Why is Final Fantasy 13 not available to buy on xbox live?

Avatar image for lun49gameon
#1 Posted by lun49gameon (243 posts) -

I recently bought an xbox 360 just to play gta 5 on it. I am looking to buy games for my xbox because I come from the world of the PC where I have played my games for the past few years. I have never owned any console of this generation (the wii only but i dont think that counts) so I am trying to get as many games that are console only and that have never come out on pc. I want to try a final fantasy game and went to but it but there is no price for it on the xbox store. Do I have to buy a physical copy instead?

Avatar image for justin258
#2 Edited by Justin258 (14122 posts) -

If you wanted console exclusives, then why didn't you go with the PS3?

Avatar image for video_game_king
#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

It's multiple discs? Not all games are available to buy on Xbox Live? I'm not completely sure.

Avatar image for dvsshark
#4 Edited by Dvsshark (50 posts) -

I'm not completely sure, but I think MS has a policy about sizes for it's game downloads. Just go with the physical copy, swapping disk is not that big of a deal.

Avatar image for marz
#5 Posted by Marz (5939 posts) -

for XIII yes you have to buy the physical copy. XIII-2 is a games on demand game, so you can download that if you really wanted to skip the first game.

Avatar image for iburningstar
#6 Posted by IBurningStar (2267 posts) -

If you wanted console exclusives, then why didn't you go with the PS3?

This was my exact thought as well.

Avatar image for lun49gameon
#7 Posted by lun49gameon (243 posts) -

@iburningstar: I was going to get a ps3 but all my friends are on xbox. I will get an ps4 when it comes out because those same people with the xbox 360 are going to get the ps4 and hopefully with gaikai streaming i will be able to play ps3 games on the ps4.

Avatar image for oscar__explosion
#8 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2943 posts) -

I've noticed that either zero or very few games with multiple disks are on the GoD store.

Avatar image for encephalon
#9 Edited by Encephalon (1662 posts) -

Not every 360 game is GoD. File size may be a factor.

Also, Square is weird about digital releases.

Avatar image for jaycrockett
#10 Posted by jaycrockett (699 posts) -

Games on Demand is rather spotty. It may be as simple as nobody wanted to bother coming up with an all-in one file to download.

You should be able to pick up a physical copy under 20 bucks though. The on demand version would definitely cost more.

Avatar image for xx_kells
#11 Edited by xX_Kells (53 posts) -

@jaycrockett: I agree the pricing on the marketplace has been spotty, but this year they've really gotten competitive with the pricing. I think I've picked 15 titles this year thanks to all the sales they've been having. I just wish they could offer all those multiple disc games and newer games closer to the retail release.

Avatar image for grantheaslip
#12 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1869 posts) -

I bought the PS3 version last year for stupidly cheap -- maybe $15. Even if it was on Games on Demand for $20, I suspect it would be more expensive than a new boxed copy from Amazon.

Avatar image for thehbk
#13 Posted by TheHBK (5664 posts) -

@believer258 said:

If you wanted console exclusives, then why didn't you go with the PS3?

Cuz hes a man and wanted to play more than just Last of Us

Avatar image for pandabear
#15 Posted by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

What sort of an answer are a bunch of random dudes on a video game website supposed to give you? It's not on there...

Now, could I use my Giant Bomb Premium Membership powers to pressure Square-Enix into releasing FFXIII on the Xbox Marketplace? Yes I could... but I refuse to abuse this gift we have been given for the low, low price of $49.95 a year.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.