Square Enix Doing Very Well Since Yoichi Wada Stepped Down

In 2013, news reached our ears that Yoichi Wada had stepped down as CEO of Square Enix after a particularly bad report to investors. Many gamers actually felt this was good news for the company, which has been on a downward spiral for a few years now, although the Western studios (previously Eidos) had been doing well. Now, Yoichi Wada has left the company completely, and it seems that gamers’ opinions of his work were justified.

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frenchtoast1000d ago

The annoying this he probably still got a massive pay packet and will never have to work again his entire life, despite almost ruining this once great company. :(

zeal0us1000d ago

The same goes for Don Mattrick who ruin the Xbox brand with his "deal with it" attitude.

FullmetalRoyale1000d ago

Look at it like they paid that money to get rid of him.

MasterCornholio1000d ago

Well at least he left unlike some other people in other firms.

Truthandreason1000d ago (Edited 1000d ago )

actually for most of those types of people they get similar jobs at different companies and just get richer. Happens in every business and all you can do is say WTF.

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MyDietEqualsGames1000d ago

my thoughts are basically your avatar morphing into a radiating smile, rivaling the suns glow.

3-4-51000d ago

* These same types keep rotating around businesses ruining one after the other, and somehow keep getting hired.

Always with some corporate money making scheme to milk people of money, no matter what the business is.

Same type of mentality...same type of person, young or old, black or white, man or women.

These are the types of people who ruin great things with their arrogance.


blackblades999d ago

Yup one guy can ruin a whole company, same for anything else.

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on_line_forever999d ago

good bay Yoichi Wada and don't come back .

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Chaosdreams1000d ago

It's just nice to see them getting back on track.

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starchild1000d ago

Yeah, for me Square-Enix's conference was excellent. So many games from them I'm looking forward to.

showtimefolks1000d ago

Because he wanted hto focus on mobile gaming like Konami is now doing. I am glad he is gone but he wasn't for gameers

Square have a lot of games coming so that's nice

Just cause 3
kingdom Hearts
dues ex
tomb raider
and much more

If square keeps this up they will once again become one of the biggest publishers in the world. But I hope they don't change their philosophy because they are now being successful

Very glad to have square back

Bigpappy1000d ago

They have already changed their philosophy. That's not a bad thing change is necessary to grow. Half their games are western focused, so they don't have all the eggs in one basket. Not letting the Western publishers own all the western focus market is a smart move for them . I applaud them for stepping out of the shell.

Apollosupreme1000d ago

Well we are getting a FF7 remake. Everyone else before now has basically told the fans to go f'themselves.

Sly-Lupin1000d ago

Not really. Several years ago SE committed themselves to remaking ALL of the old Final Fantasies. But they abandoned the idea after four games.

And those remakes were actually pretty faithful to the source material.

Man_Marmalade1000d ago

I remember hearing about that in the PS2 era.

Apollosupreme1000d ago (Edited 1000d ago )

I remember many sound bites from Square as to why they have not (and will not remake FF7) in the past. So much so that I was totally shocked and speechless when the announcement came.

I played all the games you're talking about. Let's hope they bring more to the table than that because while those were good, I wanted to see something more, something new added like online vs. battles, battle arena like in FF10, etc.

I'd also like to see a "directors cut" for the remake, including some of the things that were left unfinished due to timelines. Any hardcover FF7 player knows about the various loose ends.

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