Mike Torres reports:
''Ever since the E3 MS megaton last month which had Square-Enix President Yoichi Wada hamming it up stage with Don Mattrick grinning like a school boy; rumors have persisted that MS money hatted the hell out of Square-Enix. There may be some truth to that but I think the reality lies somewhere inbetween.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 has been a huge success. In America it's the defacto next-gen system. Very much how in the days of the PSone and the Sega Saturn, if you went over to a friends house, odds were they owned a PSone ; the 360 has taken that place here at home. Sure there are plenty of PS3 owners, but more times than not, it's the 360 which has become the system of choice for gaming in US households. Worldwide that's a bit a mixed bag really, with the Wii kicking the ever loving shit out of both competitors; globally the Wii is the system that's selling like mad. But folks that take their gaming more serious, the choice this generation lies between both the PS3 and 360. In Japan the PS3 is slowly coming into it's own, while the 360 is pretty much hanging around in the background like the odd man/girl sticking out. The Wii and PS3 are very much the sexy next-gen systems of choice in Japan.''