Square-Enix and Ubisoft get chummy, make distribution deal for Japan

In a recent Famitsu interview, Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada announced that Square had struck up a deal with Ubisoft to handle distribution of their games in Japan. Wada also mentioned that Square would not only be working with Ubi to distribute games, but in “various other undisclosed ways”, which is about as vague as a football field of fog.

Wada also commented that one of Square’s hopes is to introduce more Japanese gamers to American titles in the future. This is interesting, as games such as Grand Theft Auto IV were considered a success in Japan, but sold roughly a tenth of US sales there.

The first Ubi titles to fall under this deal will be shipped in April. Sure seems like Square-Enix have their fingers in a lot of pies lately…

[Via IGN]

Colette Bennett