@Jesus, I don't think they really cared. These sort of games have a large market in Japan. It's got the Final Fantasy name to it. Why bother play testing? It's a guarantee hit. Quick buck. The only difference now being that the west is starting to see a few of these in English.
And yeah, I have to wonder what the heck happened with FFXIV. Beta testers widely said that the game was not in a fit state for release, yet they did it anyway. It's like they were racing to do so before WoW launched Cataclysm, not caring whether or not the game was actually up to standard, believing that with the FF name alone and enough of a loyal populace to subscribe like they did for FFXI, it would be enough.
Wada said that FFXIV really damaged the Final Fantasy franchise? That is correct. And then now All the Bravest comes along. I guess the difference is, people will probably forget about All the Bravest after a month or two.