Xbox 360 Final Fantasy XIII Ad Banned For Using PS3 Footage

The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a television commercial for the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII due to its inclusion of footage from the Playstation 3 version of the game.

The whole matter was brought to the ASA's attention by an unnamed viewer who felt that the footage shown in the advertisement were sharper than those of the Xbox 360 FF XIII. The ASA tested the two versions of the game side by side, and "noted there was a discernible difference in the picture quality of the two; the PS3 image in video sequences appeared sharper and colors were more vivid than those of the Xbox 360."

Square Enix disputed that the footage in question is not rendered on any of the two consoles, but rather a full motion video cut scene, and that "forensic" differences can be noticed only on high definition screens.

Still, the ASA decided that "the use of PS3 footage in the ad exaggerated the quality of the footage available on the Xbox 360, albeit marginally."

Square Enix has faced criticism a while ago when it released altered screenshots from the Playstation 3 version of the game as screenshots from the Xbox 360 version. The company has since apologized and released proper screenshots.

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if they took the 360 & turned

if they took the 360 & turned on that setting that help enhance the colour depth by making the black blacker so it look like you have a setting of 0-255 than 16-235 than they might of gotton away of it but even tho they have a custom to leave the settings at default

P.S. PS3 rocks 360

Lol... See this is what

Lol... See this is what happens when a company like Square has to work with shitty hardware of the 360, and then is so embarrassed by it that they have to sneakily use the ps3 version to show case it. Game should've been a ps3 exclusive from the GET GO. Then maybe it wouldn't have been just a beautiful, but linear piece of shit.

Umm

I don't see why it matters anyway. It is still footage from the game either way. Its not to show how vibrant the colors are. It is to show the game.

Heh

Square Enix is the one to blame not microsoft, I've worked with SE, and this isn't a surprise, but than again its just not rendered on consoles to begin with. So ASA has their thumb up their arse to bring up the cutscenes.

Connection?

Connection? Microsoft doesn't handle the advertisement of 360 games under different developers other than their in house developers. Get your facts straight.

Lmao

What plebs... can't blame them though, wouldn't you do the same for sales? Besides.. the Xbox 360 graphics although lower than the PS3's, are still kinda similar:)

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