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Tomb Raider released with the best first week sales of any game in the franchise. So far, it has also had the biggest opening of 2013. Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher and creative director Noah Hughes shared Tomb Raider's sales numbers recently at a panel at GDC.
Square Enix's now former CEO, Yoichi Wada, recently stepped down from the company citing poor sales of games like Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider.
Hughes told Joystiq, when asked about Square Enix's insistence that the game was not performing well, "Certainly we're proud of what we achieved, and I think for the most part, the whole organization is happy with what we did." Gallagher said, "Actuals and expectations, I guess, are two slightly different things. What I'm telling you is the actuals, and they're communicating expectations."
As of March 26, Tomb Raider had sold 3.4 millions copies. Tomb Raider released on March 5.
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That sucks. I haven't played Tomb Raider, but Hitman and Sleeping Dogs were both excellent games, and deserve better sales. I'm glad Tomb Raider is selling well though.
Bring me back to life! I know you can do it CD
Still didn't make enough money. F**k AAA development
Tomb Raider is f-ing fantastic! I'm so glad I decided to bye it; the whole game has just been so great and I'm stoked to see how it ends. :D
Awesome! Totally deserving!