Square Enix has just released their financial results for the three months ending June 30 2009, posting a 1.6 Billion Yen loss of net income.
crapbox pleasefixme got the exclusives ha ha ha epic fail
the only company I feel is more deserving of a loss like this is Activision.
It is quite surprising though that Japan alone represents almost 90% of their market, yet they are making games for a system that has the least install base there. Very very bad business move, I'm surprised Wada is still in charge.
SE's moves this gen were really stupid, they completely ignored their fanbase. And Wada should be kicked out already.
I think they focused too much on the western market and forgot where they came from and what has gotten the to the top last gen. Should have just stuck to what worked and focused on releasing Final Fantasy instead of all the clunkers on the xbox!
I definitely agree with your last statement, had they just allocated more teams to FF13's development, we wouldn't have had to wait so long, and also FFvs13 wouldn't have been delayed. Now we can only hope that vs13 comes out in 2010 :(
The law of Karma can be very painful when realized. In this case, I guess We can safely say these losses are as a result of the horrific and unacceptable treatment Square Enix gave their most loyal fans who fed them for many years and made them very popular. They have provided PS3 owners with nothing but pain and suffering. For a few bags of money, they turned their back on we PS3 owners. Sadly those bags of money will never compensate the losses they have encountered and are about to encounter. This is only the beginning of the end of Square Enix. I sincerely hope they loose even thripple the amount they are posting right now. Their CEO will also contribute to their inevitable downfall. The man is a pompous imbecile and shames the gaming industry every single time he opens his stinking mouth.
For a second there I thought you were referring the loyal fans as Sony owners. XD ROFL...If I recall those fans are from Nintendo. Sony just stole square from Nintendo and Sony fans thought they made Square...And then I recall Sony fans disowning SE after FF13 was announced multiplat. >.> yet still looked better then WKC. you know, if you guys were real fans you would buy any system there games were on. your just fanboys...BTW playing Infinite undiscovery right now. Amazing game really.
LMAO @ 2.1 fanboy telling others to stop being fanboys, oh the irony.
square enix produced ZERO good RPGs for the next gen systems. and most are on the xbox 360, where the users DON'T play RPGs. all my friends who own a 360 just said something similar to "o infinite undiscovery looks pretty interesting...but i wouldn't get it because its CALL OF DUTY TIME!!" and my other friends that own PS3s are pretty disappointed because they thought a mass of RPGs would come to the PS3, just like back in the PS2 era. bad job Square Enix, it's time to bring some quality work to the PS3.
Geez, drama queen much... :? True, MS disappointed one fanbase by trying to create another, but its not like what got churned out on the 360 was their best product. Everyone's still getting that. What's a surprise to me is that S/E put out tons of cheap titles and remakes on an actual popular system, the DS, an still took a hit.
cant complain.. they have what they deserve
square should have stayed making games for ps3 and we would have bought them instead they put games on 360 and i own 360 but i ain t playing no rpg on 360. dumb move square, and now that they already screwed themselves with final fantasy 13 those guys are hurting bad. i was telling my guy the other day if 13 comes out and its not all that not ground breaking like every other big one has been. then ff13 vrs is a exclusive and has better graphics and is a better game. will you ever buy a 360 square enix title again ( no) becuase it will show that they are putting out crap.
Seriously, they should've been more wise. Being money-wise isn't going to cut it. You need your loyal install base in the long run anyway.
People need to stop with the SE hate. FFXIII has been i production for so many years and the development costs are huge therefore the game had to go multi-plat. We still get FFXIII and Versus which are high budget games as well as Agito for PSP. All the SE hate started once FFXIII was announced for 360......GET OVER IT! Anyway DQ IX will ensure they make a healthy profit next quarter and Batman: AA should also do well. That said FFXIII is also releasing on PS3 this year in Japan which will sell in the millions so SE have good times to look ahead to. I still want my KH, FF and DQ games so I hope SE does well. :P BTW is people want to get technical: SO4 is a tri-ACE game for 360 IU is a tri-ACE game and MS IP 360 TLR is just rubbish for 360/PC FFXIII is a SE game for PS3/360 FF Versus is a SE game for PS3 Parasite Eve 3 is a SE game for PSP FF Agito is a SE game for PSP Kingdom Hearts: BBS is a SE game for PSP meaning SE are doing more for Sony than MS by FAR. :)
eh no matter how you slice it i think if SE had showed more support towards Sony then those others companies wouldn't have rushed to push their game on the 360, instead sticking with their fanbase and going PS3.. So once SE sided with MS, a lot of the RPG companies followed suit, and they are losing money because of it.
And yet...no Star Ocean for the PS3, Last Remnant is canceled or died in the whirlwind...yeah. There's plenty of reasons for the Square hate. They're not thinking clearly as a company.
There is a lot of hate towards the SE after publishing games for the 360. It is just the perception that has damaged SE fanbase even though most of the games developed by Tri-Ace. There is a lot of hurt especially after FFXIII going multiplatform. It used to be thought to be a secure franchise and a lot of hate spawned from that. It caused more damaged that a worldwide release of the game was on the cards but the addition of a 360 version delayed it by up to 6 months annoying fans who have waited a long time for the game. I for one am still annoyed and for some reason my view of FF XIII has been changed. I didn't have this with the other games that went multiplatform.
Last Remnant was better than IU imo, but I can see why people tend to hate TLR more.
It was a sad thing that 360 fanboys not only refused to see that IU was garbage, but held it up as an example of what a "next gen" JRPG was.
IU definitely not a great RPG, in fact SO4 is a lot better from what I've played so far. Lost Odyssey however is by far the best JRPG I've played on next-gen systems, although that may change when I play White Knight Chronicles.
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