Should Square Enix Release Kingdom Hearts 3 on Xbox One

The game was a resounding success and spawned a variety of sequels, prequels, and spinoffs, though there’s one game that fans of the series have been discussing quite a bit lately: Kingdom Hearts 3. Naturally, at E3 2013, when it was confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 was officially in development, the fans went wild. What made the announcement even better was that the game would be the first main installment of the series to be released on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

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Deep-throat36d ago

They should and they should release it on PC and Switch

Genkins36d ago (Edited 36d ago )

disney movies always had a wide fanbase to begin with.

Araragifeels 36d ago

PC may actually happen since PC community started to really love Japanese games but for Switch, it depends if it capable to run or Square Enix decision to release

inxine34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

i agree with pc, switch... well it depends if SE takes time to optimise the game for it or not.

WePlayDirty36d ago

They should only release it on Ps4... KH 1 and 2 were only on PS... 3 should keep that tradition.

JonnS35d ago

So should that logic be used with Shemune , seeing how one was on Sega and two was on Xbox 360 and neither have been on any PS platforms ever.

Dissidia35d ago

Shenmue 2 was on the original Xbox, not the 360 but I see your point.

The_Sage35d ago

What the hell is Shemune?

aconnellan35d ago

@The Sage

The game where people praised Sony for announcing that there's going to be a Kickstarter for the third instalment

JonnS35d ago

@The _Sage Shenmue is the correct spelling , Apologies.
@Dissidia Yes xbox was the correct platform, not 360 like I incorrectly stated .

Jayszen35d ago (Edited 35d ago )


Both Shenmue 1 and 2 were released on Dreamcast. Shenmue 2 only came to the original Xbox after the demise of Dreamcast.

The reason why Shenmue is considered a better fit for Playstation is that the spiritual successor to Shenmue, the Yakuza series from Sega, has always been on Playstation as an exclusive. The latest entry to be released in the West is Yakuza 0 which has done really well and the next release, Yakuza Kiwami, is out in a week. Yakuza has always done well in Japan mostly which is why it was never on Xbox because Xbox does sell well in Japan.

Kingdom Hearts should be released on Xbox One as there really is no reason why it has to be an exclusive to the Playstation. It is a game that would appeal to young kids and old kids of which there are plenty in Xbox country - the USA.

WePlayDirty35d ago

@ John..... By THAT logic... It should be multiplat.

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ninsigma36d ago

Well they've promised it now so it would be pretty shitty of them not to.

FallenAngel198436d ago

Square Enix is releasing KH3 on XO because the game has too big a budget to be a PS4 exclusive

Neonridr36d ago

yep.. they need to make back as much of that money as possible. Even if KH won't sell well in Japan for MS, it will still move some units in the rest of the world. Obviously not as many copies as the PS4 will move, but every dollar counts to Square Enix.

TheRandomOne35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Im guessing this wont make as much as Square thinks on non Sony systems since this is a huge story across multiple games & new gamers playing this for the first time wont understand it

zuul901835d ago

@therandomone you think SE will just throw newcomers into it without any explanation?
Its really not that complex of a story either, yes there's some deep fan lore, but its basically just retelling disney movies with a "darkness" that takes over the "bad guy".
Jafar, scar, mulan bad dude, i mean you already know the story. Wanna wager Sid sides with the "heartless"
As for selling the most on playstation.... duh? Theres more playstions sold that xboxs..... kingdom hearts also originated on playstation.... but good job predicting itll sell more than on xbox.
Some real Negrodamus powers you guys have.

shaggy230335d ago

"Im guessing this wont make as much as Square thinks on non Sony systems since this is a huge story across multiple games & new gamers playing this for the first time wont understand it"

Using that logic Metal Gear 5 shouldn't have been on the Xbox One.

_-EDMIX-_35d ago


I think they also had this in development before PS4 and XONE released, how were they to really know that XONE would not sell that great?

They are right to keep that version coming as they are too deep in anyway.

PhoenixUp36d ago

"Looking back at the various games of the series, it’s easy to see who the Kingdom Hearts series is aimed at: children."

Kingdom Hearts appeals to various demographics besides primarily children thanks to the influence its source material provides.

The Disney brand hasn't been so successful because they aimed only for children, but because they aimed for all ages. Many Disney films are appreciated by adults as much as children.

The Final Fantasy series is one of the first RPG franchises to find great success across age, gender and national barriers in the worldwide market.

Not to mention Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi stepped in to advise Tetsuya Nomura that he felt the game would be a failure if the story did not aspire to be just as great as one of Squaresoft's Final Fantasy titles. Nomura took these words to heart(heh) and set out to create an epic story on the level of an adult Japanese RPG that ended up hooking older generations on the game as well that just happened to feature Disney characters to also appeal to a younger audience.

badz14935d ago

I would like to meet a child that can understand the over-convoluted plot of KH

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