Entries in 'wada' (12)

Just how far short of expectations did Square Enix's console games fall?

Just how far short of expectations did Square Enix's console games fall?

Outgoing Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has revealed the exact extent of the publisher’s console game sales disappointments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2013 at 12:58PM in News
New boss Matsuda promises complete overhaul at Square Enix; Rogers confirmed as director

New boss Matsuda promises complete overhaul at Square Enix; Rogers confirmed as director

Yosuke Matsuda has promised to review all aspects of Square Enix’s business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2013 at 1:18PM in News
Tomb Raider misses sales targets; Rogers in contention for board election

Tomb Raider misses sales targets; Rogers in contention for board election

Square Enix’s big console releases are not performing as desired in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2013 at 2:31PM in News
Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable ever FF title

Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable ever FF title

Square Enix has confirmed that ten-year-old MMO outing Final Fantasy XI remains the profitable title in the series ever released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2012 at 11:43AM in News

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Final Fantasy brand "has been greatly damaged"

Final Fantasy brand "has been greatly damaged"

Speaking frankly at a Tokyo press conference, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has admitted that the Final Fantasy brand “has been greatly damaged” the technical woes suffered by MMO title ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2011 at 12:33PM in News
Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Square Enix is positioning Final Fantasy XIV as a serious rival to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft series, company president Yoichi Wada has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 9:37AM in News
Wada denies Japanese ‘decline’

Wada denies Japanese ‘decline’

The president of Square Enix – the increasingly Western-facing Japan-headquartered publishing empire – has refuted the widely held view that the Japanese game industry is in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2009 at 4:11PM in News
JAPAN: Wada urges gamers to go West

JAPAN: Wada urges gamers to go West

Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has (not for the first time) levelled some harsh criticism at the Japanese games market, stating that Japanese gamers still harbour an unfair ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2009 at 1:39PM in News

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Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix chief Yoichi Wada is preparing his firm for the demise of physical media – and potentially the death of home consoles.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 26th 2009 at 11:19AM in News
Wii 2 predicted for 2011

Wii 2 predicted for 2011

Nintendo will release a follow-up to its highly successful Wii console in 2011 – that’s the prediction from none other than Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2009 at 1:08PM in News
Square wants Eidos money back by 2012

Square wants Eidos money back by 2012

The firm that saved Eidos believes it will have a return on its £84.3m purchase within three years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 27th 2009 at 9:57AM in News
Square Enix: FFXIII release “yet to be determined”

Square Enix: FFXIII release “yet to be determined”

Japanese developer and publisher Square Enix has told MCV that the European release date for Final Fantasy FXIII has yet to be decided.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 2:56PM in News