a ps3 slim (120gb)and I must say my ps3 is far superior to my 360. I purchased my ps3 first (2 years prior) so when I bought my 360 I had higher expectation's (like an internal wireless card at least). I think I will buy this game for the ps3 to test it out. I have heard mixed reviews as I did with WKC but I bought WKC and love it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 15/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Every one is kinda complaining from their own perspective... The games are never good enough.
    When it was old and classic, people said they wanted something different, new and all stylish.

    Now, FF13 is out. And people are complaining for different reasons. again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 21/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never even post in comment sections of websites. But I have to say. I am a true Final Fantasy fan. I have played all of them. And not just after 10 came out and everyone started jumping on the bandwagon. I played 7 and it was wonderful. Story, plot, side quests, characters, everything. The same for 8,9,10. 8 was a little boring but 10 was outstanding. Anyone who really appreciated FF knows X was everything you could want in an RPG. 11 was wack and 12 was like 11 without the online play. FF13 is another step down from 12 in my opinion. Yeah the music queues up in the beginning and is enchanting but the story and characters, I can't connect with them like 7 and 10. Where you actually cared about what happens to them. They tried to create a female cloud and use graphics and systems comparable to FFX but failed on story, characters, and overall plot. No suspense to get to that next aeon. Or the thrill of facing off against sephiroth. What about the urge to venture into the open world and find wonderful ultimate weapons and armor. Why do you think everyone keeps hating on FF 11 12 and 13. Because the story was lame, the characters are stupid and not important. I haven't felt like staying up and playing all night since X. At this point I am just waiting for Square to remaster 7 in HD and even X too. As far as the Final Fantasy name goes, I hate to say it but I won't just buy it anymore based on it's title.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 14/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game is only Linear until the end being you are running from Cocoon. Can't really go around in towns and cities and shop and explore when there is a militaristic people that view you as danger there. Also I'm sure they wouldn't want to have the Purge happen to them as well. So for the time being you are on the run until most of it is dealt with. The PSI-OP were right on their tail the entire time. As you can see by every time they stopped for a moment to breathe, Low and behold PSI-OP catches up to assassinate them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So that's about 3.3gb of extra space left over on the 360 version that SE could have used for textures/audio/video of higher quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now if only it was a good game...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once again, I can say "I told you so" to my X360 owning friend. Didn't believe me back then. But now disc swapping confirmed.

    Too bad we were both wrong on how the game turned out compared to past Final Fantasy titles.

    I may have "won" in this case but in a sense, we both lose in the end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you are lazy fuckers who can't move yourselves to change a disc? Dose your mother come into your room and let you suck her tits when you get hunger? I mean if taking 10 seconds to swap a disc is to much for you, who the fuck knows how hard it will be to feed yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 28/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey fuck tard! It's the simple fact we shouldn't have to switch discs. The tech is out there and we pay GOOD money for these systems that are supposed to be top notch. We shouldn't be having to interrupt gameplay and story to "insert disc 2" or lose content like in Lost Planet 2's case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    An entire site of people bashing on the 360... I bet if Xbox had every JRPG or J-Game in existence instead of Playstation you all would be sucking its proverbial balls instead. Just a bunch of whiney otaku bashing on a console for it's lack of what you want on it due to Playstation's monopoly over all the (not going to say good) mediocre games like Final Fantasy.

    Quit bashing something for the purpose of bashing it and go sit contently with your little PS3 version. Unless of course you own a 360 and are just butthurt over a developer halfassing the game on your console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sanaku complex, *facepalm*

    when 360 games install, only useful data is installed, never the whole dvd.

    when you want to troll, be knowledgeable. but i don't expect much from wapanese playstation fanboys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm good with my 3.2G Super Mario Galaxy, thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd like to add that no number of these stupid stories stop the 360 from having a far, far better selection of games, and that includes shooters and visual novels. One of the only compelling reasons for me to even turn on my PS3 is Ar Tonelico 3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japs is considered a racial slur, just wanted to throw it out there.

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    Comment by FrankHunter
    21:23 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it seems like everyone has heard and read about the game, but how many of you have actually payed it??? this game is awesome and the story was great. the gameplay was fun and challenging, the story was very well presented and there is pretty much always somewhere to go and someone to beat, its not hard to run into them of course because of the linear paths the game follows. yes, a lot of the game is in a straight path but its so much fun and the story really is interesting(excluding hope haha that kid is so annoying) if your a ff fan and your not gonna get this game because of what you've read and heard then i feel sorry for you. and the creators should definitely be proud of making this awesome game. the whole optima change system was really cool and challenging, once you've mastered it its A LOT of fun. i honestly didnt notice the game was linear until i looked on the internet and saw everybody without the game complaining haha, this game really really draws you in. i could talk about how awesome this game is all day. Truly worthy of that 39 out of 40 it got from famitsu

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    Comment by notanother4non
    03:27 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My good man speaks the truth, I'm still waiting for the PC version, havent bought a major console since my ps2 in 2000 imo that was/is still the best console on Earth. Been loyal to Final Fantasy series for almost 15 years and they were all great. Oh boy has the quality of forum replies gone down as the age of posters getting younger and younger.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You bought Endless Eight I take it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You get all your new only from sankaku I take it

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say he's not afraid of getting down-voted for voicing a positive opinion of the game in this site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:33 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game is so dumb I liek herd from everyone that this game is liek a marathon fuck SE for being so idiots! Now filesize is smaller not because xbox discs are dvd and ps3 is blu-ray but becaus SE are idiots and its stoopid marathon game!

