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Archelon
07-14-2008, 03:03 PM
A new trailer for FFXIII was just shown during Microsoft's E3 Press Conference. No, I am not kidding. It's official. FFXIII is coming to the X-Box 360.

Oshi
07-14-2008, 03:11 PM
I had to restrain myself from flipping out at work when I watched that.

Now I have confidence KH3 will make it to 360 as well, and I'll never have to buy a PS3!

FinalEVA
07-14-2008, 03:20 PM
This is huge. I don't know what to say. Sony put up the White Flag this generation.

I guess resistance against M$ is futile.

Dojo
07-14-2008, 03:38 PM
YES YES YES YES YES.

360 AND WII FTW

(even though I don't have a wii) D:

Simmaria
07-14-2008, 03:39 PM
This is huge. I don't know what to say. Sony put up the White Flag this generation.

I guess resistance against M$ is futile.

oh ho ho so clever you are!

Purple Flames
07-14-2008, 03:47 PM
Well now I have even less of a reason to get a PS3 now (MGS4 and GOW3, and that's about it).

LordDeus
07-14-2008, 04:05 PM
I was watching this live when it happened... and my mouth about hit the floor. Poor Sony... but Square was going to stab ya in the back eventually. Now you and Nintendo can have ice cream together and watch PS I Love You.

demifiend
07-14-2008, 04:12 PM
Mega: Million
Giga: Billion
Tera: Trillion

I would call this a teraton announcement. This was a reason for me to get a PS3, and my reasons are rapidly running out. Sony better have the mother of all press conferences tomorrow to offset this little bit of bad news.

4ng31
07-14-2008, 04:16 PM
Yeah, I'm raging...

Then again, enjoy you're stripped down package and/or 10 DVD's.

Archelon
07-14-2008, 04:18 PM
Yeah, I'm raging...

Then again, enjoy you're stripped down package and/or 10 DVD's.

Hey, you're not Pliskin.

jennarose
07-14-2008, 04:24 PM
YES!!!!!!!

WOOOOOO!!!!!!! XDDDDDDD

You just made my day...haha...Now I don't have to wait 3 years or something to buy a PS3!

Yay! I'm so happy it is coming to the 360! :D

4ng31
07-14-2008, 04:27 PM
Hey, you're not Pliskin.

I lol'd.

Honestly, it doesn't really matter, at least, I don't think it will. The PS3 is still outselling the 360...meaning most people who are gonna buy this already own a 360...so Square is just cash-whoring (big surprise there) some more...

O well, XIII didn't really interest me much anyways...now XIII VS...and KH3...those are what matter to me.

Quantum9
07-14-2008, 04:43 PM
No matter how you slice it, this is bad news for Sony. This was the one big 3rd party exclusive they had left, and they blew it.

demifiend
07-14-2008, 04:52 PM
Despite my previous post...
yeah, I'm going to get this for the 360. Yeah, it'll probably sell more there. All this really does is ensure that more people will be able to play the game. And it inspires more insipid fanboy arguments. While this stings for Sony, they have a few more exclusive cards (White Knight Story, Gran Turismo and God of War III specifically).
It hurts fanboys, but it helps gamers. In the end, there are far more game fans who don't get stewed up in pointless message board flame wars about X system beats Y system because... and in the end, the gamers win.

Oshi
07-14-2008, 06:08 PM
now XIII VS...and KH3...those are what matter to me.
This. I can't be assed with traditional RPGs anymore, need action-RPGs...


However, that comment on 'PS3 outselling 360'... On a per-month basis in the past couple months, yes, however the total sales* stand as such:
Wii - 28.46mil (12.5m US, 6.36m JP)
360 - 19.54mil (11.84m US, 620k JP)
PS3 - 13.84mil (5.21m US, 2.25m JP)
For just June, US sales were 59.8k 360, 49.3k PS3.
The PS3 is still hurting, and tomorrow's Sony conference is really going to dictate how things may go...

I personally buy where the games are. So far PS3 hasn't given me any conclusive reason to buy one.

*Source: vgchartz.com

FinalEVA
07-14-2008, 06:28 PM
I'm obviously bummed out by this. Although I do like my PS3 better, I also own a 360 obviously. In America, this could possibly put the PS3 in the same position that the 360 is in Japan.

I am glad that more people will play it and it will get better sales, etc. I do worry about future ramifications - MS applying their Windows / Office business model when they have full control (inevitable now). Those things cost way more than they should. MS has quite a bit of money to make up in their gaming division, and we gamers will be paying for it in future generations - whether it is console price, online service, or their unwillingness to care about things like hardware failures.

Oh well, the worst didn't happen - being scrapped on HD and going to the Wii instead. I was worried about that for a while.

