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Dissidia 2 Hanging In The Balance

Dissidia 2 Hanging In The Balance

Written by Darryl — 31 Oct 2009

Dissidia: Final Fantasy has now been out for a few months in the West, but its sales figures are actually quite low in comparison to those from Japan, and even lower when compared to that of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII's.

While this might not seem like a big deal on the surface, it may actually prohibit the release of any kind of sequel, as Square Enix stated that a sequel would be based on its Western sales.

The only thing that's really unsure is whether or not Dissidia's sales have so far been good enough. According to VGChartz, its North American sales don't even rank inside the Top 50, with it even being outsold by Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Its European sales are even worse, with it looking very unlikely to even sell 250,000 units. After seeing how well the game did in Japan, surely Square Enix have to be pretty disappointed that its North American sales are only around 1/3 of its Japanese.

Many people have stated that they wanted to play as characters that weren't in Dissidia, but it looks like they'll still have to buy the game if they want that chance. A slight cliche, of course, but publishers are going to try every tactic they can to shift their product. Or maybe people are just holding off on Dissidia: Final Fantasy, as they are hoping that Universal Tuning will be released in the West - they probably shouldn't hold their breath though.

Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.