Why Square Enix Is Losing Money—An Indictment

Square Enix’s profits are plummeting—and it has no one to blame but itself.

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Godchild10202105d ago

They are losing money because they have been releasing games that most of their fans don't want and their development cycle for a handful of their games don't match the quality it should have or what it was in PS2/1 era.

NeXXXuS2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

^ What you said. +bubs

Moonman2105d ago

Well I must admit as of late, they are redeeming themselves with me. I reall want Bravely Default and Dragon Quest 7 remake to release in USA/EU. if they don't then I'll agree..haha.

Capt-FuzzyPants2105d ago

And FF Type-0. I don't care that they're on portables. They're still look more fun than console games.

Wigriff2105d ago

I think it's mainly the Square half of the equation that receives most of the vitriol. I love Enix and all things Dragon Quest related. I'd love to see the DQ7 remake as well, and I'm actually pretty excited for the Dragon Quest MMO.

Godmars2902105d ago

Frankly, as much as many don't to hear it, basking MS over Sony didn't help. Actively giving preference either expecting old fans to jump onto the new ship or acquiring new fans to make up for the old was just asinine. More so postmortem when something like FF13 sold 2-1.

miyamoto2105d ago

Like Capcom, Square Enix basically sold their soul to the oligarchs of the West.

I really feel so bad for the whole of Japan America has really pounded them this time.

Ranma12105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

Lets hope next gen, they can make a fresh start and not make the same mistakes.

This gen , its not possible to fix their mistakes

Godmars2902105d ago

"Lets hope next gen, they can make a fresh start and not make the same mistakes."

They're only talking up their Luminous Engine, which has only show more focus on graphics. So...

Marcello2105d ago

Japanese Devs have so lost the plot this gen, Sega & Capcom especially aswell. They have this trend of doing the exact opposite of wat the gamer wants.

Things have gotten beyond bad with them, we have made it so clear wat we want but they chose to totally ignore us so we are left having to ignore them & their shovelware.

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caseh2105d ago

SE kind of remind me of Sega a bit. Poured a ton of resources into their main IP and it hasn't sold well, the main difference being that FF was crap and Shenmue was a brilliant game that deserved more.

Now we get watered down FF games from SE and Sonic + 20 sequels from Sega as a result of minimal revenue from their most ambitious IPs.

Ben_Grimm2105d ago

Time to dust off and make a bad a$$ Secret of Mana and Vagrant Story

Minato-Namikaze2105d ago

Stop westernizing games, and focus on the gamers who got you what have square.....and FIRE Wada11

HarryMasonHerpderp2105d ago

I don't know why anyone would disagree with that.

ritsuka6662105d ago

Square is dead since the day merger with Enix...

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