This generation they bring Sony down. Next generation, I wouldn't be surprised if they have their eyes on Nintendo.

More news...

http://kotaku.com/5025033/liveblogging-square-enix-press-conference

Apparently, it's still coming first in Japan and exclusive to PS3 over there. I think Sony may have given up exclusivity in NA and EU, so they could get it out as soon as possible in Japan.

I just hope the 360 version doesn't delay the PS3 version too much in EU and NA because I imagine there will have to be a lot of re-configuring.

TybaltFlux
07-14-2008, 06:31 PM
Geez Sony, ouch.

Honestly though, even if it had kept FFXIII (and I'm going to go ahead on not that much of a limb and say MGS4 will be lost, too, if not this year, sometime next), those two games aren't going to help the system that much in the long run for the PS3. Granted, MGS4 helped a bit, but FFXIII wouldn't help in the States as much as it would in Japan, since a lot of gamers here (casual, moreso), don't care about jRPG's.

I'd rather Sony not be out of the game, yet (and they're not, although, this can be pretty telling), cause competiton in the VG market is good for us gamers. In fact, the silver lining in this might be that Sony now has to rely on first-party-esque titles, like LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2, plus anything else unique/original to sell their systems, making us happier consumers.

With that in mind, they really are turning up to be the Gamecube of this generation.

4ng31
07-14-2008, 06:50 PM
I just hope the 360 version doesn't delay the PS3 version too much in EU and NA because I imagine there will have to be a lot of re-configuring.

I'm more so worrying about the quality of the game rather than the delays...I mean, making it run on both consoles is going to obviously hurt what could have been on the PS3. It's a stronger console...so for 360 owners, this will be "amazing" and all that jazz, but for PS3 owners, it'll be below standard quality, because after MGS4, I think we expect a little bit more than 360 ports...

Also, MGS4 cannot run on the 360 in it's current state, and if it ever does make it's way there...just remember 2 on the classic box...lol.

Lady Muramasa
07-14-2008, 06:53 PM
I guess that huge gap PS3 had with not putting out games at an ample time really kept them behind. Well, I wouldn't count on Resistance 2 to save them just a little anyway because Gears of War 2 is going to shut that down real quick (and this is coming from a Playstation fan). I used to be on this PS bandwagon for a longtime, but in the end I saw that hey, they had no games, now that the games are coming out for PS3 it's kind of too late, because Microsoft came with it. It's good for the videogame programmers, but sucks for Sony (who knows if they even made back what they put in to make the PS3 yet, I doubt it). Oh well score for the 360! It's about time we over here in the US get exclusives and such too, look forward to FFXIII on the 360 though. I suggest they(sony) get started on the next platform have it out at a competitive time and with games.

TybaltFlux
07-14-2008, 06:59 PM
Also, MGS4 cannot run on the 360 in it's current state, and if it ever does make it's way there...just remember 2 on the classic box...lol.

Oh it wouldn't run well as well probably, and the Blu Ray was proclaimed as being a superior format within the game itself, so not only would they have to split up the game into a bunch of discs, but they'd have to edit that stuff out ;P. But, I still really think they're going to do it.

I mean, why not? Makes them more cash, and some gamers more happy. Those that wanted it for the PS3 probably already played it, whereas the others that are waiting are probably expecting a port sooner or later.

I honestly wouldn't past it past Konami to do so, not cause of a lack of Sony loyalty, but business is business after all.

FinalEVA
07-14-2008, 07:02 PM
I'm more so worrying about the quality of the game rather than the delays...I mean, making it run on both consoles is going to obviously hurt what could have been on the PS3. It's a stronger console...so for 360 owners, this will be "amazing" and all that jazz, but for PS3 owners, it'll be below standard quality, because after MGS4, I think we expect a little bit more than 360 ports...

Also, MGS4 cannot run on the 360 in it's current state, and if it ever does make it's way there...just remember 2 on the classic box...lol.

I'm worried about that too. Nomura was talking a great deal about bringing flyable airships back for this game, and I don't want that to go.

Hopefully, the hard drive is required for the 360 version and the CGI runs off the 8 DVDs or whatever will be used. Mass Effect was unbearable on the 360 but ran like a charm on the PC.

The fact that the Japanese version will probably come MUCH earlier will give me more incentive to hone my Japanese skills.

In light of this, I fully expect KH3 to be announced for the Wii tomorrow at the Ninty press conference. I don't want that, but I expect it.

Pliskin
07-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Meh, I really couldn't care less, contrary to Archelon and 4ng31's flamebaiting.

I never bought XII, so XIII wasn't really something that interested me. Its pretty, yeah, but the more I play JRPG's the less I like how stagnant they've become.

VS is still a PS3 exclusive apparently, at least for now, so there's a good chance that the Sony faithful will be getting something equivalent to the GTAIV DLC, except as another game in VS.

