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Yoichi Wada Gets Death Threats Over Xbox 360 FFXIII (NSFW Site)

Sankaku Complex: "Square Enix’s decision to release Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360 in Japan, after repeatedly promising it would be a PS3 exclusive, has driven fans into a frenzy, with some becoming so angry as to begin delivering death threats to Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada on his own Twitter account."

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Kain812964d ago

WOW this goes to far...

Lou-Cipher2964d ago

Yeah, Someone definitely needs to kick the guy in the teeth for screwing up our games, but a death threat is a bit to much.

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sack_boi2964d ago

Probably from this guy.

sikbeta2963d ago

Wada gets death threats while he keeps killing SE lol

Now seriously, WTF? who cares anyway, the game was +average and it's old now, better focus on FFvs13...

Redrum0592963d ago

as much as i love games, this is too extreme.

[email protected] sack_boi

Dragun6192963d ago

This reminds me of when NamcoBandai announced Tales of Vesperia for PS3 and then those fans who bought an Xbox360 for this game became really upset and angry which led to some people breaking their 360 copies of Vesperia.

Fact, don't mess with your Japanese Fanbase.
And Square Enix, your starting to mess with Japanese fanbase.

97gsx2963d ago

While wada shouldnt get death threats the insults he's getting are awesome. The man is destroying square-enix as a whole and the japanese are finally snapping. Wada will have to take a real hard look at the future of the company. We want good games not linear crap. If the game can be made better by making it exclusive then it has to be done.

RageAgainstTheMShine2963d ago

Its no surprise Microsoft under Ballmer has screwed up the whole video game industry like I said before ... expect more of the worst ever screw ups in the near future thanks to M$.

Microsoft is self destructing and loosing it as we speak.

It is driven by extreme jealousy and envy as it tries to steal every market share it sets its eyes on but fails miserably.

The crazy dog is loosing every bone it has in to the river.

bjornbear2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

a mans life is threatened, and fanboys spark up with glee!

"yay now I have ammo against these fanboys! haha they threaten lives lol losers"

do you even realize the gravity of this?
a) this isn't just about the PS3, its about FF fanboys/Japanese fanboys

b) its a death threat but towards a person, no laughing matter

c) this is stupid in all levels, and the fact that someone would generalize this as "PS3 fans all threaten peoples lives" is taking the argument to a WHOLE other level of immaturity and childishness.

so the arguments I see here are:

I own a PS3 and love it because its a great console = I'm going to threaten someones life

thats great logic/s

I hope nothing happens to Mr. Wada, and that who ever issued the threat gets some serious smackin'

Jazz41082963d ago

Way to show your true colors Sony fans. You would never see this out of the Microsoft community.

jack_burt0n2963d ago

honour is a big deal in japan, if MS was a japanese company they would have all killed themselves by now.

Oh if only :)

Prototype2963d ago

On the inside I actually feel the same way

On the outside I'll load up a non-square game and write them off as $ > Quality

JD_Shadow2963d ago

So just about EVERYONE condemns the death threats, yet YOU try to use it to score political points by equating EVERYONE to a select few.

NICE! /s

Brewski0072963d ago

Lol i think my favorite one, is the plain and simple :
"Charlatan!!"
Haha.
Yeah like who really cares about a game thats been released so long now that it really shouldnt matter if its out as 360 in Japan now.
I do agree though he has fallen back on his word somewhat with consumers by saying it was going to be a ps3 exclusive, However its not like its the day after the ps3 version was released.
People should grow up and learn to chill out a little.

SilentNegotiator2963d ago

There's a better chance that it's a troll than an "extreme fanboy"

Lightsaber2963d ago

How sad what are they goin to do when FFv13 is announced for the 360 at TGS ? I guess bomb threats are next

CimmerianDrake2963d ago

My guess is that they aren't going to do anything, seeing as how it's not going to be announced for the 360. But you can keep dreaming, that is your right. It's a nice dream to have, but too bad that reality is going to b*tch slap you for it.

KingME2963d ago

You are now the proud owner of the dumbest, most ignorant comment I have have heard to date on N4G.

CONGRATULATION!!!

Double Toasted2963d ago

Da fuck? Playslaves are a weird bunch. I used to laugh, but now I find it sad. On second thought, I still do laugh, and I always found it sad. You will never hear about me openly being a Sony fanboy. Fuck that, you won't lump me in with that retarded bunch.

Megaton2963d ago

I'd be satisfied with a kick to his teeth. Maybe two. Not for any of this FFXIII crap so much, but just for driving one of the best RPG makers in history into a hole of mediocrity.

Don't need to kill him, just get him the f*ck away from SE.

pustulio2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

PS3 fanboys are extreme they cry, rage and hate way too much on everything.

