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11 Feb 2010
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Retailer Slashes Final Fantasy XIII's Price In Half

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Not only are used copies of Final Fantasy XIII not worth very much money, new copies of the game are cheap, cheap, cheap. Great news if you haven't bought the game.

 

The PS3 game went on sale on December 17 for ¥9,240 (US$102). Shops have been buying back the game for ¥1,500.

 

Retailer Sofmap in Tokyo's Akihabara has stacks and stacks of Final Fantasy XIII. Yours for ¥3,980 ($44), but this is a limited time sale promotion. To point to this as a sign that FFXIII was some sort of failure in Japan is a mistake. It's not that at all.

 

However, it does show that retailers might have ordered too many copies of the game and are trying to unload copies. Bad for them, but good thing for consumers! If you haven't already, go pick up your copy at 59 percent off. Do it.

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Like the case art. Are we getting the completely "westernised case" with Lightning on the front? Naff if so.

 

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ok il just learn japanese, fly over and pick up my copy.....

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Nope! It's no good, I can't wait for a reduced price. I'll stick at my pre-order cost, thanks.
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Like you said, very bad news for the retailers but great for consumers looking for a good bargain.

 

Interesting post OP :Thumbs:

 

 

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DrTrouserPlank wrote:

Like the case art. Are we getting the completely "westernised case" with Lightning on the front? Naff if so.

 


 

 Hope we get this case :D

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Kiez wrote:

DrTrouserPlank wrote:

Like the case art. Are we getting the completely "westernised case" with Lightning on the front? Naff if so.

 


 

 Hope we get this case :D


Pretty sure we are. Surprised they didn't stick a few guns on the cover as well. That would probably would have shifted another 500,000 copies to the western audience.
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The japanese cases just seem bland and boring to me
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the CE has the normal white cover i think which is good

 

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Since we're used to a plain white background with the logo, I'd say it's what we should have too. I find the American box arts too crowded, whilst the European FF box arts have always been simple. I see the special edition will have the Japanese box art, but I won't be picking it up.
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I would hardly call the most successful launch of any final fantasy ever a failure.. 

 

Funny thing is they had the record sales on launch when thier retail price for the standard edition was the same price as our collectrs edition..

 

It is true that it was predicted to ship a lot more copies being the biggest final fantasy since VII, but sales wise its been successful enough.

 

Proiblem has been the lack of towns which is actually part of the story but still we would be waiting another year or 2 for them to develop lots of towns and cities and keep the graphical standards the same as the rest of the game..   The only way they could have delivered what everyone wanted was to make the graphics look like dragon age origins which could have been ripped from the ps2.  

 

Peoples expectations is the reasons why this will be the end of the final fantasy series.  Square cant deliver on peoples expectations its imposible and because of this people complain, the bottom line is this is by far the best final fantasy to date, up there with VI and VI.   We all know if any other developer had released this game under a diferent name it would have won critical aclaim across the board and more than likely been game of the year. 

 

 Also they spent so many years working on this game to make it what it is and the press and public have made them realise if they spent an extra 10 years in the making they could never have made the press and public happy.   From now on expect mass produced average products instead of finely crafted masterpieces..

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The asia release of FFXIII has been sitting at US$50 for about a week at Play Asia now. The Japan release is still about US$100 (for the first print), which by the time you add shipping is still way too expensive for my taste... Thats more expensive thany I'm paying for the CE of the local release.

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