Square Enix’s decision to release Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360 in Japan, after repeatedly promising it would be a PS3 exclusive, has driven fans into a frenzy, with some becoming so angry as to begin delivering death threats to Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada on his own Twitter account.

After the news of the port’s release became widely reported and confirmed as more than a mere rumour, irate fans descended upon Yoichi Wada’s Twitter account:

Is it true? After saying so many times it would never be released on the Xbox in Japan, if you really do release it nobody will trust your word again.

Say something!

You’re going to betray us after saying it would never come out? I’m cancelling my pre-orders.

You liar!

Lying to customers is how you do business, eh? I’ll never buy a Square Enix title again.

With all the illegal lies and misdirection about FF13 you made, I reported you to the ministry of consumer affairs. And you promised DLC and quietly abandoned it – you’re detestable.


Stop your pompous waffling and resign! Haven’t you made enough money yet? Next time put a guy who actually loves games in charge.

What’s up with game developers? Practically everything they say is a lie…

Well done, Scrooge.

Hey Wada! What the hell is this about FF13 on the 360 in Japan? You kept advertising the game in all the mags as a domestic PS3 exclusive! If you go through with this nobody’ll trust you again… Honestly I hate you so much I’d like to kill you. Quit soon. This is your last chance.

You’d better be prepared to run, or you’ll be killed! At the very least you ought to be prepared for a few rocks thrown your way!

Whilst such threats can be dismissed as the standard ravings of Square Enix’s increasingly desperate fanbase, Japanese police will make arrests for less, and they certainly demonstrate yet another looming PR disaster.

Wada himself was conspicuously silent in the face on of the onslaught.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's sad that people get this bent out of shape over video games.

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    Comment by Naison
    03:03 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make promises, don't keep them, get threats and hate from crazy amounts of people.

    Sounds like the American government.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Although most of them are probably PS3 fanboys, I think everyone is pissed off at all the broken promises with no explanation whatsoever than the port announcement itself. They wouldn't get all bent out of shape if they'd announced it as a multiplatform game to begin with.

    I also get the feeling that the DLC is being reserved for the 360 port only.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where have I seen something simmilar?...ah, Tales of Vesperia

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck you Yoichi Wada! You deserve to be treated shit. MORON!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final Fantasy XIII HAD FANS??!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 11/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a conspiracy: The supposedly 1.5 million copies sold were were all purchased by the Illuminati!

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    07:15 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm maybe release a International Version like all the main FF games? ability to control all party, can switch any time, no more game over when the party leader is dead, dual language, new game+ theater mode sooo many modes do it Square that's at least you can do for the fans

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this company was rated as one of the most trustworthy gaming company in Japanese survey. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 11/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time to revise the survey I guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the game is set to have a 60$ price tag. its already dead.

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    Comment by Unlimitedbladeworks
    05:07 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly who gives a shit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe cuz microsoft offer more money than sony?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ohhhhh, the drama!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey crazy otaku, go fuck your body pillow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am. But it's overflow with my love juice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, this just seem like a huge case of "everyone cares about this shit way too fucking much." As if anyone should be surprised that a corporation lied to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death threats go to far. However, him receiving angry mails is something i can wholeheartedly relate to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

    We really need to stop buying games day 1. I'll never buy games day 1 ever again. I'm betting on Sega to rise from the grave with Valkyria. If that fails then fuck JRPG's unless its a sequel to The Legend of Dragoon.

    Just abandon Square already.

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    Comment by Utena
    01:08 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would be heartbroken if those landmark haijin from FFXI don't make appearances on FFIV. Oh Ext, it's just not Final Fantasy without you bro.

    "Stop your pompous waffling and resign!" Toshiro exclaimed, angrily readjusting his monocle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I remember seeing angry fans on youtube for the same reason. To them, Final Fantasy has always been a Sony franchise and should stay on a Sony console. So I guess every one of us that played and loved 2 and 3 on SNES were just having the same pleasant dream.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ps3 fanboys are the worst, and even more if theyre japs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your going too far by being racist.

    How do you know if they're fanboys if they bought a PS3 specifically for that game? When in their minds they would have also thought to buy a Wii instead because of other games.

    Comment by Pyrolight
    01:17 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People still believe in the whole "exclusive" bit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey idiots, try read some of the comments the NEET are saying up there.

    If you can't tell, they're pissed BECAUSE SQUARE-ENIX blatantly fucking LIED to them about the release. It's hardly PS3 fanboys defending the exclusivity of FF13 on their precious console. It's the fact that Squeenix repeatedly said they would NOT release it, then they suddenly go around and say that they will. Meaning that it will be difficult to take them seriously the next time they say something "real" because of the BAD PRECEDENT that this sets.

    Fuck man, people are too quick to start console fanboy wars.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:03 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares if it's on another console heck I don't even care if it gets ported to the iPad and Android devices.

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    Comment by Alan
    04:01 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really don't understand all the hate over this decision of theirs. You have to be stupid not to see the benefit. Game available for more consoles means more copies sold means more money to pay for development of more games. Games are costing more and more to develop as technology to present them gets higher quality. In my opinion it's retarded to produce games exclusively for one console, a complete and utter waste of money on the game assets.

    Sure coercing your code to work on another unit is challenging and requires rewriting some large chunks of code, but it pales in comparison to the development cost of another game, so much so that it can and has saved many of the big game development companies departments. Just look at the Tales of series, if they had stuck with Playstation consoles, they'd already be in the grave, long before some of the best selling titles they ever produced were made.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:48 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They lied about multiple aspects of the game they released? Selling a game that is now 5 dollars in the bargain bin right next to Pokemon Red and Blue seems like a major profitable business decision, instead of honoring your word?

