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The head of product development and studios for Square Enix posted a blog about the company's year. By far, the most successful product for the company is the Tomb Raider reboot.
In the blog at Gamasutra, Darrell Gallagher discusses change and how the company was tasked with making bold changes to such a core franchise. "The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was received amazingly well," Gallagher writes. "We now sit in a great position where the decisions we made and the willingness to embrace a new direction resulted in the fastest selling game in the history of the franchise and the most critically acclaimed title ever produced from the studio." He confirms that so far the reboot has sold over four million copies worldwide.
Gallagher also says that Sleeping Dogs was a "profitable game for the business."
To see more on Gallagher's blog as he provides his answer to how the company will tackle industry change, check it out at Gamasutra.
[Source: Gamasutra via Gamespot]
Square Enix had high sales expectations for its Tomb Raider reboot, expecting 5-6 million sales, making the company restructure its management earlier this year. These were pretty unreasonable expectations, so it's great to see more people at Square Enix acknowledging how successful this title was for the company. Also, seeing Gallagher celebrating Square Enix's achievements and talking positively about publishing decisions is refreshing, even acknowledging Sleeping Dogs' latest appeal. Hopefully, more is on the way from both franchises.
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Glad to hear those games were successful. I own both for the PC and they're a delight.
The our take section said it best...."unreasonable expectations"
Games and cars lose an incredible amount of value once you drive off with them..
Glad to hear they are acknowledging the sales as a good thing. It truly was a great game, and it deserves the recognition.
This is was pisses me off about Square.. Like selling 4,000,000 is something to sneeze at. This game was super successful and has built a fan base which should only increase (sales) when the next installment is released.
I like Tomb Raider but I am keeping my eye out for Deus Ex: HR 2 and also the directors cut thats to be released. If rumors are true then this edition will have the dlc with it too.
4 Million sales? That's incredible...6-7 Million is quite un-reasonable. That is a darn good number and I'm happy to see that it did so well. It was a real good game
I'd be far happier seeing more of Wei Shen than I would Lara Croft. Sleeping Dogs was a ton of fun, like a more-accessible version of Yakuza, and I enjoyed playing a game that is akin to GTA set in a different culture and country. I really would love to see more of the Chinese Triads, since the original Yakuza game touched on them so briefly and the story was so good. Lara Croft? We already know so much about her and the Tomb Raider setting, reboot or not. More Sleeping Dogs would be most welcome on the game shelves.
I bet it sold alot during the steam sale.
Tomb Raider is a amazing game and deserves all of those sales.
See, you don't see Square complaining about used games. Why not? Because they made a good, quality game and people bought it.
Please make a sequel!!! Pleaseeeee! By far one my favorite games of 2012.