Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII PS3 vs Xbox 360 Screenshots Comparison

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII has been out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for a while now in Japan. How does the game compare on both of these platforms? We have compared direct-feed screenshots from both versions of the game to give you a general idea of what to expect from both platforms.

Final Fantasy XIII was the first true mainline multiplatform Final Fantasy, that wasn’t an MMO. The Xbox 360 version always seemed like an afterthought and as a result, didn’t compare well to its PlayStation 3 counterpart. It also had issues with its frame rate and graphics compared to PlayStation 3.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 was perhaps the first game, that was announced simultaneously for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and when it comes to parity between both platforms, it seemed like the Xbox 360 held pretty well on its own and had next to none in term of graphical difference. Still, the PlayStation 3 version fared better with a smoother frame rate compared to Xbox 360. Now that we have gotten the last part in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, it is interesting to see that Square Enix has finally mastered both platforms and created a version that is well made on either platform. Even the frame rate seems to be much stable now on Xbox 360.

The game has yet to release in the states but it has already gotten a release in Japan on both platforms. We have got our hands on direct-feed screens of both version of the game, which are good enough to have a decent idea of how they look on both platforms. Check them out below.

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What do you think of these screenshots? Let us know in the comments below.

Stay tuned to GearNuke for latest news and info on Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII.

Khurram Imtiaz

Editor-in-Chief at GearNuke. I am a hardcore Final Fantasy fan and lover of JRPGs. When I am not posting news, I can be seen sharing my thoughts over at Twitter.

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  • Kyle Russell

    Does anyone else think that the PS3 screens are TOO dark….? In particular, the third set… I just worry that it would have an impact on well you can make out certain details.

  • chrisredfield31

    Both look the same except the Xbox probably has HDMI limited forced on. If not for that though, the 360 version would have definitely had the crushed blacks, so S-E made a good decision there IMO.

    • dj_funky

      lol xbox 360 looks washed out

      • chrisredfield31

        It’s either that or crushed blacks. I would take the “washed out” look. Either way I don’t care I don’t own a 360 and I have this preordered for the ps3

        • dafuq19

          a non pc or non ps player would see too that the blacks are grey therefore limited hdmi use so this pictures are fakes and made by a ps fanboy if you have the right settings on the xbox black will be pure black if you look at the pictures the darkest settings are grey same with my pc and monitor if i use limited hdmi i will have grey instead of black these are simple settings changed by one click they say nothing about the quality

          • dj_funky

            just stop dude, you sound butt hurt.. go take your rage on the call of duty battlefield like all the other typical xbox fanboys.

          • Kyle Russell

            You’re dumb…..

      • dafuq19

        typical comment made by someone that knows nothing most likely pc gamer the xbox screens were NEVER taken with full range hdmi they were made with limited ones not a single game looks washed out on the xbox if you don’t use limited i love retards that don’t see the real details and think the simple color settings that can be changed on the xbox matter

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