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FFXIII PS3 includes FFXIV beta invite

Monster RPG ships 5m copies.

There's a Final Fantasy XIV closed beta invite inside the PS3 Final Fantasy XIII box.

Rummage around near the manual and you'll find a code for the Square Enix Members website. Redeem and you'll be on a VIP list for the FFXIV closed beta. You'll also receive a special in-game item to use in the 14th Final Fantasy game.

Earlier this month, Square Enix told us that loyal FFXI players would be invited to a FFXIV closed alpha test on 11th March.

Final Fantasy XIV was a surprise reveal at E3 2009 last summer. Even more surprising was an ambitious 2010 release date and apparent console exclusivity to PS3.

Head over to our Final Fantasy XIV gallery for four new screenshots.

Final Fantasy XIII was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 yesterday. The game's apparently shipped a whopping five million copies already, although how many of those have sold will we have to wait and see.

We reviewed the game and then compared both versions to see which runs best.