238w ago - In a meeting with Japanese press to discuss their financial forecast, Square Enix Holdings were quizzed about both Dragon Quest IX and Final Fantasy XIII.
Both are obviously huge titles from an investors standpoint, and the answers given weren't exactly endearing.
When asked specifically about whether Final Fantasy XIII will be released within this fiscal year, the following reply was given:
"God knows. ... Is the truth (laughs). I'll try!"
So, although the Final Fantasy XIII demo issued Winter 2009 as the prospective Japanese release date, it looks like it might not even appear until after April 2010. Definitely not good news for Western gamers.
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This makes me laugh, coming from Square Enix themselves, its not a good sign, and one of the vaguest answers lol. It doesn't really clear up anything and answers the question in a round-about way (are Square Enix into politics?! )
If it is delayed it's good news for the PS3 because Japan will have that 5 month exclusivity, which means more sales.
And now imagine the long port time that the 360 version is going to take, I have nothing against the 360 but if porting the game to the console is going to take even more time than it would take to just release it on the Ps3 I will really start to hate the console. MS would efectively screw over all the people expecting the game in the west because they want the release simultaneous in America.