It seems that Square
Enix isn't quite convinced about the whole Virtual Console thing. In an interview with Nintendo Dream
magazine, Square's Shinji Hashimoto was dubious about the prospects for Final Fantasy
games on the Virtual Console, stating that the Japanese audience (which is, of course, the audience that matters) needs physical media for their games.
And like the responsible, friendly, consumer-oriented company that Square Enix is, they are happy to provide physical copies of Final Fantasy
games. Over, and over, and over, and over again. Of course they don't want to sell a $5 copy of NES FF1
when they've got the PSP
remake coming out.
We aren't that upset, since they've already released the best game
in their library (in Japan and Europe, at least). Go ahead and argue with us. You know Actraiser
is way better than Final Fantasy.