Sometimes taking the slow and steady road is the path to success. The Ps3 will only hold them back in the long run no matter how many subs they reclaim (if any) at the time of its release. They have to know that......
I understand that from a technical point-of-view, it may not make much sense. However, from a marketing point of view and getting players (in particular, paying customers) back to the game, this is the only chance FFXIV has. (It's still seems hopeless, but I can't think of a better way to make this work).
For one thing, I believe the Japanese would prefer to play FFXIV on the PS3, and appealing to their "base" is probably the last resort this game has. Also, releasing on a new platform will trigger a new round of platform-specific reviews and a chance for FFXIV to score better this time around.
So, sadly, the "PS3 limitation" must be embraced with open arms, for it's the only way FFXIV can continue to exist as a subscription-based MMO at all.
there are two separate reviews for XI, one with the single expansion the other one with the three expansions. a re-review would be in order for this game and it would know doubt score better than it did upon initial release.