Due to having split [the development mindset] according to regions around the world, we weren't able to see this clearly up until now, but fans of JRPGs are really spread around the world," Square Enix head honcho Yosuke Matsuda told Nikkei (as translated by Siliconera).
That quote made me facepalm so damn hard. It's good to know Yoichi Wada's replacement is just as much a complete freaking idiot as he was.
No shit you dolts, and Bravely Default's sales convinced you of this? The game you were SO LOATHE to localize over here that NINTENDO had to do it. That's right, the Nintendo who had to be beaten over the head for a year to bring Xenoblade to the US when it was ALREADY IN ENGLISH.