When Square Enix announced Dragon Quest IX as a DS exclusive, many people turned their heads -- ours included. That's where Wired's resident gaming expert Chris Kohler comes in, explaining why these two commodities, announced at this moment, make perfect sense together.
From fiduciary interests to demographic compatibility, Kohler makes a sound argument in favor of the decision. It's a fascinating read, especially for those who want some insight into where Square Enix might go next.
What remains to be answered is just how many zillions more DS units will be sold from this announcement.