Square Enix: Now We Realize The True Power of the 3DS

That’s good for you, Square Enix, now can we PLEASE just get Dragon Quest XI already?

Posted By | On 06th, Jan. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


In spite of a lot of early successes on the 3DS – Theathrhytm: Final Fantasy, Bravely Default, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Dragon Quest VII – Square Enix mysteriously dropped support for the handheld pretty fast and went all in on smartphones instead. However, now it seems they have realized just how excellent and profitable the 3DS can be for high end games.

“Most people would probably go with Naoki Hanzawa and Amachan, but personally, I was most impressed by how smoothly Monster Hunter  sold,” says Akitoshi Kawazu, a high ranking Square Enix developer behind games such as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Romancing SaGa. “I felt that Monster Hunter showed me the true powers of the Nintendo 3DS.”

He is talking about the 3DS’s insanely profitable market for high end games, unlike any handheld that came before. Monster Hunter 4 is just one such example – other games of this category include Square Enix’s own Dragon Quest VII, and Nintendo’s Fire Emblem, Kid Icarus, Pokemon, and The Legend of Zelda games.

Hopefully, this means a renewed effort from Square Enix on the handheld.


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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    True power indeed. Now Nintendo needs to convince the court to drop the royalty fee they have to pay now.

    • shadus

      that would be nice but the real money is in the license fee Nintendo collects from each title sales. I must have bought between 10 to 20 games myself. Its real easy there are so many good games on it and 16 gb card carries so much. I cant count the number of titles I have passed up because my budget couldn’t keep pace with their release schedule.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah I have played that amount two ever since 3DS came out. I am sure it won’t be a big issue though for them, as 3DS is their piggy bank now. Also, since I actually want to change the SD Card size, can I use one that’s 32 GB or size doesn’t matter with SD Card slot on it? And yeah I need catch up on some titles myself such as A Link Between Worlds.

    • shadus

      the 3ds only takes sdhc and sd format cards I believe 32gig is maximum amount of of memory sdhc can store so you should be fine.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Good because 4GB definitely won’t be enough for the amount of games I want to download.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Also I wish 3DS XL had been made part of the Deluxe Digital Promotion with Wii U. Don’t see why Nintendo skipped out on it.

  • Marcus J. Hopkins

    Not just dropped support, but outright refused to localize any new 3DS titles in the last year for the West.

  • Terry

    Does this mean we can have Final Fantasy V and VI on the 3DS?

  • TalesOfBS

    The things i would do for some Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles…

  • platomaker

    So we can expect some games in 2016, better late than never. If its something new I hope they finally break the SNES paradigm. Though I could do for a remake of DQ9 or 10.


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