Look at sack_boi video... that is how a PS3 fanboy looks like and this site is filled with them.

Mass Effect goes to the PS3 and 360 people here where saying how cool is PS3 fans will be able to play this awesome game.

FF goes to Xbox and PS3 fans rage and hate on SE and then this happens... Oh and don't forget how they criticized the 360 because it lost ME2.

See the difference? That's why PS3 fanboys are delusional, incoherent, brainless, etc...

You PS3 fanboys make me sick.

97gsx2963d ago

Seriously dude your generalization of ps3 fanboys can be applied to all fanboys. Its pretty pathetic that you hold a hate for one type of fanboy. I remember the rage when tales of vesperia went to the ps3 in japan. Same reaction but from 360 fanboys. Wada maybe received one or two death threats the rest were insults to the way he is running the company.

hot-sauce2963d ago

In January an SE interview with a Japanese magazine spilled some interesting details involving the development of FFXIII. It was stated that enough content was cut from the game to make another title. Even after all the cuts FFXIII still manages to nearly fill a PS3’s dual layered Blu-Ray disc with uncompressed audio and video. The Xbox 360 struggles to fit the title across 3 DVDs with heavy compression. Anyone willing to put “2 and 2 together” knows that those cuts were made for a reason, so FFXIII could squeeze its way on to 3 DVDs, a sacrifice that left us with an unfamiliar and extremely linear FF title.

rockleex2963d ago

The rabid fans aren't pissed that FFXIII went multiplat in Japan.

They're pissed that Wada lied... once again.

Wada's the boy who cried wolf. He's going to bring the whole of Square Enix down with him if he keeps up that attitude.

Prototype2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

@Rockleex

Finally someone who read the article AND saw what the big complaint is, I gave you a bubble.

It's Wada's lying that's the issue, not the idea it's going to a JP360

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commodore642963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

One the one hand we have ps3 fanboys condemning the death threat, but then justifying a 'kick to the teeth'?

What the....?
Are you guys insane?
It's JUST a frickin computer game!

Threatening death or physical assault because this game is being released in Japan on the 360 is so beyond acceptable I am almost ashamed to be on the same forum as you guys.

Get a life, guys. seriously.
You have lost the plot.

evrfighter2963d ago

Sack Boi wins. no contest.

That is actually how I envisioned ps3 nerd raging fanboys.

JD_Shadow2963d ago

Wow...the way some of the other side is jumping all OVER this as a weapon to say that "oh, these two or three PS3 fanboys are acting like retards, so they ALL do". They will just do it over and over and over again because they think that it makes THEM look better (it doesn't).

Seriously, it's not right that they send him death threats, but it's equally bad to say that everyone in a group subscribes to the same principals as the black sheep do. That's like saying all Muslims are terrorists...oh, wait!

Moentjers2963d ago

It's all about lying and not keeping your promisses. In some regions that's still a big deal.

rockleex2963d ago

Why do you think they still support the 360 even after being screwed over and lied to so much?

Heck, they know Kinect isn't even half of what was promised yet they still defend it to death because "it will sell better than PS Move", even though Microsoft is dumping them for the casuals.

JohnnyBadfinger2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

@rockleex
I choose 360 because the games appeal to me. Whether you people think they are crap or not, the 360 has a online service i am more than happy to pay for, games i want to play and a controller that is comfortable for my hand.

The ammount of fanboyism going on in here is pretty funny. each comment stupider than the last.

Some people choose PS3 cause they like the games, console and service.
Some people choose 360 cause they like the games, console and service.

hay2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Well, saying that every Sony fanboy is f*cked up cause some guy threatened Wada is like saying that every Sony fanboy is Japanese cause some Sony fanboy is Japanese...
You just need to be stupid to think that way. There's no other explanation.

HSx92963d ago

this whole situation is rather funny than scary, just gotta look at the situation :D

ChronoJoe2963d ago

To be fair, in Japan it's not really fanboyism. Fanboyism being illogical fondness over a product... but in Japan since the 360 offers next to nothing a JP gamer would be interested in it's quite understandable that they're pro PS3 and don't want anything to do with a 360.

Obviously this goes too far though.

Sez 2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

This is just sad how the state of gaming has become. When you have to threaten a man's life just to keep a game off the competitions console is just sad. I mean you don't see people get upset to the point they are threatening bioware or EA for putting ME2 on the ps3 with extra content.

Fanboys really need to chill out. These dev's and publishers are in it for the money. So if they can maximize their profits by making a game multiplat. Then why not. If you don't like what these guys are doing don't support any of their product. But when you have to start threatening dev's and companys just for the sake of keeping a game exclusive. Only makes you and the extreme fanboys look pathetic.

@sack boi

thats is a funny video dude. have a bubble for that. it reminds me of this extreme sonyfanboy that keep PM'ing dumbass comments to try and convince me that his system is the bestest ever.

