Square Enix Boss Explains Why He Called The Wii A "Toy"

Kotaku reports:

Yoichi Wada, pictured, best known for his ability to stand near fantastic suits of armor, certainly has his own opinions about the Wii and PlayStation 3, the two contenders for console champ in the nation of Japan. He was recently quoted as saying the Wii is a "toy," a negative connotation for some, but for the adult-toddlers at Kotaku, it's still something to covet. He didn't necessarily mean it in a bad way, Wada says, merely that the interpretation was "coarse."

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Rikitatsu4664d ago

But Nintendo tries to make it so !!!

I mean the best selling Software on Wii in japan are Casual games like Wii fit (which is more of a toy than a game)

Screw Nintendo!! they turned the gaming market to $*hit!!!!

HeartlesskizZ4664d ago

I just hate how the Wii is a accessory freak..I mean you need an accessory to connect to another accessory and if you want to have fun you need a wheel or a plastic gun which are 100% separately? I just want to play rabbids that is all

Prismo_Fillusion4664d ago

Demon...what are you talking about? You're blowing it way out of proportion. I own around 9 Wii games and I haven't bought (nor do I plan to buy) even one accessory. Looking at the titles I plan on purchasing in 2008, the only one I'll need an accessory for is MarioKart. That makes one accessory in 2 years, and it's one that's going to come with the game.

Shadow Man4664d ago

Is not like he said the n word or nintendo sucks.

unsunghero284664d ago

IMO if the Wii is a toy it's just because it's pure fun, and it doesn't try to be anything else. I don't think that's a bad thing.

Some days, yes, I turn to that piano-black beast that is the PS3, and Uncharted and Warhawk and all that stuff. But when you have friends over or when you just want fun without all the frills, the Wii still has a place on the market.

I don't know how many multi-console owners there are out there, but as one myself I'll never see the Wii as a competitor, just as... another console.

TheExodus4664d ago

By definition 360, PS3 & Wii are all toys unless you'd rather put in a 12 hour day at the office than boot up a disc & grab the controller.

Prismo_Fillusion4664d ago

All video game consoles are toys...
They're just awesome, kick-ass toys.

vilmer4664d ago

Why should he even apologize?? God forbid someone calls out the almighty Wii!!

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