Yesterday, we discovered that Final Fantasy XIII-2 sold 524,217 copies on the PlayStation 3 in its first week. That’s about one-third of the original game’s launch sales, which is a cause for concern.
Sales tracker, Media-Create, confirms this, reporting that Final Fantasy XIII-2 on the PlayStation 3 only sold 62.06% of the stock that Square Enix sent out. Doing the math, that tells us Square shipped about 845,000 copies of the game.
Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 version launched at the #48 spot on the sales chart, and sold 10,000 copies, out of the 33,000 (approx.) that Square sent out.
Media-Create provide their own analysis of why they feel Final Fantasy XIII-2’s sales were so low in comparison to the original Final Fantasy XIII. They believe one of the reasons is due to falling interest among women. Female interest dropped from 31.3% (FFXIII) to 22.2% (XIII-2).