lets see here... ps3 came out in 2006... its 2013 now.... thus 1million+ ppl own a ps3... that 1mil+ possible FFXIV players.... PS4 comes out around november... might have 100k owners at launch date.. MAYBE 250k.. thats 250k (or less) possible players..... now which of those possibilities sound like it would gain SE more money?
If i owned a business and had an opportunity to have 1million+ customers or 250k or less customers... which one do you think Id choose?
Remember, it's a seperate version for PS3 vs PS4, so it is more like 1million+ customers +/~250k or less customers with the route they are taking.
This will mean some people (like my wife and I) will not only have purchased two CE copies of the game when it originally came out (the rest really does kinda make us tools...), but we bought two copies of the PS3 version on pre-order for the upcoming PS3 release. We will also purchase 1 or 2 copies for the PS4 release when that finally comes out.
So, yeah, SE is pulling a possible extra 60 bucks out of us by releasing with the PS3 version. And while some people may wait for the PS4, the game itself is still coming out. And *if* it is successful, it will have developed and matured by the time the PS4 comes out, and the version for it will probably come out with an expansion bundled with it. Which will convince people like my wife and myself to purchase the PS4 version to get the expansion and access to play it on the PS4.