The Final Fantasy franchise has long been a stalwart RPG title, one which has captured the attention of gamers of all ages from different walks of life.
Recently, the latest version of the game by Square Enix – Final Fantasy XIII-2 – was at the top place in Amazon Japan’s online store, which published its top-selling records covering the previous six months, from December 2011 to May 2012.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 was the top billed name in the list – in all gaming products.
Positioned as a sequel to the 2009 released Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 has been more accepted by fans, given that Final Fantasy XIII was met with criticism and mixed sentiments from solid FF followers.
In fact, though Final Fantasy XIII did sell one million copies on the first day of its release in Japan, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the better reviewed and accepted title, which tells something about how sequels are positioned in game titles nowadays. The fact that it is the top-billed name in Amazon Japan speaks much about its status as a game title.
The published list also notes One Piece: Pirate Warriors being part of the top five items, followed by Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3G and Super Robot Wars Z. The list also notes gaming hardware items, with the Nintendo 3DS (white) being at the 12th place, and the PlayStation Vita (WiFi) being at the 13th place. The 3G Vita, managed to be on the 18th spot.
Though game-sales standings aren’t exact arbiters in telling how immersed a game title is, sales figures still do tell a lot about how well-followed a title is, which can only be attributed to the inherent qualities a particular title has to offer to gamers.