Square Enix President Played Dragon Quest IX For 30 HoursS

Not every game exec plays video games. Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada does. Or rather, says he does.

The businessman claims to have spent 30 hours over the course of four days after Dragon Quest IX was released this past July. But for Wada, it's not simply a matter of "I like videos games". The exec wants to see how gaming and game play has changed, what makes a hit and to think about how titles are made.

That means besides willingly taking a pay cut, Yoichi Wada claims to actually play the games. So imperial. So hot.

スクエニ和田洋一社長「ドラゴンクエスト9、発売日から4日間で約30時間を費やした。」 [オレ的ゲーム速報@刃]