First month figures for Final Fantasy XIII are in, with the North American version of Square Enix's role-playing game epic moving more than 1.3 million copies in the United States. The vast majority of those were on the PlayStation 3.
According to an early statement from Sony Computer Entertainment, the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII "sold nearly double the Xbox version." In actual numbers, that broke down to 828,200 copies of the game snapped up by those in the Sony camp and 494,300 who preferred the Xbox 360 version. A win for Sony, but also a good showing for Microsoft, who snatched console exclusivity from the PlayStation side in 2008.
To compare, the last entry in the main Final Fantasy series, PlayStation 2 game Final Fantasy XII sold 896,000 copies during its first month of release in the U.S. in November 2006.
Final Fantasy XIII was the first Final Fantasy to launch day-and-date on Microsoft and Sony consoles in the United States.