News > Wada Says 360 and PS3 Are "Over-Engineered"
June 12, 2007
Yoichi Wada, the CEO of Square-Enix, was recently interviewed and has been quoted as saying, "There are too many specs – and you also need a high-definition TV, a broadband connection and a deep knowledge of gaming – these consoles are mismatched to today’s environment. In a year or two years they will fare better.”
“There is a new breed of gamers in the market – we have to make games for all kinds of people. In the old days, we could just focus on the PlayStation or the Game Boy, but the environment has changed completely.”
When questioned about the decision to bring the next iteration of the Dragon Quest series exclusively to the Nintendo DS, he said, “We chose the Nintendo DS because the widest array of people use it, including people who previously did not play games before.”
The take-home message from Wada's statements: the handheld market holds more opportunities than the high-def era of home consoles.
*Eddie R Inzauto - Senior Editor, GameWad.com
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