New president will review what works and what doesn't.

#1j-fielding95Posted 4/3/2013 9:56:31 AM
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/04/03/new-square-enix-president-will-review-whole-company

Hopefully sequels of sequels will be classed as 'not working'.
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#2RX0megaPosted 4/3/2013 9:59:53 AM
j-fielding95 posted...
Hopefully sequels of sequels will be classed as 'not working'.


For the future maybe, but I want Lightning Returns before that happens. Thankfully it is probably too far in to development at this point to make canning it worth while, just no more sequels after it, and hopefully no sequels for any FF game in the past, present, or future.
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#3kupo1705Posted 4/3/2013 10:00:49 AM
RX0mega posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
Hopefully sequels of sequels will be classed as 'not working'.


For the future maybe, but I want Lightning Returns before that happens. Thankfully it is probably too far in to development at this point to make canning it worth while, just no more sequels after it, and hopefully no sequels for any FF game in the past, present, or future.


Every future FF game will get a sequel, that's inevitable.
#4j-fielding95(Topic Creator)Posted 4/3/2013 10:01:05 AM
I think this is pretty funny too.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/03/corporate-restructuring-leads-to-layoffs-at-square-enix-los-angeles.aspx

They expected 12 million units in total from TR and Hitman. No wonder they're expecting an extraordinary loss.
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#5ReposessionManPosted 4/3/2013 10:04:19 AM
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#6TheGreatPotatoPosted 4/3/2013 10:19:11 AM
j-fielding95 posted...
I think this is pretty funny too.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/03/corporate-restructuring-leads-to-layoffs-at-square-enix-los-angeles.aspx

They expected 12 million units in total from TR and Hitman. No wonder they're expecting an extraordinary loss.


You mean 10-11 million-ish.
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#7TheGreatPotatoPosted 4/3/2013 10:19:41 AM
They really, really suck at advertising.
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#8j-fielding95(Topic Creator)Posted 4/3/2013 10:28:50 AM
TheGreatPotato posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
I think this is pretty funny too.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/03/corporate-restructuring-leads-to-layoffs-at-square-enix-los-angeles.aspx

They expected 12 million units in total from TR and Hitman. No wonder they're expecting an extraordinary loss.


You mean 10-11 million-ish.


Soz.
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#9mahroflcopterPosted 4/3/2013 10:32:56 AM
TheGreatPotato posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
I think this is pretty funny too.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/03/corporate-restructuring-leads-to-layoffs-at-square-enix-los-angeles.aspx

They expected 12 million units in total from TR and Hitman. No wonder they're expecting an extraordinary loss.


You mean 10-11 million-ish.


That still means they expected ~2 million sales for Sleeping Dogs in 6 months, despite it being a new IP (1.75 million excluding digital sales and the added DLC revenue is DAMN good for a brand new IP); over 4 million for Tomb Raider in less than a month , despite the fact that the franchise has never supported these kinds of sales; and over 4 million for Hitman in under 6 months despite the fact that, once again, the franchise has never garnered these kinds of sales. Square set themselves up for failure if they honestly let the budgets run so out of control that current sales can't break even.
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#10TheGreatPotatoPosted 4/3/2013 10:39:44 AM(edited)
mahroflcopter posted...
TheGreatPotato posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
I think this is pretty funny too.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/03/corporate-restructuring-leads-to-layoffs-at-square-enix-los-angeles.aspx

They expected 12 million units in total from TR and Hitman. No wonder they're expecting an extraordinary loss.


You mean 10-11 million-ish.


That still means they expected ~2 million sales for Sleeping Dogs in 6 months, despite it being a new IP (1.75 million excluding digital sales and the added DLC revenue is DAMN good for a brand new IP); over 4 million for Tomb Raider in less than a month , despite the fact that the franchise has never supported these kinds of sales; and over 4 million for Hitman in under 6 months despite the fact that, once again, the franchise has never garnered these kinds of sales. Square set themselves up for failure if they honestly let the budgets run so out of control that current sales can't break even.


Oh yeah, they are morons. They also like to blame their western properties instead of the FF14 and Versus, which are the real money killers.

Their US advertising is absolutely horrendous, though.
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