Should Final Fantasy: Crisis Core have been released for PS3 in 2007?

There are many people who are well aware on how popular the Final Fantasy series from the late 90’s onwards following the release of FFVII from 1997. Final Fantasy VII is considered to be a JRPG classic and arguably one of the greatest games of all-time within its genre. While Final Fantasy VII is beloved by many within the gaming community the FFVII: Crisis Core prequel from 2007 is one that does not get as much recognition as it deserves. For whatever reason Final Fantasy: Crisis Core was released for the PlayStation Portable and Microsoft Windows opposed to the PlayStation 3 which was obviously more popular than the PSP. While Final Fantasy: Crisis Core did managed to sell over two million copies on the PlayStation Portable during the late 00’s it still paled in comparison to the commercial success that Final Fantasy VII had on the PS1 console. Final Fantasy VII managed to reach over 10 million copies sold on the PS1 and its quite possible that Crisis Core could have at least sold 5 million on the PS3; despite all the popular third party games that appeared on Sony’s seventh generation console from the mid 00’s onwards. If Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core was released don the PS3 during the late 00’s it would have to compete with games like Grand Theft Auto V, God of War III, Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots and many others. But then again Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core was a better game than FFXIII from ’09 and could have easily surpassed that game in sales for the PS3. Final Fantasy XIII reached roughly 3 million copies in sales on the PS3 and the game had more negatives than positives in relation to gameplay.

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