Twitter Mob Gangs Up On Square Enix Honcho

Final Fantasy, which was previously an PS3 exclusive in Japan, is coming to the country's Xbox 360 console. Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has been catching all kinds of hell from Japanese gamers for the decision.

Square Enix and the game's staffers had been saying definitively for years that Final Fantasy XIII was only going to be released on the PS3 in Japan.

Some Japanese Twitter users have been expressing disbelief via messages sent to Wada's account, @yoichiw. Others have been far more vicious, calling him a liar, a money grubber and treacherous.

While some said they would not buy the Xbox 360 version, others have been questioning how Square Enix runs its business.

Square Enix did say over and over again that Final Fantasy XIII would only be available on the PS3 in Japan. That doesn't seem to be the case any more.

【裏切りましたね?】Xbox360版『FF13』発売決定で非難の声が殺到!? [オレ的ゲーム速報@刃]


Comments

    Lol, talk about butthurt.

    360 lost Mass Effect as an exclusive and that is by far a better game/franchise.

    Space marine beats androgynous protagonist anyday.

    I can understand where the Japanese fans are comming from, as a playstation fanboy, back in 2008 i was pissed that the new final fantasy was going multiplatform.

    However times change, corporate competition makes it hard for many businesses to stay alive. Companies need to constantly take inventory and reassess what needs to be done to stay alive and get ahead of the pack. This is obviously one of those moves (or there could be another bussiness motivated reason).

    Remember, money keeps companies alive, not the rage of millions of fanboys.

    This has to be the stupidest fucking thing to get upset about. I mean I can understand the rage of it being changed to an x-box exclusive. But getting a dual release? Who gives a shit.

    I can't beleive people are complaining that a game they've already played is coming out on another system. Why do they care that people who own an xbox get to play it? Is this going to affect their lives in any way? Blatant one eyed fanboys are idiots.

    I guess some people are angry, because they may have had an Xbox to start with(A minority in Japan, but still) and bought a PS3 specifically for FFXIII(I know it was why I bought mine) and now they're releasing an Xbox version with a few more features and cheaper.

    I think it's less that they bought the PS3 for it, so much as Final Fantasy is a Japanese institution, Nintendo is a Japanese institution, and the Japanese gaming population share a lot of the xenophobia that is endemic there. It's ok for it to come out on X-Box in /other/ countries, but in Japan it should be on a Japanese console, period.

    Hmmm sounds like narrow minded racists to me.

    Wouldn't it be great if there was only ONE console?

    Well if that were the case we would still only have 8 bit consoles.

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