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16th Sep '17 11:16:33 AM nombretomado
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This really became popular with developers during the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. Even though the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 was in the lead, games on the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], and Windows still sold well enough to ensure an even bigger profit than on the [=PS2=] alone for very little extra development. This was even carried to the point of the wildly popular GameBoyAdvance receiving "ports" of set-top titles! The fact that the Xbox and [[UsefulNotes/Xbox360 its successor]] are functionally small [=PCs=] running an embedded version of Windows doesn't hurt either.

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This really became popular with developers during the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. Even though the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 was in the lead, games on the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], and Windows still sold well enough to ensure an even bigger profit than on the [=PS2=] alone for very little extra development. This was even carried to the point of the wildly popular GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance receiving "ports" of set-top titles! The fact that the Xbox and [[UsefulNotes/Xbox360 its successor]] are functionally small [=PCs=] running an embedded version of Windows doesn't hurt either.



* The first two ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games (though technically different games, were the same in almost every way) were released for the [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance GBA]] and the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS DS]].

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* The first two ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games (though technically different games, were the same in almost every way) were released for the [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance GBA]] {{UsefulNotes/GBA}} and the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS DS]].
10th Sep '17 8:22:04 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''DigimonWorld4'' was released for the [=PS2=], Xbox and [=GameCube=]. The earlier titles were only for the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and later ones were only for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.

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* ''DigimonWorld4'' ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld4'' was released for the [=PS2=], Xbox and [=GameCube=]. The earlier titles were only for the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and later ones were only for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
9th Aug '17 9:24:31 PM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series.[[note]]The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions.[[/note]] ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation: production was taking a much longer than anticipated, and since the UsefulNotes/WiiU would have been at the end of its life by the time they'd finish, the decision was made to delay the game further and simultaneously release it on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series.[[note]]The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions.[[/note]] ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation: production development was taking a much longer than anticipated, and since the UsefulNotes/WiiU would have been at the end of its life by the time they'd finish, was not selling well anyway, the decision was made to delay the game even further and simultaneously release it on their next platform, the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin]]'', a feudal-themed spinoff of the ''Yakuza'' series, was produced during a console generation transition and ended up being released as a launch title for [=PS4=] in addition to the [=PS3=]. ''Ryu Ga Gotoku 0'' also got a dual release for [=PS4=] and [=PS3=].

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin]]'', a feudal-themed spinoff of the ''Yakuza'' series, was produced during a console generation transition and ended up being released as a launch title for [=PS4=] in addition to the [=PS3=]. ''Ryu Ga Gotoku ''Yakuza 0'' also and ''Kiwami'' (a prequel and remake to the original ''Yakuza'' respectively) both got a dual release for releases on the [=PS3=] and [=PS4=] and [=PS3=].in Japan, but only the versions for the newer platform ended up being localized in English.
17th Jun '17 6:11:34 PM nombretomado
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This really became popular with developers during the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. Even though the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 was in the lead, games on the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], and Windows still sold well enough to ensure an even bigger profit than on the [=PS2=] alone for very little extra development. This was even carried to the point of the wildly popular GameBoyAdvance receiving "ports" of set-top titles! The fact that the Xbox and [[{{Xbox 360}} its successor]] are functionally small [=PCs=] running an embedded version of Windows doesn't hurt either.

