Square Enix is in a load of trouble right now. Their President is resigning, due to the companies horrible financial reports. New reports are coming in that Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider have all failed to hit their sales expectations.
Make sure to check out the revised sales report for Square Enix, and the resigning of the company President. In this chart below, you can see the sales expectations, Metascore, and release date for each of Square Enix’s Western focused games.
All three games have not even come close to hitting their targets. The report states
“Despite the high critical acclaim, [the games] failed to meet each target. In particular North America sales force as ineffective, ending up with two-thirds of number of units sold in Europe.
“Moreover, price pressure was strong, which forced spending additional channel costs such as price protection.”
I hate to keep beating a dead horse. But this is what happens when you play the multiplayer/best graphics/AAA budgets crap. These games are high priced, low return games. Square could have put that money toward games like Secret of Mana or Chrono Trigger. They would have made far more money. It’s a shame Square Enix fell into the ‘Western Game Money Trap’ They were making plenty of money making JRPGs…..
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