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Lightning Returns Posts Disappointing Japanese Sales Figures

Lightning Returns Posts Disappointing Japanese Sales Figures

Written by Lauren — 28 Nov 2013

Although it's quite unfortunate, it seems as though Darryl's Lightning Returns' sales projections in our latest podcast proved true as the game has the poorest opening week of any Final Fantasy XIII game.

Selling only 277,082 copies in it's first week in Japan, Lightning Returns only managed to pull a little over half the sales of its predecessor XIII-2 (524,217); a far cry from Final Fantasy XIII's opening week saw over 1.5 million sales.

Were you surprised by the massive drop? Will you still be getting Lightning Returns? Let us know in the comments below.


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