Square-Enix financials: 5.7 b loss amid "increasingly difficult" console market

#1theofficefan99Posted 2/5/2013 5:49:02 PM
By 5.7b, I mean 5.7 billion yen, obviously. Didn't have enough space in the topic title.

http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/05/square-enix-financials-%C2%A55-7b-loss-amid-increasingly-difficult-console-market/

Thoughts?
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#2TkShotPosted 2/5/2013 5:51:17 PM
Eh, at least the game sales were up.

Hopefully Tomb Raider, LR and other games can help this year.
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#3OpheliaAdenadePosted 2/5/2013 5:56:13 PM
The game sales are up at least. o.o So it is probably the result of FF XIV flopping like it did. I think once they get A Realm Reborn out things will start to turn up for them.

I know I'll be opening my little pink clamshell pocketbook once A Realm Reborn launches. :u It looks amazing.

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#4creamncookiePosted 2/5/2013 5:57:01 PM
It looks like another video game crash is in store for us.
#5BlueDragmirePosted 2/5/2013 6:02:27 PM
I want Bravely Default!
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#6ExtremeLightPosted 2/5/2013 6:03:09 PM
theofficefan99 posted...
By 5.7b, I mean 5.7 billion yen, obviously. Didn't have enough space in the topic title.

http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/05/square-enix-financials-%C2%A55-7b-loss-amid-increasingly-difficult-console-market/

Thoughts?


5.7 billions "yen"

Thoughts? Yea. They're not the only one. They released their good games (Hitman and Sleeping Dogs for examples) late in a gen life where video games sales are low. Noticed in the aritcle it say BO2 didn't help much- of course Americans would be more favorable to CoD but still it topped the video games sales chart. But yea, look at FFXIII. That game made the fastest selling FF games of all time (despite the hate). But then they release a sequel pretty much no one wanted, region locked Type-0, flop 14 and now All the Bravest... yea SE just crapping themselves. Of course not they suddendly wake up from this madness and is intent on remaking 14 into the game it should had been, and working on making LR gameplay actually more likeable then the last two games.
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#7TheGaijinPosted 2/5/2013 6:08:02 PM
Well they had it coming... they made WAY too many bad decisions
I hope it will be a good thing in the end
can't wait for Realm Reborn
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#8theofficefan99(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2013 6:11:58 PM
I'd be way more excited for Realm Reborn if it wasn't P2P.
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#9OpheliaAdenadePosted 2/5/2013 6:30:21 PM
theofficefan99 posted...
I'd be way more excited for Realm Reborn if it wasn't P2P.


Well, look at it this way. o.o If you are enjoying the game for the entire month you paid for, then the 13 dollars or so isn't that bad considering you got tons of hours of play time out of it. It is cheaper than if you had bought a single new game that month. And plus the game is constantly changing and expanding, so you aren't just paying for access.

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#10ExtremeLightPosted 2/5/2013 6:31:10 PM
theofficefan99 posted...
I'd be way more excited for Realm Reborn if it wasn't P2P.


I think their third biggest mistake is not releasing it as F2P. I mean all they have to do is cut many things from the game, but not enough to render it stupid, and sell the rest in DLC expansions, they'll actually make more profits this way.
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