The Japanese Internet Responds to Square Enix’s Crypto Plans

On January 1, Yosuke Matsuda, CEO of Square Enix (pictured) decided to call in the new year with the company’s plans for things like blockchain and NFTs.

You may have read what people on the English-speaking web were thinking about Square Enix’s announcement, but now let’s take a look at what people on the Japanese-speaking web were thinking.

Below is a cross section of comments from bulletin boards such as 2ch and 5d, Twitter, and popular Japanese game sites such as Hachima Kikou.

“This is an announcement that Square Enix is ​​ready.”

“Blockchain games are slow.”

“Let me put it as simply as possible: make interesting games. That is it.”

“She [Square Enix] was a great game developer.”

“Whaa, this is so seedy…”

“Is this really official? This is the President’s New Year Greeting [of Square Enix]?

“I’m happy that an enjoyable blockchain games will increase!”

“This is rancid. NFTs are a money game item with no value.”

“Put simply, they have no plans to make interesting games.”

“I have no idea what all this means.”

“This company has no future.”

“They’ve lost their way.”

“Looks like this is for shareholders.”

“Don’t get lost in blockchain and NFTs, and don’t forget the precedent set by Second Life.”

“It seems like people in America really hate NFTs.”

“Play to earn! We’ve arrived at where you can game in the metaverse. I’m excited!”

“The curtain is opening for a new era for open world games.”

“After all, it’s Square Enix, so they’re going to screw this up.”

“So they don’t have the ability to make games anymore, so will they let players sell things to each other and then live off the commissions?”

“I’m looking forward to this.”

“Blockchain really looks like fraud. This has a touch of shady advisors.”

“Square Enix is ​​already late with the trend, so they’re going to screw it up.”

“This means they don’t have any new ideas.”

“What is the actual point of the NFTs and the metaverse….”

“I understand. No, I don’t.”

“They become an investment company.”

“The statement alone conveys an utter lack of intelligence.”

“This feels like they’re wasting money again.”

“It looks like they’re followers. This company cannot make anything new.”

“It’s an interesting business model.”

“I predict a total flop. I was reminded of the time when the Square Enix movie was bombed and the company was on the brink of bankruptcy.”

“It seems that Final Fantasy will be released in the metaverse.

Merging Square and Enix was a mistake.

“But what does all this mean for paying? taxes?”

“It’s wild that Square Enix has turned into a company that makes these kinds of public statements.”

“It doesn’t make sense for them to start doing this now.”

“Where is the second part of the FFVII redo? When is? [FF]XVI get out?”

“Too little too late.”

“I can only predict that this will turn out to be a mistake.”

“Great. I’ve read all of this and none of it stuck in my head.”

“So ultimately, with blockchain, will in-game items definitely have value? And the way this differs from real money trading MMOs is…?”

“The future of Square Enix is ​​bleak.”

“It’s Because They Can’t Make It” Final Fantasy forever.”

“There are many words, but I do not follow any of them.”

“It’s great to have a system where everyone can monetize their creativity.”

“It doesn’t look like Square Enix is ​​looking at players.”

‘For God’s sake does this man say? I don’t understand this at all.”

“In addition dragon quest, this company’s games are boring.”

“There are only a few people who can create.”

“What is the difference between a blockchain game and an online game?”

“Even as a joke, this isn’t funny.”

“I’m playing my Switch.”

“Anyway, this company can only make” Final Fantasy and dragon quest.”

“I really can’t believe someone so incompetent is the president” [of Square Enix].”

“The buzz around the metaverse and NFTs is already over.”

“I wonder if this will be mixed in dragon quest and Final Fantasy.”

‘Again, are they going to put price tags on worthless things? This seems silly to me.”

“I want these dopes to stop using this cyborg-esque jargon and make interesting games.”

“Well, this year is going to be bad too.”

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