Square Enix producer Yoshinore Kitase has told VideoGamer.com
that Square Enix has "no plan" to release a disc-based demo for Final Fantasy XIII
in the States. The demo, bundled with certain copies of the Blu-ray release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete
, thrust PS3 to the top of the Japanese sales charts
, and became the best-selling anime Blu-ray in Japan
. While including a demo with the upcoming US release
of the movie seems like a no-brainer, Kitase explained that a PS3-exclusive demo would be unfair to the Western audience that's also expecting an Xbox 360 demo. "We are going to carry on with the project alongside the Xbox version, so we really can't just make it available only for the PS3," he explained.
Kitase then noted that the company "would like to check" on the possibility of a downloadable demo. We're certain the logistics behind delivering a 5GB demo
to the PSN/XBL masses will be quite difficult to figure out.