Bwahahahahaha! In the month of January, Bravely Default ended up selling more in the US than Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. bravely Default has also outsold Lightning Returns in Japan.
This is amazing because:
Bravely Default is a new IP on a handheld which is turn based and was discarded by Square Enix as being too Japanese and so old school that it would not be successful, and was passed over for localization until Nintendo picked it up and brought it here
Lightning Returns is a mainline Final Fantasy game, with all the power of the brand, which is on multiple platforms, got a whole lot more advertising, and has shiny graphics and new gameplay systems and shit.
Maybe this will finally show Square Enix that what we want isn't more Lightning crap or bullshit re-invention of the series, but just the same old old school Final Fantasy games that made the brand so big in the first place.