So I’m not sure why I expected otherwise, but the opening sales for Lightning Returns were the absolute worst of the XIII trilogy’s titles. It seems that Square is finally letting the series fall, but not before kicking into the sewers and calling it names.
Lighting Returns sold only…
(I sure am doing a bad job in being on hiatus)
But no, you’re wrong, this isn’t really a wake up call or whatsoever for Square Enix. They already had realistic expectations for LR as they only shipped 350k copies on launch and seeing that they already sold 300k on the first 3 days they may see it as successful enough. Especially that before LR was officially announced, they reported that the trilogy only needs to sell 300k more to be a success.
Keep in mind too that it’s the last FF for its gen and it’s even a XIII sequel. Last FFs in a gen tend to sell the least compared to other FF titles released at the time; FFXII sold the least in the PS2 era and the same for FFIX in the PS1 era.
Feel free to correct me on any of the facts I mentioned as I’m writing this half-awake and I’m going off from the knowledge I remember from the top of my head.