The former beloved, the latter hated. The sales show no difference in the game’s ultimate appeal and interest to gamers. Seems like gamers weren’t impressed either way.
Heresy, heresy I say! Comparing Final Fantasy IX to Final Fantasy XIII! Kudos (or shall I say, Kupo!) to everyone who steered clear of the bait.
There seems to be some confusion going on with Aspilanti84’s math. Obviously, there’s a difference if we can distinguish between more and less. The distinction isn’t large, but it’s there.
But Final Fantasy XIII was the front-running Final Fantasy for a new system. Final Fantasy IX was the last of the first generation, speak volumes. Final Fantasy IX’s appeal was so great it was able to sell well next to a new console. Final Fantasy XIII was the new game for the new console that underperformed compared to Final Fantasy VII and X.
But isn’t this just the point Aspilanti84’s really trying to make here? I think they know Final Fantasy XIII wasn’t a big seller. And I think they were trying to compare it to Final Fantasy IX to prove it wasn’t a high seller. Well, it doesn’t work here. Different consoles, different games, different generations.