I have a 360 myself but going to buy a ps3 for xiv cause i want to be sure i can play at launch.. im also gonna get it for pc so i can switch between console and computer.
Behold! There is the answer to this much talked about subject.
Square Enix does not spend millions upon millions of dollars producing a game because they want you to be super duper happy
and really pleased
They make games because they are a company and that is the product they sell. This entire thread reminds me of people in Arcades that forget they have to insert money in order to play. The cabinets are not there for your amusement, they are there so the arcade owner can make money.
Sony and Square are attempting to team up together and produce a product that not only reels in a previous audience for a well branded new title, but also encourages the purchase of their new console. There are plenty of people in Japan that are saying "[I am] going to buy a ps3 for xiv cause i want to be sure i can play at launch.." now too. Something that was said precisely during the awkward PS2 launch there, when you had to buy the HDD unit along side the game.
It would be nice to see XBox players jump right in along side me at launch. Even more so I am sure I will miss some LSmates that do not feel like purchasing or upgrading their PCs or saving up to buy a PS3 for the game too.
However, I think that FFXVI is a title mainly focused at the Japanese market as FFXI was initially as well and as XBox has done absolutely horribly over there, I would expect that an analyst has advised them to test the waters before pouring millions of additional dollars into an XBox version. This is not even mentioning how ******* greedy Microsoft is with Live! licensing fees. I can't even imagine what that conversation was like between the two.