    Right, Sankaku, right??? I do good?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    your logic is flawless. someone get this man a nobel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    noe you has bad logic. the game is stupid marathon game becuz that wot sankaku say and this is whhy SE is stupid and ruin games!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it seems like everyone has heard and read about the game, but how many of you have actually payed it??? this game is awesome and the story was great. the gameplay was fun and challenging, the story was very well presented and there is pretty much always somewhere to go and someone to beat, its not hard to run into them of course because of the linear paths the game follows. yes, a lot of the game is in a straight path but its so much fun and the story really is interesting(excluding hope haha that kid is so annoying) if your a ff fan and your not gonna get this game because of what you've read and heard then i feel sorry for you. and the creators should definitely be proud of making this awesome game. the whole optima change system was really cool and challenging, once you've mastered it its A LOT of fun. i honestly didnt notice the game was linear until i looked on the internet and saw everybody without the game complaining haha, this game really really draws you in. i could talk about how awesome this game is all day. truly worthy of that 39 out of 40 it got from famitsu

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    06:22 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually did... And while I think some aspects are fun, most of the stuff in the game is not so fun for me. And I feel that 39 out of 40 was underserved. I decided to abandon this game halfway. I understand the best part is near the end, but I don't want to waste more time on something I'm not really enjoying. I'm giving this game back to my friend.

    Maybe I'll buy the English language copy when it comes out and I'm in a long vacation... But this game is LOW in my entertainment priorities.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 11/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Paid post up here, as paid review from famitsu

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 21/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must not have played the other Final Fantasy titles. I agree the game does not suck as much as everyone says. But most dedicated fans have to come to appreciate Final Fantasy for what it is, not for what it could be one day. Almost all other FF games involve a gripping story, and characters. The ability to roam through an immense world and a myriad of side quests for weapons, armor, and magical moments. You really cared what happened to the characters and how they progressed. In 13 they stick you right in the middle of a confusing story and never really let you make the quest your own. It reminded me of playing sonic the hedgehog, where the backgrounds look amazing but the actual game play was boring and you just grind through to get to the next let down. After about 25 hours, I didn't care who had what weapon, I just leveled everyone up equally and optimized the best equipment. Not the way I would ever play a Final Fantasy. I just don't understand if they're going to make a game so different than what fans have come to love, than why not call this something else. Why shovel shit and call it sugar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reducing the resolution isn't going to save on disc space. Unless they drastically dropped the texture quality (to the point where the game wasn't even comparable, and it doesn't look quite THAT bad) then yes, the size difference will be reduced movie and sound quality. The 360 version's movies are in 720p (1280x720) compared to the PS3 version's movies which are in 1080p (1920x1080). Add to that the fact that the PS3 version will most likely have uncompressed sound compared to the 360 version's Dolby Digital, and consider that FMV and sound usually take up most of the space in any game, and it's not hard to see where the space savings come from.

    FF13 is hardly the first game to do this, either.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    08:34 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That kind of downsampling on the video and sound files, in a game that's practically an interactive movie (barely above stuff like Heavy Rain), is already enough to reach the 18 GB mark, no additional texture compression necessary. Many 360 games have just as many textures as FF XIII, and some of them may look even better. If there's any kind of limitation in that respect, it definitely has to do with Squeer Enix doing a rushed job... on what already seems to be a rushed game no less, lol.

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    Comment by onitake
    00:02 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the ps3 does have better graphics, which is most likely due to a higher texture resolution.

    and texture do take a lot of space. even if they're s3tc/dxtc compressed.
    just have a look at the hires texture packs available for some rpgs, they can easily be several gbs large. even for a not-so-recent game like oblivion, the community hires texture addon is 2gb.

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    Comment by echelon64
    20:47 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm going to make this easy for all of you before the PS3vsXbox360 arguments get posted like wildfire here.
    PS3:
    1) Great graphics
    2) Single Disk so no Disc Switching
    3) Will most likely have a HDD install.
    4) Best of the 2 consoles in terms of graphics and gameplay immersion
    Xbox360:
    1) Most people have a Xbox360 in the U.S. at least, so you'll get to play a usually Sony only game
    2) Will most likely have some sort of HDD install
    3) Is FULLY piratable, so you cheapos out there will most likely flood TPB, ISoHunt or whatever you use.
    4) Xbox360 controller>PS3 Sixaxxis/DualShock 3, just fukken admit it, it's an awesome controller Sony fans. Even PC users like the damn thing and that's saying something considering the whole KB/M arguments.
    Either way, graphics don't make or break a game at least to me. A great storyline, great characters, and awesome gameplay matter more than oh LOOK!! It's shinier!!! However great graphics are most definitely a plus. However considering the opinion that Sankaku-ites(?) hold here, what does it matter right? Hell, even Artefact's opinion has been less than stellar.
    inb4 relentless down-voting.

    P.S. Hopefully this doesn't get double-posted, if it does, I deeply apologize. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 controller = horrible. Your argument fails.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Having both systems and a PC for gaming, I'd have to say the X360 controller is the most comfortable device you can have in your hand. The absolute worst is the Gamecube controller. NOW THAT'S HORRIBLE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:00 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I was to play a traditional fighting game, I'd take the xbox controller over the PS3's weird d-pad any day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No hard drive install needed for the PS3 version. Also Final Fantasy is hardly a Sony only game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No HDD install for FFXIII on PS3. By getting this fact wrong, all of your other arguments are automatically nullfied, including the one about the controllers.

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    Comment by onitake
    23:18 24/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the 360 controller is as much crap as there can be in an input device. especially the d-pad. the ps controller ain't perfect, but it's at least suitable for playing beat'em'ups.
    and yes, i'm normally a pc gamer. my tools are a keyboard and a mouse.

    but your other arguments do have a point.






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