Ludakriss2963d ago

Yo. I wouldn't be surprised if that white liquid he drank was Lucifer's CUM! These types...are aloud on the streets. Think about that for a sec.

ChrisW2963d ago

Nice video!

BTW, what the heck is public "sedeku" anyway? I think the word he was looking for was "seppuku." But hey, I guess if you're an Japanese culture EXPERT, I guess you can make up any word you want!

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Schobeleth2963d ago

Wait to see if Versus XIII goes multiplatform. It won't be just Japanese fans writing angry letters or emails at that point...

etownone2963d ago

it would be nice to see that announcement at the tgs,

tit for tat, sony takes ME2, MS strikes back and takes FFverses.

jack_burt0n2963d ago

Mass effect 2 on PS3 simply delicious.

JD_Shadow2963d ago

So GTA4, FF13, DMC4, Tekken 6, and the rest were okay for Sony to lose, yet ME2 was completely off limits? It does seem like that. Why is Sony required to lose every third party exclusive they ever had, yet MS isn't supposed to have full exclusivity on EVERY 3rd party exclusive THEY have?

And you just want Versus to go multi so you can use it for political points and to see things like THIS happen. I doubt you have any intentions of, you know, actually PLAYING the damn game.

@crzyjackbauer: And what were Microsoft fanboys when they lost TIMED EXCLUSIVITY for the GTA4 DLC, Bioshock, and Mass Effect? Perhaps we should look at just what the reason is for THIS outrage, not that we should condone the death threat side of this (we don't, in case you haven't noticed). How is that announcement beneficial to ANY of the dealing parties? Did the 360 suddenly get so popular in Japan that it warranted this decision?

jetlian2963d ago

because its gonna play like KH. thats why its a big deal. I have a ps3 so push comes to shove i'll get it there but 95% of the time I game on 360.

Xbox lost dead rising,mass effect, ninja gaiden, DOA, oblivion etc. Not really one sided. I wish MS and Sony teamed up to make 1 console peronally. It would end all this fanboy crap and give devs 1 main system to focus on. I could careless what nintendo does.

CimmerianDrake2963d ago

Nomura is adamant on how Versus XIII is being created, and really doesn't want it to be multiplat. Read his tweet. But keep dreaming. How's MGS4 on the 360 coming along?

jetlian2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

just have to wait and see

Nomura doesn't pay the bills! his opinion maybe taken into account but thats about it

JD_Shadow2963d ago

The problem with the titles you listed is that they were all titles that had timed exclusivity that ran out. MS was able to keep that exclusivity for a certain time (until the potential system sales from said titles ran out), and then they tossed it to the side and focused on the next run of timed exclusivity for another title.

With the things the PS3 lost, they never even got as much as TIMED exclusivity. The 360 version (sans FF13 Japan) was always released at the same day, date, and time as the PS3 version, and the PS3 owners had to wait on the game until the 360 was done.

Honestly, I don't get why no one is able to understand that concept. That's really easy to understand, and yet, it's as if no one even brings it up. Because they DON'T! They don't because if they DO, it would destroy any case they have as to why MS has suffered "the same fate".

jetlian2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

dead rising was timed on 360?! no it was totally. what about portal 2? and these games were exclusive for a year without knowing ps3 version were coming.

dead rising 2 coming with same date as 360 same with portal 2. I bet ninja gaiden 3 will hit both same time too

Edit add graw2 to that list ps3 got graw 2 same day. Add far cry 2 as well.

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poopface12963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

the gam is old and wasnt even received that well.

To be honest, I dont even know why they are releasing it over there. But sending threats just means you life must be pathetic.

Who gives a shit about FF13.

edit-- yup like I sad not that great. You said "pretty decently." Most people expect more from a FF game. Especially the first of a generation. Compare the impact that ff13 had vs FF7 or FF10.

asyouburn2963d ago

famitsu gave it 39 out of 40, and its sold over 5 million world wide. id say that it was recieved pretty decently.

asyouburn2963d ago

and as of 2005 sold 9.8 million copies, so technically ff13 sold half of that in first year. im not debating the quality of the game, just how it was recieved

jetlian2963d ago

but also theres more comptetion than back then. Also the market is truly split this time too.

seann2963d ago

hey nice website, and that wanker gets what he deserves. if he does die because of ff, that be very honourable. but i dont care.i would probably laugh.

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niceguywii602963d ago

Doesn't surprise me PS3 fanboys are fanatical to the point of mental illness. See this 24/7 on N4G and all over the web with the anti 360 smear campaigns.

d3nworth12963d ago

Don't jump to conclusions dude it doesnt have to be a ps3 fanboy. It could have been a 360 owner who bought a ps3 to play that game only to find out that its coming out on 360 later.If that happened to me I'd be pissed. I wouldn't go as far as death threats. As far as the 360 smear campaign when ps3 launched 360 fanboys were giving ps3 fanboy hell. So I say you get a taste of your own medicine.

