Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Outdoes Lightning Returns in its First Week - News

By Sam Rowett, January 7, 2014

The sales figures are out for the last week of 2013 and they seem to say that Japanese gamers prefer the older Final Fantasy games to the newer ones.

According to Famitsu's sales charts, all of the various dual pack and standalone incarnations of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD have together sold 339,902 copies in total, which is over 60,000 more than the other big Square game of last year, Lightning Returns (which only managed 277,082 in its first week of release).

While the PS3 version managed third place in the charts, it was the PlayStation Vita version of the game that tipped the scales in FFX's favour, with handheld versions of the dual pack getting to fifth place in the sales chart with 134,645 copies sold.

Also in the Japanese sales charts, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (to no one's surprise) became the biggest-selling game of 2013's last week by selling 225,418 copies. Meanwhile, Pokemon X & Y dropped down to fourth place with 156,483 copies sold.

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