According to VGChartz.com (take that for what you will), Final Fantasy XIII has had quite a strong debut in North America. Releasing yesterday on March 9th, 2010, it is believed to have sold 450,000 units on its first day.
While sales can’t be exact as of right now, VGChartz believes that the PlayStation 3 format sold nearly 2:1 in comparison to that of Microsoft’s. Estimated sales have the PlayStation 3 sitting at 290,000 sold and the 360 at 160,000. If these numbers are true, it’s a far cry of dominance that Aaron Greenberg claimed would take place last year when the two formats would go toe-to-toe.
There is an expected increase of 40-45% more sales throughout its first week, which should bring the weekly total up to 700,000. This would be an increase in overall performance in comparison to Final Fantasy XII.
Please note that VGChartz does not use an exact science for determining sales, but considering the preorder numbers that were available to all, these numbers do seem in line with how many copies did sell overall.