    1.2-1-4 million XBox360 units are in Japan as far as I know...how is this going to bring in revenue, considering the workload and the infamous status of FF13 (seriously it's like 520 yen)?

    If you truly believe what you typed, then remain oblivious to things such as "customer satisfaction, honor, and a passion for your career". Hopefully, we, the stupid people never see your point of view, as it is the most carefully constructed piece of shit I've read all day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's pretty obvious by now that honor and passion for their career don't exist. Customer satisfaction SHOULD have existed, for the sake of their ability to hold customer integrity and not lose so many sales. They'd also better hope they don't get sued, because some of the more intelligent people among the masses are probably taking legal action for false advertising.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 11/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sue? A corporation like S-E?

    "I'm happy for you, and I'mma let you finish but Square-Enix has got to be one of the largest (swindling)corporations of all time!


    Seriously, the only way we can REALLY make our point taken by them is by NOT BUYING EVERY PIECE OF SHIT THEY MAKE on release day. Their games' quality is no longer as consistent as it used to be to warrant blind purchase.

    Of course, we won't see that happen, thanks to false advertising and past glory.

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    Comment by Kolibri
    04:24 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what about Mass Effect 2 ? Tales of Vesperia ? Eternal Sonata ? Bioshock and so on ?

    Those ridiculous fanboys, I get rid of them. They must just stop complaining and play their PS3, if the're so proud of it.

    (I say that and I have a PS3, I'm just bored of the Pro-S/Pro-M...)

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    Comment by Sarkazmo
    05:41 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hehehehehehe, gimme a fuckin' break, seriously? He's been threatened with DEATH over putting the game out on another console as well??? Get the fuck over it, people. So elitist it's disgusting. Grow up.

    Was it right of them to change their minds after say vehemently that it wouldn't happen? Probably not but they're a company and companies exist to make money. Apparently they think they'll make money on it. It's a POS anyway, who really cares? With all the bad decisions S/E has made lately I'd be really surprised if they're still in business, in their current form, in two years.

    S/E has gone from the top, to the bottom in the past year or two. If they don't serve up the goods they're famous for then good riddance. We don't need more crappy/mediocre delevopers.


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    Comment by nazel212
    11:18 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They need to clench their teeth and hold their tongues. if they didn't help make the game or contribute funds to its development then they should accept Wada-san's decision or don't buy the game. The world isn't fair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's where you're wrong. A game's sales help the creators earn back what they used to create it. They made promises about the product they sold and then decided to back out on it after everyone already bought it.

    The person who reported them to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs had every right to do so, because the product did not deliver what the creators promised. While it is only a video game, this is fraud.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    akkks, i just buy ps3 only to play ff ,

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If someone grants a favor to you, you shall repay the favor.
    That being said, If a PS3 would be going over to XBOX, then XBOX shall return a similar rating game back to PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They get Mass Effect 2, no complaints given. We get FF13 and suddenly the nation teeters over a cliff of rage.

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    12:08 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    AH fanboys, showing your insanity since 90 something.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    23:13 02/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a bunch of retorted gamers. Really death threats, time to get laid people, its just another lame game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it even getting any bonuses to the game? Major additions, DLC or otherwise? I sure don't see any info implying such. Final Fantasy fans are worse than the Tales ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh look, It's evangelion all over again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get it.

    The Japanese are getting mad about a game they very obviously didn't like being released on a system they don't like. Do they not see this or do they like bitching for the sake of it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's got more to do with keeping promises. They outright LIED about DLC and PS3 exclusivity after they've mentioned those aspects so many times to market the game. I myself personally don't care about another console having a port, but I am wondering if I can really trust the word of Square Enix ever again after hearing about this. Maybe they'll say something like "This time, there really WILL be DLC! We promise!" or "This game will have all these features!" but I wouldn't be sure if I can really believe that because they lied before, so I would be hesitant to buy the game. If they make any more promises, then I'll hold onto my money until they can actually keep their promise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone that believes a company about exclusivity, in the market that exists right now for gaming, is a damn fool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:34 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently anyone who believes in a company's marketing is also a fool right now as well. These companies wonder why they're losing so much money these days when they had such a great thing going for so long. Here's an idea for them; long ago customer service and loyalty meant something to a lot of people. You delivered on your promises, you gave customers a reason to want to come back, and surprise, they did. These days companies have for whatever unfathomable reason switched to a "bleed the customer dry" method of business where they do whatever it takes to wring another sale out of the few fans they have left.

    It's not a sustainable model of business, but sadly the CEOs making millions of dollars a year are only interested in the short term gains. It's happening in every industry right now, and likely a large factor in the economic problems we face today. Back when they were only making a bit more than the grunts at the company they had to actually work hard to keep things successful and afloat. Now they're just trying to make as much money in as short a time span as possible before they bail on the then fucked company with enough money for them to never work again in pocket.

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    Comment by Klingengeist
    08:32 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *points at stupid sony fanboy* HAHA!

    As developer/puplisher i would always try to release my games as on many platforms as possible, except Sony, M$ or Nintendo pays me big bucks for not doing so. ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh all our hopes for exclusive is down the drain...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who CARES if it's on the xbox 360 in japan?? Most japanese don't play the xbox anyway.. why should it bother them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    death threats don't have the impact they used to...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:27 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol wada dont bother putting ff13 in 360 in japan coz lost odessey pwns f13

    sakaguchi kicked your ass wada

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