Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Debuts Higher Than Lightning Returns In Its First Week In Japan

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD was released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation VITA last week and it has sold really well. The HD Remaster has managed to outsell the first week debut of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in Japan. It has also scored the best debut for any HD remaster in Japan.

According to this Famitsu, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD moved approximately 339k units on PlayStation 3 and VITA, compared to approximately 277k for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

This also ranks as the best opening for any HD remaster in Japan. This title originally belonged to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD on PlayStation 3, which sold close to 400k units life-to-date in Japan. It seems like Final Fantasy X/X-2 is on its way to be the best selling HD remaster, if it keeps up its pace.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was released on November 21st, 2013 in Japan. It was the third and last(hopefully) entry in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, directed by Motumu Toriyama and produced by Yoshinori Kitase.

Yoshinori Kitase has expressed interest in releasing a HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation VITA, if Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD sells enough. Hopefully, they can consider it a success and start working on bringing us Final Fantasy XII HD remaster soon enough.

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Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Freedom Fighter88

    The message is clear. FF13 is trash. FFX is far better than FF13. Numbers do not lie. Now Square Remake FF12 and release FFZero and cancel FF15.

  • Thanatos2k

    Hilarious. Port of a 13 year old game outsells their newest FF13 pile of garbage. Will Square learn anything from this? Doubtful.

  • Ben Carter

    Let’s go with the HD FF VII on PS4 / VITA now please!?

    • Kayoss860

      FFVII will look terrible if it was remastered into HD in its current form. The sprites are almost block figures. If they’re going to do a HD of FF VII it will have to be a remake. Its like making a Pong game in HD.

    • Thanatos2k

      It’s out already, on Steam. They’d have to remake it entirely to make it look good at this point.

  • HappyCamper

    A quality Final Fantasy outsells the newer trash. I call it justice.