Sakaguchi lays into Kutaragi

Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi doesn't like Kutaragi, thinks Microsoft's advertising in Japan is rubbish

Hironobu Sakaguchi, Final Fantasy creator and founder of Blue Dragon dev Mistwalker, haslaid his feelings on the table regarding"Father of PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi - he says he doesn't like him.

In an interviewfeatured in EGM magazine's latest issue, Sakaguchi was asked why he had no games in development for PS3. "The machine's architecture is tricky, and I don't like Ken Kutaragi," he replied.

Meanwhile Microsoft, he said, needs to sort out its marketing strategy in Japan, calling the commercial for Windows Vista "terrible."

"There are a lot of excellent games on the 360, far better games than what's on the Wii or PS3. But not a lot of people in Japan have a clear idea what games like Gears of War are all about," Sakaguchi commented.

And as for Wii, he called the system intriguing but explained he has no plans right now to make a game for Nintendo's new console.

May 2, 2007

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