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Does Square Enix Heart The Wii?

Back in 2007, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada came out and publicly denounced the Wii, likening it to a "toy" rather than a real gaming machine. Interestingly, he wrapped his insult in a bundle of compliments for another, unlikely competitor, the Xbox 360:

"I think the current trend is that most people aren't buying the Wii as a game machine, but as a toy," said Wada in speaking with CNET Japan. "The Wii is the antithesis of the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 is strictly for hardcore gamers. The attachment rate for the Xbox 360 is much higher than for the Wii. People who buy the 360 really like games."

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PS360WII3452d ago

Well they threw out a few games on the system already and they still have FFCC Crystal Bearers being made for it and that Soul Eater game. They are just taking their sweet time with it just like they have been with the PS3 and 360.

clinker3452d ago

The amount of Square Enix support for the Wii has been pathetic.

But how can the company answer its shareholders if the Wii is the highest-selling console so far this gen and they still aren't selling software for it?

Sony Rep3452d ago

It's all about which platform SELLS games. The wii almost has a higher install base than the PS3 and 360 combined, and look at the support it's getting.

Mini Mario3452d ago

"Sony Rep - 10 hours ago
That don't mean squat...
It's all about which platform SELLS games. The wii almost has a higher install base than the PS3 and 360 combined, and look at the support it's getting."

Just as a hypothesis - if the ps3 has say 15 million machines with a 4-1 ratio of games it sells per machine.

And lets say the wii has 30 million machines with a 2-1 ratio for games it sells per machine...arent they gonna sell pretty much the same amount of games>?

What im saying is...if the wii has double the machines, doesnt that mean the ps3 would have to sell twice as much software just to get square with em...pun intended.

mohib-uddin79865323452d ago

Square Enix sucks

Squaresoft were the best

Omega43452d ago

Considering every console has a SE franchise exclusive to them Kingdom Hearts is the last franchise without a platform annouced, this is why its very likely it will be exclusive to the Wii

KingDizzi3452d ago

Wada seems to be a bigger fan of the 360 compared to the PS3, boy will that guy be in for a shock when the FFXIII sales in EU and NA are released.

Sony Rep3452d ago

Where the PS3 and Wii were still new consoles out on the market.

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