Did the N64 harm Nintendo’s relationship with Square Enix in the 90’s?

We all know about the history between Nintendo and Square Enix dating back from the 90’s.  When it came down to gaming consoles it seemed like Nintendo and Square Enix were going in different directions.  While Nintendo wanted to stick to developing cartridge based games Square wanted to feature most of their games on CD-ROM’s which was starting to become very popular during the mid to late 90’s.

Because of Nintendo’s decision to make Cartridge based games for the N64 the company lost games such as Final Fantasy VII-X, Legend of Mana, Alundra, Cenogrard, Grandia, Suikoden II and Chrono Cross which were all pretty good titles.  Looking back at things now when it came down to tactical and turn based RPG titles N64 was pretty lacking in that genre overall.  In fact the relationship breakdown between Square Enix and Nintendo may have been one of the key factors in Sony getting the upper hand during the console wars with titles such as Final Fantasy VII become one of the most famous and best selling RPG titles of all time.

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