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Tomb Raider Sales Millions Less Than Targets

IGN - Plus Hitman, Sleeping Dogs and the other titles that failed to meet the publisher's expectations.

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psp2roundup1232d ago

Well, in that case they were stupid targets, the game itself is certainly not to blame. These aren't the PlayStation One days.

dark-hollow1232d ago

it is absolutely stupid target.

after all the mediocre tomb rider previous games did they really expected 5-6 million people to flock for this reboot?
people will cautiously try this game to see if it redeems the series legacy. if it is good, more people would be happy to buy more future sequels to the game. word of mouth and great reviews will push the sales of the sequels if they could maintain the same quality of the first reboot.

imo i think its a fantastic reboot (not prefect but they could improve upon it in the next sequel) and the fanbase either old or new will drastically grow with time.

NewMonday1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

any new IP(or reboot) should break even at 1m, and be considered a big hit at 2m. SE should be doing cartwheels at 3.5m sales in 1 month.

Batman: Arkham City was 3m in the first month but almost 8m now so TR could very we hit the 6m target and even more because it is well rated and has good word of mouth.

stupid management is bringing SE down hard, Konami could be the only sane Japanese publisher left.

Crazyglues1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

@ dark-hollow

-I agree with you...

here is what I don't get, how can you expect 5-6 million when you burnt consumers on the older games...

Some of those older tomb raiders sucked, so how do you expect people to come back to the franchise after getting burnt...

That's why I passed on this one, just didn't trust them..

Let this be a Big Lesson to all Game Companies - Making a bad one is not just bad for that game - It's bad for the Franchise.. - It will hurt future sales... Gamers don't just forget how you messed up last time..

So it's great that the reboot is really good, but to get back to 5 -6 million copies you have to stay good... Next one should be even better.

And then you build a crazy following and can expect 5 to 6 million sold.

Hope to see an even more amazing game on PS4 in the future..

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DragonKnight1232d ago

Do you know how Square-Enix came up with their sales targets? They looked at Metacritic scores. Metacritic. They aren't the only ones that do so as well. That's why Metacritic needs to go.

miyamoto1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

Those are Wada's sales targets...so yeah

Though TR is an excellent game, this is the result of tweaking your game many times and delaying it to be a better Uncharted rip off has its consequences, Wada. Try to be original and creative next time.

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Prcko1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

if they want cod or gta IV numbers they can close company doors today!!!
end of discussion

shikamaroooo1232d ago

They expected 3.4 million, far from CoD numbers.

NewMonday1232d ago

they got 3.4m, they wanted 5m-6m(and it wasn't christmas even).

chukamachine1232d ago

It was a good game, nothing ground breaking though.

Did not really feel like a tombraider game much either. Just an action title.

The next game needs to be better and involve more exploration etc.

csreynolds1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

It's worth noting that this isn't an indication that the game is a failure. It merely illustrates that whomever projected initial sales figures was delusional. The game itself is entirely worth a purchase - in my eyes, anyway.

Batzi1232d ago

5-6 million as a target? really? why that soon? I am sure it will surpass the 5 million mark in the long term but does it have to be all within a month of its launch? That's stupid and many games fail to do the million mark so Square Enix really needs to shut the fuck up!

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