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JAPAN: 1m copies of FFXIII shipped

Western gamers still face a long wait for the release of Final Fantasy XIII, but the Japanese anticipation has reached fever-pitch ahead of the release of the PS3 version of the game this Thursday.

Publisher Square Enix is well aware of the likely mania that will greet the game’s release and has confirmed that it has already shipped 1m copies of the title in the territory, according to Kotaku.

A further 150,000 copies will arrive at retail in time for Thursday morning and an additional 150,000 will be in place for the weekend.

For comparison’s sake, Square Enix shipped 2m copies of PS2 predecessor Final Fantasy XII prior to its release in 2006.

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