How much do some UK Final Fantasy fans hate the Xbox 360? They hate it this much.
Earlier this week, The Koalition was present at a major Final Fantasy XIII launch event in London Oxford Circus, where guests of honor included producer Yoshinori Kitase and art director Isamu Kamikokuryo.
At the event, an on-stage contest was announced with the prize a coveted FF13 console bundle. The only problem: The console in question was the Xbox 360. Apparently, the fans weren’t very fond of the idea of getting a 360, and the assembled throng erupted into boos directed at the presenter. Don’t shoot the messenger, guys!
It’s surprising that the crowd as a whole seemed to be so against the 360 – given that this was heavily hyped as being a the first multiplatform “proper” Final Fantasy, where were all the Xbox 360 fanboys at the event? And is it really so bad that a wider range of people get to experience the game, guys?
Oh, right. Fanboys. Logic does not apply here.