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Final Fantasy XIII PS3 vs Xbox 360 Compared – Xbox Inferior

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The Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII has been confirmed as being significantly inferior to the PS3 original, with Xbox 360 in game graphics at 1024×576/2xAA versus 1280×720/2xMSAA on the PS3; texture quality and draw distance on the Xbox also suffer degradation, far from the “identical” versions Square Enix promised.

Preliminary comparison shots of the two versions illustrate the difference:

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Previously players of both versions had reported noticeable inferiority – now this appears confirmed beyond doubt.

Incidentally, after being caught releasing clearly doctored comparison shots of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, Square Enix released some “genuine” replacements – however in a less that reassuring sign they left in a mouse cursor on several of the Xbox 360 shots, visible in the top left:

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It’s not clear whether sheer carelessness or some other reason is responsible for this; in any case the reason for their initial reluctance to release genuine shots is perhaps now clear – they insisted the versions were “identical.”

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