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Friday, 15 June 2007 14:28

Square Enix CEO: Xbox 360 and PS3 are "Over-engineered"
Michael Hoffman (Blog) - June 13, 2007 1:00 AM
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Square Enix favors Nintendo over Sony and Microsoft
Square Enix Chief executive Yoichi Wada believes the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 are too complex, while the Nintendo Wii is the ideal game platform for Square Enix games.

The hardware power of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are "over-engineered" and "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," Wada added.

Video game development costs have continued to increase, and game developers are now more likely to pick one or two platforms rather than provide games for all of them. “In the old days, we could just focus on the PlayStation or (Nintendo) GameBoy, but the environment has changed completely," said Wada...

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