Nothing Official on Final Fantasy Versus 13 for Xbox 360

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Square Enix president Yoichi Wada recently mentioned that the company was "looking into" bringing the PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII--an action-RPG spin-off set in the Final Fantasy XIII universe--to Xbox 360 as it considers a multiplatform release.

Later, Wada clarified his statement via Twitter (translated by Kotaku), stating:

It seems the Internet is getting excited. Versus on the Xbox? What was said at the investors meeting was only that until the official announcement is made everything about all titles is pending.

We will have to wait for the final announcement, but it would make sense for Square Enix to be considering the Xbox 360 for additional Final Fantasy titles. First month sales in the US for Final Fantasy XIII, which was released for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 outside of Japan, showed 828,200 sold (PS3) to 493,900 sold (Xbox 360).

While console fanboys get excited about the PS3 version "beating" the Xbox 360 version, I'm sure Square Enix just cares that the Xbox 360 version put them over 1 million units sold in the US for the first month of release. Granted, many of those sales would have been made on the PS3 if it was exclusive, but going multiplatform can be beneficial.

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    May 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    ANNND? Who cares, really? This is like the 13th freakin game by these people. When are they gonna stop milking this franchise, without making much advancement in the way of gameplay, and actually make a different IP that doesn't suck?

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      May 19, 2010 5:08 PM

      P.S. If I offend anybody, sorry. However, this is a comment section, and comments, by their very nature, are highly opinionated. That said, I expect at least one counter-comment telling me how wrong/stupid/how-I-must-have-never-played-a-game-before. All I can say is, BRING-ETH ON-ETH!

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      May 19, 2010 5:17 PM

      they "milk it" because it makes money....and as long as i like the games (i really liked 13) i will continue to buy the FF games....and unfortunately for you...a lot of other people like the ff series as well

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        May 19, 2010 7:42 PM

        Right on! People like the games so that's the games one makes.

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      May 19, 2010 5:20 PM

      Yeah, I don't care about a game til I see Gameplay. Square is still treating gamers like it's 1999 and cutscenes still sell games.

      Gameplay or GTFO

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      May 19, 2010 6:00 PM

      What you say might apply to most series of games out there, but in the case of Final Fantasy, most games in the series tend to be entirely different, with the only common elements being the name, chocobos, and some musical tunes (at least with recent games).

      You're probably just dismissing the series since you know you'll never buy it's games.

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      May 19, 2010 6:46 PM

      Off the top of my head you should check out...

      Brave Fencer Musashi
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_Fencer_Musashi

      Secret of Mana
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_of_Mana

      Chrono Trigger
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrono_Trigger

      Kingdom Hearts
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Hearts

      Just Cause 2
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Cause_2

      The World Ends with You
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Ends_with_You

      Even if the Final Fantasy series isn't your thing, Squaresoft/Square Enix hasn't necessarily been a one trick pony.

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      May 19, 2010 7:33 PM

      Most FF games are set in different fictional universes with different characters and different gameplay systems. They might not be innovative, but compare FF12 and FF13 - they pretty much are different IPs in everything but name. I don't think your comment is fair.

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      May 20, 2010 3:16 AM

      Wow, no insanely crazy flame comments. I applaud you internet, at least for a moment.

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