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- August 28, 2001
Final Fantasy Performs
According to Daily Variety, In Italy, Final Fantasy "reaped about $277,000 on Friday and hit No. 1 in a field awash with newcomers, including heavyweights Spy Kids and Shrek."
is also performing strong in Spain (#2), Austria (#1) and Germany (#1).
This is good news for Square, which failed to interest U.S. audiences.
The movie could only muster a grand total of $32 million in the U.S..
It cost well over $100 million to create.
Gets Boost from Sega
"Sega is making video game history with the announcement of Sonic Adventure 2 for Nintendo GameCube," said Peter Moore, president and COO, Sega of America. "By bringing Sonic to Nintendo's platforms, Sega is delivering one of the world's most popular video game properties of all time to an even greater number of gamers worldwide. Continuing Sega's tradition of innovation, Sega also plans to be the first to deliver online gameplay to Nintendo GameCube with Phantasy Star Online."
Final Weekend Box
The gain/loss represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
News Link of the
Day - Microsoft Delays Xbox Launch in Japan
said it is to delay the launch of its new Xbox game console in Japan until
February 22nd next year. The company said it wanted to concentrate its
efforts on the Xbox's US launch before rolling it out to other markets,
and denied that technical problems were behind the delay..."
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