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63. Re: Square Enix Reports Mar 28, 2013, 14:40 Verno
Jerykk wrote on Mar 28, 2013, 05:06:
I'm pretty sure the "expected sales" figures were just that; expectations. Apparently the actual figures didn't meet those expectations. Not too surprising, considering how quickly Sleeping Dogs and Hitman dropped in price. I think Hitman went on sale for 50% off in less than a month after release.

Expecting 5m+ units out of every title isn't realistic was the point though, it almost feels like scapegoating. Those titles performed fairly well all things considered, this is a transitional period for consoles.

They could probably avoid huge losses by buckling down on their projects on the JPN side of the company, a few are years in length with no end in sight. Shutting down FF14 entirely is not a bad idea either, it's just throwing good money after bad. Sub MMOs are done unless you have something no one else does.
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