1. Projected PS3 FFXIV sales in NA maybe a distant second place to PC sales, but in Japan if I remember right sales of the PS2 FFXI were much higher than PC sales in that region. I think it will be the same deal for FFXIV. I don't think SE would want to settle for releasing the PS3 version of the game 6 months behind the PC version in a territory that will have much higher console sales Vs. PC
Well, for FFXI the PS2 version in JP came out 5 and a half months before the PC version. The PC version in the US came out 5 months before the PS2 version. That would easily account for the demand.
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EB/Gamestop/Best Buy/etc. do not have more in-depth knowledge than SE does on the ps3 release date. You were told dec '10 by some random employee who has absolutely no idea when the actual release date is, and who is very likely just pulling out a random timeframe from 6 months ago to make you shut up about it. Yes, an xmas release would be nice, but that means pushing it ahead 4 months. If it can't be done it can't be done, learn to deal with it or get a ********** PC.
Interesting how you go on to talk about why all your reasoning is total garbage. Seems like a lot of work for nothing.