Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Confirmed

FFXII Release Date December 17

Square Enix confirmed today that Final Fantasy XIII will be out on December 17th at a Japanese press event. That’s in Japan, Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada did talk briefly about the international release, though:

“In the past, it’s taken a year or half a year to release our games abroad, but this time we are aiming for an international release this Spring”.

Not too bad I guess, especially considering it’s priced at 9240 yen with tax, which works out to be about $100 USD, which is crazy. At least we’ll be paying a bit less.

Super Smash Bros. Demo Booth Videos

So, some huge Super Smash Bros. fan in Japan has decided to video tape himself and others playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl matches at those demo kiosks in video game stores. He has a ton of videos up, and it’s pretty interesting to see the new gameplay elements. I love the subspace emissary footage, it seems like that is going to be a ton of fun. The more news that comes out about Brawl, the more I start to see just how much time and effort was put into the game.

PS3 Beats Wii in Japan

PS3 Beats Wii in Japan

For the second week in a row, Sony’s PS3 has outsold the Wii in Japan. Famitsu publisher Enterbrain lists Wii sales at roughly 36,000 and PS3 sales at 53,000 for the week ending November 18. Who knew that new 40GB PS3 would be so popular? Howard Stringer, Sony’s CEO did. In fact, he said the recent PS3 success “was planned by the PlayStation group.” You would think Sony would have planned this from the start instead of waiting until now, but what do I know.