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FFTA2 maneuvers to the top of the Japanese charts

Final Fantasy fans seem to be split pretty rigidly into fanbases for the original Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, but that isn't stopping Japanese gamers from gobbling up copies of the newly releases Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. The title took the top spot this week among Japanese games, with nearly as many sales as the original Tactics Advance in the first week, despite a bevy of games on the shelves. FFTA2 moved 142,000 copies, nearly twice as many as the number two title, Ar Tonelico II for the PS2.

Will you be picking up FFTA2 when it heads to your local retailer? Or are you firmly in the other fanbase and refusing to cross over? Of course, if you're a rabid fan, you might not have to wait long, even if you can't read Japanese.

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onepointfivevolt1

11-01-2007 @ 3:02PM

onepointfivevolt said...

I love the debate surrounding the FFT games. It cracks me up pretty much. Everyone tries to portray the original as some sort of literary masterpiece or something, with this super intense political plot. It was a good plot, but please admit the dialogue was kinda choppy, at best. The gameplay was fantastic however. FFT:A on the other hand, had an okay plot, though with much better writing, and some improvements on gameplay, while we got losses in other areas. So it was a 50/50 sort of shot.

Can't please everyone! I think FFT:A2 looks amazing, and the addition of all those jobs is drooooooooolworthy. I would like it if they brought back the mimic, however. It should be required in any Final Fantasy with a job system.

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hydralisk4562

11-01-2007 @ 3:39PM

hydralisk456 said...

Can't wait for this game! FFTA still holds a personal record for taking more hours to beat than any other game for me, I'll be happy if the sequel takes half as much time.

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Kristi3

11-01-2007 @ 4:57PM

Kristi said...

I can't wait for this game, I'll buy it on its release day here in the US. I loved FFTA.

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hvnlysoldr4

11-01-2007 @ 10:29PM

hvnlysoldr said...

Having logged 270 hours into FFTA with some more time I'll put in for mastering all the abilities of the secret characters I'll definitely buy the sequel.

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Deuz Augustine5

11-01-2007 @ 11:21PM

Deuz Augustine said...

I want a real FFT sequel for DS. :(

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zack6

11-02-2007 @ 1:14PM

zack said...

Was an American release date for this game ever decided? Is it even coming?

I know there are fan translations becoming available online, but I think I'd be more comfortable getting through the awkward, saccharine stakes of the narrative without also having to break my neck bouncing attention from my DS to the computer. Plus, it may look weird for me to ride the subway with a laptop and handheld open at the same time.

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