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 FFXIII  Tops 1 Million Units Day One

FFXIII Tops 1 Million Units Day One

December 18, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

December 18, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander
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Square Enix says the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy XIII sold in excess of one million copies on its launch day yesterday in Japan.

The title quickly pushed to the top of the Japanese PlayStation 3 charts -- though it'll be a multiplatform release in the U.S. and Europe when it launches in the West in March 2010, it's PS3-exclusive in Japan. The company revealed that FFXIII first-day sales "exceeded one million", according to consumer weblog Kotaku.

Square Enix had initially prepared to ship around 1 million units for the big day, but ultimately ended up shipping closer to 2 million. That's a similar shipment to prior-generation Final Fantasy XII -- even though the PlayStation 2 has a considerably larger userbase than the PS3.

Alongside the game's launch, Square Enix has launched a themed space in the PlayStation 3's Home world, where users will be able to purchase FFXIII-themed virtual goods and accessories as part of Home's first strides into the "freemium" model.


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