Final Fantasy XIII coming to Japanese Xbox 360s? Not really

We all know by now that Final Fantasy XIII is a multiplatform title in the West, coming to both the PS3 and Xbox 360. In Japan, however, Square Enix and Sony have maintained that the game will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. That’s all well and good, but it seems that Xbox Japan “accidentally” uploaded an FF XIII page on its Web site, sparking rumors of a 360 release.

The image appeared briefly today, but has since been taken down. Microsoft is claiming this was a mistake, with the Western Xbox page for the game somehow appearing on the Japanese site. That’ll explain all the Japanese text, right?

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

A weird, pointless story. Still, the rest of the news today has been pretty bloody rubbish so far, so give us a break, okay?

Jim Sterling