Xbox Japan "Accidentally" Uploaded Final Fantasy XIII Page

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In the West, Final Fantasy XIII is a multi-platform titles, announced for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. In Japan, it is not. Something that makes this Xbox Japan website image perplexing.


This image appeared ever so briefly earlier today, before it was taken down. It's a Japanese Final Fantasy XIII page for the Xbox 360 — which has not been announced for the region where it's apparently a Sony exclusive. Square Enix and Sony have been cross prompting PS3-only-in-Japan FFXIII with the game's demo appearing on the blu-ray version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.

Try loading the page's URL now, and you'll turn up empty-handed. According to Microsoft, this was all a mistake, and the Western Final Fantasy XIII page inadvertently ended up on the Japanese site.

Xbox Japan PR told Kotaku, "The FFXIII page you pointed out was actually accidentally uploaded onto the Japanese website during web management operations and has now been taken down. There is no change to what has already been announced that this title will be released in North America and Europe."

For the sake of comparison, here is the Xbox US Final Fantasy XIII page.

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Xbox360版『ファイナルファンタジー13』の国内版が発売間近!? [my game news flash]



I dunno... it seems less like a PS3 exclusive in Japan and more like the console version of racial discrimination. Diversity is good!