The PS3 is a beast of a machine; a beast, nothing less (I currently play FFXI on it and I've got the 60G version). Sony were not messing around when they touted that they would get a good 10 year life span out of it cuz it handles a lot more than you can imagine.
In addition, I'm too positive that Sony and Square Enix are already thrashing out a bundle pack for the FFXIV; perhaps a 200GB version with the software already pre-installed (just like they did with the first ps2 bundle but this time, they will do a much much better job at marketing/maintaining applications because they now have the PlayStation network also as a tool). Maybe they'll even toss in some ffxiv collector's edition stuff, a wireless headset, a download-able piece of exclusive furniture for your "Mog House"... yeah, that sorta thing.
But in all seriousness, I very much doubt that there will be ps3 limitations at all. For example, one of the best gaming laptops that you can get right this minute on the market is the Clevo D900F/D901F (aka. Sager NP9280 with Intel Core i7 support, Nvidia GTX 280M with it's three internal HDDs); and I know for a fact that the ps3 will keep pace with it. Just watch and see, I got lots of confidence that the ps3 will run ffxiv beautifully xD
Edited, Jun 7th 2009 5:25pm by LeoTarvion
____________________________This is my future FFXIV Character and this is his theme...at least that's the tentative plan. Yep. (Concept Art of Rasler by the legendary Akihiko Yoshida) I asked for the Qiqirn to be added in FFXIV since October 2009 and we now have them! Yessss!