Death2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

The Japanese are very naationalistic. I would like to think it is just one lunatic, but nationalism has lead to some pretty sad things in the past.

As far as the PS3 smear campaign went at launch, that consisted of many PS2 owners that weren't impressed with the price and games at launch also. It also only lasted about a year before the price was drastically reduced and the library built up. Four years later the backlash from Sony zealots is still going strong. You think this might be a little overkill by now? I would hope by now everyone was pretty content with their choice and this nonsense could stop.

-Death

wages of sin2963d ago

It's the sdf. What did you expect.

DigitalAnalog2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

But this is in NO way to vent your frustrations. A few insults would suffice but "death threats" are just too extreme - even if you're just a "dude-livin-in-a-basement ".

@Jazz4108:

Don't confuse fanboys with "like-minded" people. In fact, the ironic thing is that you actually revealed your "true-colors".

@niceguywii60:

*cough JAIL BREAK *cough *COUGH arti * cles.. oh, ans speaking of which - what exactly were you doing in the PS3 articles?

-End statement

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bustamove2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

What's your obsession with PS3 fans? I'm just curious. I guess we should also blame world hunger on PS3 fans too, right?

Don't agree with the death threats but Square needs to step their game up. If they announced FROM THE START that FFXIII would be multiplatform, I don't think anyone would have been too upset. But you have to wonder what the hell was going on between the scenes when they suddenly announced it for the 360.

If Versus XIII goes multiplatform, I'd say that Wada would really have to worry about his head.

Death2963d ago

Just like Bioshock and Mass Effect. They were timed exclusives. While it seems dishonest that companies don't say they are timed exclusives at launch, you have to admit that kind of defeats the purpose of having an exclusive contract. Third party exclusives are pretty much dead since the cost of making games is so high. The only true exclusives are from first party developers.

-Death

Man In Black2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Reminds me of the time when fans sent death threats to Hideo Kojima because he didn't want to direct MGS4.

Noble Spartan2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Just woow. Not even going to comprehind how low this is. There are so many articles and features on why the PS3 fans are the saddest of them all...This just justifies it.

PS3 fan boys are the worse of the bunch. This is more stupid is that I don't even hear any Xbox 360 fans even wanting it even in the first place......

PS3 Fan boys = big loser and lowlifes ( Including the sane PS3 fans they are all right and cool )

no on cares for Xbox FF13 in Japan game was poo anyways.

Versus 13 will come too on XBox 360 no one cares.

Lyr1c2963d ago

And with this statement, it shows how clueless you really are. Labeling Sony fans as "big losers and lowlives" makes you seem extremely ignorant. You're hurting your fellow xbots more than harming the competition. At least Sony fanboys have loyalties to a company they have grown to love (PS1, PS2, PS3), but you guys are ridiculous. You're swearing loyalty to a company whose game system you've gamed on for like 5 years. On top of that, this new company is screwing you and its own developers and you accept it, acting like nothings wrong. I could say millions of things about MS fans, but it'll only make me as bad as you.

CJJA2963d ago

are the worse? ignorance man. both sides are bad. fanboyism is bad alltogether. funny, "noble spartan" ofcourse ur the one saying ps3fans are the worst haha

fatstarr2963d ago

If he gets death threats from this imagine if he announced vs 13 on the xbox
talk about a nuke going off. i wouldnt even buy the game. its over for that.

Immortal3212963d ago

fck the bullsh*t, I'm tired of all these low quality C.O.D's and all these other half @ss crap multiplat.

just to prove to you money over gamer nuts out there, that when you chose multiplat your destined to screw yourself.

just because you like it doesn't mean everyone else does, and don't worry I take my own advise it's inside my ear.

1yr 3months left

Sony3602963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Yeah because all multi plat games have proven to be bad quality?

Oh wait a second, no they haven't. At all.

All they've done differently is serve as an excuse for the stupid fanboys of the game if it didn't get 10s all over the place. Anyone mad over their game going multi-plat is a clueless.

In fact the Ps3 had the nicer looking version and the fanboys were STILL unable to stop themselves bitching.

It makes no difference to you if you can still play it, so shut up and stop acting like they owe you something.

muDD2963d ago

Sony cultmembers... extremist... radicals... crazy... they treat the system like it's their god. These sony weirdoes are equivalent to the Taliban!

Sony3602963d ago

These fanboys are beyond pathetic.

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Game-ur2964d ago

I thought fanboys in Japan are PS3 vs. Wii guys, didn’t know they cared about the 360.