See, it's this kind of blowing smoke up our asses that bugs me about executives. What exactly is a "console experience"? Because when I think "console experience", I think of relaxing on the couch, controller in hand, and just getting lost for the whole night. You simply cannot replicate that on a tiny little touchscreen. Sure you can lose track of the time, but on a screen that small you just can't get "lost" inside the gaming world like when you have a full-size television in front of you.
Don't understand why Square won't bring back some of it's older franchises. Really getting sick seeing all this Final Fantasy crap. Alright Square we get it, you had some good Final Fantasy games. Get to work on these games instead, put some damn effort into it.
Here is what I want to see.
Secret of Evermore 2.
Another Secret/Legend of Mana game.
The Bouncer 2.
Another Chrono Cross/Trigger game.
Okay pick one. Know I really liked Dragon Quest 8, make another Dragon Quest game.
Honestly don't know much about Einhander, I would venture to guess that it was just a one-off title that didn't sell well enough to merit further interest. Secret of Evermore was panned for not being "good enough" to be a Squaresoft game (mostly because it was developed by a different team than most people were used to seeing work from). The Mana series died with its PSX entry, mostly because Square was so obsessed with experimenting with new formulas in their games that they insisted on shoehorning them into established franchises rather than have a throw-away series to test the waters. The Bouncer, while having a charm of its own, sold horribly and didn't make that much of a splash in the gaming scene. Heck, I was one of the few people who loved the game, and even I tend to forget it existed until some random mention of it comes along. As for the Chrono series, I don't really know what happened to it, but Yasunori has commented that there are "a lot of politics" behind why there hasn't been another one.