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This really became popular with developers during the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. Even though the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 was in the lead, games on the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], and Windows still sold well enough to ensure an even bigger profit than on the [=PS2=] alone for very little extra development. This was even carried to the point of the wildly popular GameBoyAdvance receiving "ports" of set-top titles! The fact that the Xbox and [[{{Xbox 360}} [[UsefulNotes/Xbox360 its successor]] are functionally small [=PCs=] running an embedded version of Windows doesn't hurt either.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' is notable for being not only MultiPlatform, but the first MMORPG to cross the console-PC divide. It started on the [=PS2=], got a PC version, and eventually got an UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} version by the third expansion, ''Treasures of Aht Urhgan''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' was announced for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} midway through development after it had been originally announced for the [=PS3=]. Initially the 360 version was slated to be released only for the overseas market, but it eventually got a release in Japan as a budget-priced "Ultimate Hits International" edition a year after the [=PS3=] version.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' is notable for being not only MultiPlatform, but the first MMORPG to cross the console-PC divide. It started on the [=PS2=], got a PC version, and eventually got an UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/Xbox360 version by the third expansion, ''Treasures of Aht Urhgan''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' was announced for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/Xbox360 midway through development after it had been originally announced for the [=PS3=]. Initially the 360 version was slated to be released only for the overseas market, but it eventually got a release in Japan as a budget-priced "Ultimate Hits International" edition a year after the [=PS3=] version.
23rd Apr '17 5:11:09 PM nombretomado
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'''It also doesn't count if the series has many different versions on each system''', like ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' or the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.

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'''It also doesn't count if the series has many different versions on each system''', like ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' or the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.
''VideoGame/TalesSeries''.
25th Mar '17 1:18:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''DigimonWorld4'' was released for the [=PS2=], Xbox and [=GameCube=]. The earlier titles were only for the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and later ones were only for the NintendoDS.

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* ''DigimonWorld4'' was released for the [=PS2=], Xbox and [=GameCube=]. The earlier titles were only for the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and later ones were only for the NintendoDS.UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' is notable for being not only MultiPlatform, but the first MMORPG to cross the console-PC divide. It started on the [=PS2=], got a PC version, and eventually got an {{Xbox 360}} version by the third expansion, ''Treasures of Aht Urhgan''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' was announced for the {{Xbox 360}} midway through development after it had been originally announced for the [=PS3=]. Initially the 360 version was slated to be released only for the overseas market, but it eventually got a release in Japan as a budget-priced "Ultimate Hits International" edition a year after the [=PS3=] version.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' is notable for being not only MultiPlatform, but the first MMORPG to cross the console-PC divide. It started on the [=PS2=], got a PC version, and eventually got an {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} version by the third expansion, ''Treasures of Aht Urhgan''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' was announced for the {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} midway through development after it had been originally announced for the [=PS3=]. Initially the 360 version was slated to be released only for the overseas market, but it eventually got a release in Japan as a budget-priced "Ultimate Hits International" edition a year after the [=PS3=] version.
4th Mar '17 1:16:53 AM RacattackForce
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation and is now scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in 2017.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The [[note]]The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming [[/note]] ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation situation: production was taking a much longer than anticipated, and is now scheduled to be released on both since the UsefulNotes/WiiU would have been at the end of its life by the time they'd finish, the decision was made to delay the game further and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in 2017.simultaneously release it on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
18th Dec '16 10:58:20 AM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation and is now scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}} in 2017.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation and is now scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}} UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in 2017.
18th Dec '16 10:57:45 AM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming [[''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation and is now scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}} in 2017.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming [[''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation and is now scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}} in 2017.
18th Dec '16 10:57:07 AM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|Breath of the Wild}}'' underwent a similar situation and is scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}}.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' was developed for the [=GameCube=], but the game was delayed to the point where Nintendo realized they could release it on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} at the same time and have a launch game for that system. This succeeded, as the combined sales of both versions have made it the second best-selling game in the series. The two versions of ''Twilight Princess'' have one very noticeable difference: they're mirrored. In previous titles, Link wielded his sword with his left-hand, which was carried over to the [=GameCube=] version, but because more people are right-handed than left-, Nintendo flipped the Wii version to make it easier for people to control. That means they flipped '''the entire game''', so maps have to likewise be flipped if you want to use them between versions. The upcoming ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|Breath [[''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild}}'' Wild]]'' underwent a similar situation and is now scheduled to be released on both the UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}}.UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo|Switch}} in 2017.
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