From "Famitsu Weekly," issue #1048, dated 2009 1/9-16, as part of Famitsu Weekly's interviews of 21 creators from the gaming industry.
"I: Then, what kind of year do you think 2009 will be for you personally?
K: It's the year that XIII speeds toward facing completion. Together with that, I want to see the PS3['s popularity] gain ground, too. In spring, there's the plans for the demo to come out, so if we're (the industry) given the energy to speed both along, it would be great.
I: If that [software] was FFXIII, that would be great, wouldn't it?
K: Of course, if FFXIII became a reason for people to buy a PS3, I would be most happy..."