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Square Enix says timing, aesthetic makes Final Fantasy more popular than Dragon Quest in the West

Square Enix says timing, aesthetic makes Final Fantasy more popular than Dragon Quest in the West

Ron Duwell

One of the lingering questions in North American video games is “Why is Final Fantasy still popular to this day, and why can’t Dragon Quest catch on?” Indeed, Final Fantasy XV shipped 5 million copies within its first day, but neither Nintendo nor Square Enix have commented on the sales of Dragon Quest VII. Yeah, that probably means it’s not a pretty picture. Yet, Square Enix still...

Nintendo turns the nostalgia up to eleven for New Years with Breath of the Wild teaser

Nintendo turns the nostalgia up to eleven for New Years with Breath of the Wild teaser

Ron Duwell

While the rest of the world nags and claws at the company for constantly repackaging its old franchises, Nintendo proves once again that it knows how to please its fans. The nostalgic pull of its classic series is a pleasure that only those who let themselves be suckered in can possibly understand. This New Year’s, the company’s official Legend of Zelda Japanese Twitter account put out...

A PlayStation 4 Pro teardown reveals why it can't play Ultra Blu-Ray and more

A PlayStation 4 Pro teardown reveals why it can't play Ultra Blu-Ray and more

Eric Frederiksen

While the idea of taking a screwdriver to your PlayStation or Xbox might be a terrifying one, it’s what Ben Heck lives for. When he’s not building homebrew console laptops or raising old electronics from the dead, he’s tearing apart consumer electronics to see what makes them tick. Just before Christmas, he dug into Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro and unlocked some interesting secrets. If you...