Square Enix to Develop Hardware

Many gamers are familiar with Square Enix and their RPG game titles like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. But according to Nikkei Business Online, Square Enix may be going somewhere where they have never gone before-hardware production.

Yoichi Wada, president of Square said, "The strategy behind Nintendo and the iPod, to create a new environment based on hardware, is completely valid. But this is impossible if you don,t have experience making hardware. This is one of the reasons Square Enix will collaborate with Taito, a company that produces physical hardware. In our talks with Taito, ideas for an actual physical product have come up. In any case, we will be releasing some "thing.’

Just what that “thing” Wada is talking about was not further elaborated on. However, what is known is that Taito is one of the largest producers of standup coin-op game machines in Japan. They also produce game titles for game consoles.

Could there be a new stand-up coin-op video game machine from Square Enix in the future? At the moment, no one knows except the executives of Taito and Square Enix.


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