I think the key thing to remember, is that everyone can enjoy FFXIII when it releases... in 2010.

demifiend
07-14-2008, 10:08 PM
In light of this, I fully expect KH3 to be announced for the Wii tomorrow at the Ninty press conference. I don't want that, but I expect it.

Even if it's announced, at the rate SE moves in getting stuff done, I would expect the sun to go supernova before KH3 comes out.

FinalEVA
07-14-2008, 10:21 PM
Even if it's announced, at the rate SE moves in getting stuff done, I would expect the sun to go supernova before KH3 comes out.

Very true. I'm not sure why DQIX is taking so long for SE and Level 5 to finish when it's a DS game.

TheAnarCHris
07-14-2008, 10:50 PM
You know what'd be awesome? A release date. Or hell, an idea when to expect the dame thing. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I don't have to pick up a PS Triple (yet) for this game, but still, how long has this game been in development for?

But yeah, Sony needs to give Square as much $$$ as possible to ensure Kingdom Hearts 3 stays on the PS3, or they finally make good on a FFVII remake. Coz let's face it, Sony's first party games and Metal Gear Solid aren't going to win this console war.

derelict_
07-14-2008, 10:54 PM
O lawd, this means I don't have to buy a PS3 now just to play XIII. win.

nightko
07-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Big BOSS: "Square Enix, why did you deflect?"

Naraku's wish
07-15-2008, 12:53 AM
1 word, OWNED ~

Lady Muramasa
07-15-2008, 02:12 AM
Yadda yadda yadda, SquareEnix does not belong to Sony. Fanboys make me laugh and need to stop whining, remember Squeenix(back when it was Squaresoft) made Final Fantasy games for Nintendo before Playstation even existed. They have to do what's best for them.........boohoo waaahaaa!! XD

CountMetal
07-15-2008, 03:27 AM
I was shocked about when I heard the news on G4. Looks like the 360 is an RPG System. First Star Ocean, then Final Fantasy, what's next? I hope they put some classic Square Enix titles on XBOX Live Arcade or the Wii Virtual Console. As far as the PS3 goes, the only good game out there so far is Metal Gear Solid 4. If they ever port that game to the 360 or Wii(which I doubt will happen), then PS3 will be scratch off my list.

Pliskin
07-15-2008, 06:48 AM
I was shocked about when I heard the news on G4. Looks like the 360 is an RPG System. First Star Ocean, then Final Fantasy, what's next? I hope they put some classic Square Enix titles on XBOX Live Arcade or the Wii Virtual Console. As far as the PS3 goes, the only good game out there so far is Metal Gear Solid 4. If they ever port that game to the 360 or Wii(which I doubt will happen), then PS3 will be scratch off my list.

Ok, I've heard this quite a bit in the thread. Just what great games does 360 have tons of, and the PS3 have none-of? I'm curious, simply because its not true. The spread of worthwhile games is pretty even amongst the consoles.

Secondly, apparently SE is going to be releasing XIII in Japan first, on PS3, then beginning localization on the PS3 version while they develop the 360 version. Apparently, the 360 version isn't even in development yet, and due to the expedited timeframe, SE is going to be, most likely, porting the PS3 version to 360 in under five-months.

Lady Muramasa
07-15-2008, 01:20 PM
Ok, I've heard this quite a bit in the thread. Just what great games does 360 have tons of, and the PS3 have none-of? I'm curious, simply because its not true. The spread of worthwhile games is pretty even amongst the consoles.

Secondly, apparently SE is going to be releasing XIII in Japan first, on PS3, then beginning localization on the PS3 version while they develop the 360 version. Apparently, the 360 version isn't even in development yet, and due to the expedited timeframe, SE is going to be, most likely, porting the PS3 version to 360 in under five-months.


Minus Halo, etc, it's more about the time frame of when this whole xbox PS3 thing came into play. PS3 had no games for a long time (1-2 years or so) they just started putting out games within the last year, while the 360 pumped them out from the start. That's pretty much where that came from, and because of that Sony had to take a back seat this generation. Alot of people weren't into the high pric eof the PS3 too, but looking into the bigger picture, they fail to get Bluray, and yes Bluray is awesome and you would save more money buying a PS3, then buying an actual bluray player. Lol, but yes, I could care less about FFXIII going to Xbox 360, it's business as I said before, they have to do what's best for Square-enix (Squeenix).





Lol (Opens up ported MGS4 for the 360, 10 disks spill out from the case) "Hmmm, where's disk one at?"

Mesoian
07-15-2008, 09:59 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/Mesoian/cv0045hh9.jpg

LOL @ every single one of you who considers this a bad thing.

Jesus.

Seriously.

JESUS