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Square Enix Loses 5.7 billion yen due to Poor Console Sales

#71CooperRCPosted 2/5/2013 5:28:58 PM(edited)
FF 14 has been a massive money pit for them. If it fails again with the re-release, they could be in serious trouble.

As a site note, the loss converted to dollars is not really a massive amount for a company (although I do not really know the size of Square Enix).
#72SinfullyvannilaPosted 2/5/2013 6:31:08 PM
Junpei_Stupei posted...
Master_Happosai posted...
Maybe they should go back to making Japanese RPGs.

^ This.

They need to make less Duex Exes, less Hitmans, less Sleeping Dogs, less Tomb Raiders, less Just Cause 2s, less browser games, less mobile games, and less MMOs.

Deus Ex made them tons of money.
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#73GradonTheFoxPosted 2/5/2013 6:39:37 PM
Square-Enix Europe (formly Eidos) and Square-Enix Japan are two completely separate subsidiaries. Square-Enix Europe are creating good games at the moment, Square-Enix Japan has identity crisis.
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#74Seifer_usPosted 2/5/2013 7:30:32 PM
"I'm looking forward to Final Fantasy XV being a mobile phone exclusive," said NO ONE EVER.

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure this is the road we're on if the cost of developing for consoles isn't lowered.
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#75game freakozoidPosted 2/5/2013 7:53:00 PM
matty549 posted...
Any company that can release "all the bravest", and still sleep at night, deserves financial trouble.

#76seafoampheonixPosted 2/5/2013 8:05:35 PM
jukins posted...
Lol I love how they blame low console sales when they've released nothing but crap. The two or three games ppl actually wanted like ft versus, kingdom hearts 3, and (at least for some) off XIV have been mia or so bad that they pretty much had to remake he entire game (ffxiv). Instead we got ffxiii 3 times and about 100 kingdom hearts spinoffs. I've pretty much lost the last little bit of faith I had in SE.

Yeah, Kingdom Karts and Kingdom Hearts Party 4 are horrible
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#77SaQu1BPosted 2/5/2013 8:10:27 PM
The best thing they did this gen was publishing Nier
#78coolsurfer800Posted 2/5/2013 9:10:09 PM(edited)
How can they blame poor console sales when this year more homes have consoles than last year? And yet they made a profit last year.
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#79game freakozoidPosted 2/5/2013 9:25:11 PM
coolsurfer800 posted...
How can they blame poor console sales when this year more homes have consoles than last year? And yet they made a profit last year.

It is pretty evident that they just don't want to admit that they've been sucking hardcore recently and tarnishing their brand left and right.
#80KaiKun91Posted 2/5/2013 9:27:59 PM
oneupdawg2k4 posted...
They should go back to focusing on one game at a time. No need for countless spin offs.

Kudos on that.