Square Enix Detail Where Their Losses Are Coming

#11kupo1705(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 2:59:15 PM
drsw36 posted...
Can't believe they're blaming Eidos for this. They produced nothing but hits for them.


They need games like Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs to sell CoD numbers to make up for the loss in other areas.
Which is obviously unrealistic.
#12kupo1705(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 3:00:38 PM
j-fielding95 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
Where does it say in the article that Versus wasn't one of the cancelled games?


They'd be idiots to cancel it at this point.
And Nomura said in an interview about KH1.5 last month that Versus was progressing fine.


It's been progressing fine for 6 years. He's a corporate liar.


It wasn't.
#13j-fielding95Posted 4/8/2013 3:03:38 PM
kupo1705 posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
Where does it say in the article that Versus wasn't one of the cancelled games?


They'd be idiots to cancel it at this point.
And Nomura said in an interview about KH1.5 last month that Versus was progressing fine.


It's been progressing fine for 6 years. He's a corporate liar.


It wasn't.


He says it was.
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#14hyro56Posted 4/8/2013 3:03:48 PM
kupo1705 posted...
hyro56 posted...
When I read they collect data from Metacritic scores, I facepalm'd.


That's actually what happens though, review grades do sell a game. And it's not just people seeing a game gets a good score, so they go out to buy it. Large chain stores buy games based on their score. If a game gets something like a 7,5, you're screwed. In the current environment you need at least a 85 to even stand a chance against other big AAA games.

Yes, Metacritic is the cancer of the industry.


Too many casual gamers in today's day and age. It sickens me.

drsw36 posted...
Can't believe they're blaming Eidos for this. They produced nothing but hits for them.


They aren't blaming Eidos. You mis-read the article. They're blaming themselves for having unrealistic sales goals.
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#15kupo1705(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 3:06:13 PM
j-fielding95 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
Where does it say in the article that Versus wasn't one of the cancelled games?


They'd be idiots to cancel it at this point.
And Nomura said in an interview about KH1.5 last month that Versus was progressing fine.


It's been progressing fine for 6 years. He's a corporate liar.


It wasn't.


He says it was.


http://gematsu.com/2011/09/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-in-full-production

That's not from 6 years ago.
#16j-fielding95Posted 4/8/2013 3:10:18 PM
kupo1705 posted...
http://gematsu.com/2011/09/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-in-full-production

That's not from 6 years ago.


http://www.siliconera.com/2010/05/30/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-progress-update-from-square-enix-super-tweeter/

That's 3 years ago from a 10 second googlw search.
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#17kupo1705(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 3:11:38 PM
j-fielding95 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
http://gematsu.com/2011/09/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-in-full-production

That's not from 6 years ago.


http://www.siliconera.com/2010/05/30/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-progress-update-from-square-enix-super-tweeter/

That's 3 years ago from a 10 second googlw search.


development is progressing


That's all it says. It wasn't in full production.
#18hyro56Posted 4/8/2013 3:11:58 PM
Of course Jennifer has to derail a thread where actual sane discussion is taking place.
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#19MysteryVeilPosted 4/8/2013 3:13:37 PM
Part of the problem is sort of casual gamers. I just look around me and I hear all this talk about games I would never even consider buying. And the more those games overrun the market the better chance there is the more 'hardcore gamer games' are going to get lost somewhere in the middle.

Back in the day gaming was really directed towards a different type of audience, and kids these days are growing up being saturated by all these crappy games and cell phone games and other useless stuff. Thus, the real gamer games are becoming more a thing of the past.

And unfortunately it's probably going to keep trending this way. :(
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#20j-fielding95Posted 4/8/2013 3:14:44 PM
hyro56 posted...
Of course Jennifer has to derail a thread where actual sane discussion is taking place.


I'm not derailing anything, you want to talk, then talk. You informing everybody about me derailing a thread actually derails it more.
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