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Final Fantasy XIII ships 5 million copies

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 10, 2010 by James Love

Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy XIII has shipped over 5 million copies now on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide.

Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers told Gamesindustry.biz that the European launch of Final Fantasy XIII has been “incredible,” and with combined sales of 96 million for the series to date expect a lot more from the Final Fantasy series to come.

Final Fantasy XIII international trailer

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags on January 13, 2010 by James Love


The international trailer for FF XIII has been released by the chaps over at Square Enix, featuring English dubbing and the sounds of Leona Lewis. Three new screenshots have been unveiled too, check them out over at VG247.

Final Fantasy XIII launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 9th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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GOONL!NE: The Game of the Year Awards 2009

Posted in 2k Games, Activision, Atari, Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Eidos, Final Fantasy XIII, Konami, Microsoft Games Studios, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Take Two, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on December 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

It’s that time of year, folks.

The time where we sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff and find out which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Daddy or Chips? But in our case, Uncharted 2 or Modern Warfare 2.

These are just two of the game that are in the running for Game of the Year 2009, alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter IV.

We do have other awards too though, you know. So, let’s not waste any other time, and let’s get cracking. All of the awards are below.

Just one thing though: all of the staff involved in the process, both full-time and freelance, had a clean slate. They were free to pick any game that was on the consoles as their nomination. Basically, you picked Left 4 Dead 2 as a nomination in GOTY, it would also go down as your vote for GOTY. Same for all the other categories.

This could mean you may only see one game completely run away with it in one category, while it becoming very close in others.

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Final Fantasy XIII Smashes 1 Million Mark in Japan

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags on December 18, 2009 by James Love

We all knew Final Fantasy XIII would be big, and today Square Enix have announced the sales figures from Japan to back it up, with the game shifting over 1 million copies in its first 24 hours of being on shelves.

The sales figures though don’t include the Lightning Edition PS3 bundle, so if you were to include those the figure would be slightly higher.

[via Kotaku]

Final Fantasy XIII Launches in Japan

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 on December 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

After years and months of waiting, Final Fantasy XIII has launched in Japan.

Square Enix has apparently confirmed that under 2 million units of the game has shipped to retailers in the country (thanks, UFFS), including those bundled with the Lightning and Sazh PS3 bundles that were also released, although numbers for how many bundles have shipped are unknown.

We wont get the early sales numbers for the game until possibly Friday most likely. As far as the hardware goes, for which FFXIII is expected to push PS3 sales into space, we’ll know the first indications on Friday when Media-Create releases the hardware numbers for the week, which should give the first indications.

We wont know the full effect of what the game has done in the MC software charts, as the game’s release was too late to be counted for the latest charts released earlier this morning.

The game won’t be releasing in the West until Tuesday March 9th 2010 for PS3 and Xbox 360. We’ve imported our copy of the game, so we’ll be sure to write some first impressions and maybe capture even the first 20 minutes. Stay tuned, sports fans.

For now, check our No# 10 of our 2010 Advent Calendar, which is Final Fantasy XIII today.

GOONL!NE Advent Calendar: #10 – Final Fantasy XIII

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags on December 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

As you read this, practically all of Japan will be a third way through their first playthrough of Final Fantasy XIII.

Us Westerners, unless you want to import like myself, won’t get our hands on the game until March 2010 in a US/EU sim-ship. The question that only remains is can Final Fantasy XIII turn out to be not just one of the best RPGs of next year, but the best of next year altogether?

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Final Fantasy XIII Special Edition PS3 Shots

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos) with tags on December 13, 2009 by James Love

With Final Fantasy XIII not too far off now, more shots of the special edition PS3 that will be accompanying the game have been released.

Check them out after the jump. Thanks Kotaku.

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New FFXIII TV Ad Shows New CG Goodness

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3 with tags on December 11, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Look. It’s a new Final Fantasy XIII TV ad from Japan!

The ad shows thirty seconds worth of CG stuff from the game, both old and new.

Watch after the break. Game is out in Japan on Thursday. No Western release until March 2010.

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CONFIRMED: Final Fantasy XIII Scores 39/40 in Famitsu

Posted in Famitsu, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3, Square Enix with tags on December 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

GOONL!NE can confirm that Final Fantasy XIII has been given a 39/40 in the latest Famitsu. It was rumored earlier.

As our friends at UFFF points out, it’s scored more then FFIX, FFVII, FFVIII, which scored 38. It ties with FFX on the 39, but narrowly misses out on the 40, which FFXII managed a couple of years ago.

UFFF also translated some early quotes from the review:

The story is substantial like no FF before it” and “battles based around changing characters’ roles are fresh and highly strategic.”

You’ll be sorry if you don’t play this!”

Scan is after the break. The game is out next week in Japan.

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RUMOR: Famitsu Gives Final Fantasy XIII 39/40

Posted in Famitsu, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags on December 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

This is unconfirmed at this time, but according to HKGolden, Famitsu has given Final Fantasy XIII a 39/40.

It got a 10/9/10/10 from the reviewers, although this is unconfirmed at this time. Famitsu does get released out of terrortories outside of Japan, like Hong Kong and China. But the magazine, which did use to launch on a Tuesday until earlier this year in August, now gets a Friday release.

We will have to see the issue in questions before confirming it. We’ll be here all this week for if and when they leak the scans of the review before the public release.

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