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PlayStation 3 'too big' for the Japanese says Parappa creator

1:58 PM on 05.15.2007 // Robert Summa
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Pretty much setting himself up for every Asian stereotype joke I can think of at the moment, Parappa the Rappa creator and NanaOn-Sha boss Masaya Matsuura says that the reason the PlayStation 3 is failing to catch on in Japan is because it's "too big." *insert sexual joke here*

Because he's got dollar signs in his eyes, Matsuura says he is developing his next title for the Wii instead. The issues with the PS3 according to Matsuura, from GamesIndustry:

He said the problem is not the price or the range of software available for PS3 but simply the size of the machine itself: "It's too big for the Japanese." Despite such issues the PlayStation 3 is still outselling the Xbox 360 which has yet to secure a solid foothold in the Japanese market. According to Matsuura, "With Xbox, the problem is not the size of the hardware but of the AC adapter."

But what about his upcoming Wii title? Oh, it looks like another, simple, one-button casual game is on the way:

Matsuura said he is currently in the planning stages of developing a game for Wii - with work set to officially begin "soon, maybe". He went on to reveal that NanaOn-Sha has been working on "a very casual, one-button game" - but declined to offer any further details.  




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