Sony Published FF7. I doubt Square-Enix Wants Sony Publishing. Because they get less money.
I'm not entering your argument though.
FF7 ended up becoming the best selling Final Fantasy ever.
Infact, i'm pretty sure it's the best selling RPG on home consoles full stop.
But seeing how money hungry SE seem to be this gen... I can see your point.
Like I mean I'm sure, if Sony Publishing it, meant selling as much as as FF7 did. Square-Enix would let sony publish it as they'd get more money.
Although, there are many reason 7 could have sold well
-First in 3d
-Tetsuya Nomura :P (aren't his Edit: Character Designed FF the best selling FF's)
-Yuffie. :P had to put that there <----
-Something more complicated that I can't think of because I am not all knowing
$100 mil dollar ad campaign.
FF VII got a $100 mil dollar ad campaign.
Well it was the Spearpoint of a 100 million dollar add campaign, wasn't EXACTLY the same. Still, has to be one of the biggest add campaigns for a game out there when you count the spending just on it.
And by providing it, They got to publish FF7, FF Tactics, Bushido Blade... and a 4th game I can't remember. Really all and all probably not a bad deal.