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Square Enix Stock Price Halves in 2 Years (Site NSFW)

Square Enix watchers are busy marvelling at how Square Enix’s stock has halved in value in only 2 years.

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Blaster_Master2891d ago

Squeenflop I dont feel sorry for you.

captain-obvious2891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

gotta love that site
its just eye candy all around

:p

anyway on topic
F**k SE

Winter47th2891d ago

I hope they go bankrupt and all their IPs get sold to other companies that know how to handle them.

Game-ur2891d ago

2 years ago they gave 3 exclusive RPGs to the 360, glad to see that investment pay off.

ChozenWoan2891d ago

What SE and several JP developers have been calling "westernizing" is really just code for supporting the X360 as much as possible. This has really limited them as to what all they can do in a game and it's showing big time.

I personally feel that Vs13 is the last hope for SE. If it disappoints, then I might actually be able to go this entire gen without purchasing a single SE product... in spite of how much I want to support them.

Ohh well. SE has no one to blame but themselves as they are the ones not supporting their fans.

AtatakaiSamurai2891d ago

serves you right. i think everyone who knows anything about SE is just waiting on FFvs13 before they totally give up on SE.

v13 can't just be "good" or better than FF13, it has to knock it out the ball park if not people will just say vs13 was good but something i could have waited till it was $40 or something.

vs13 has to really ignite the forums everywhere especially on the ps.com forums for SE to have a chance of keeping their true fans and ultimatly keeping their business.

i tell you this now, deus-ex will disappoint too. it will be "ok" but not what it really should be as a current gen deus-ex game. i can see it already

maxcer2891d ago

"i think everyone who knows anything about SE is just waiting on FFvs13 before they totally give up on SE"

whats going to be different? nomura was the char designer for XIII, and its the same company that has let you down many times. whats nomura going to do add more belts, more buckles, more zippers?

nickjkl2891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

their stock dropped when they acquired eidos

and unless you guys forgot the last time squares stock dropped was in 2000 after the release of ff8

also their whole 2000-2010 is worth more than in 1990-2000 on average 2 times more

it raises everytime they release a game and recently over the past few months a game has not been released

this isnt about bad games this is about lack of games there fore everyone posting in this thread is grapsing at straws to prove square enix as a bad company

basically im saying it dropped because of new hardware new game engines etc

and their stocks are still only 11 dollars cheaper per share then sonys and 3 dollars cheaper than microsoft per share

Baka-akaB2891d ago

@maxcer

If you can't guess why being a character designer on FFXIII , and the director of FFvs13 are too entirely different jobs ... i dunno what else to tell you , you'd be beyond help .

Da One2891d ago

probably,just probably because they're now two companies....

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sinncross2891d ago

This is what happens when you abandon a core userbase you created through the PS and PS2 era.

Seriously, they are still making 360 exclusive games (Gun loco though it looks lame) even when the 2 JRPGS they did make for the 360 underperformed.

Worst yet, The Last Remnant PS3 was higher on the most wanted list in Famitsu then any 360 JRPG, GT5 and MGS4 at one stage: how you don't release this in Japan is beyond me.

Godmars2902891d ago

For whatever reason, Wada has become committed to the 360 and is willing to compromise quality to do it.

The really sad thing though is that even with 360 exclusives the compromise of quality is obvious.

Mike134nl2891d ago

They should release hd remakes of final fantasy 1-9 on xbla and psn. Focus only on rpg's not shooters(not considering their support for deus ex). Weanwhile the should have focused more on the wii. at least sme of the ds games are good games

MachinaMaw2891d ago

I hope SE finally understands what the hell they did to themselves and to their fanbase.

USEYOURFIST2891d ago

yep but like all the big jap devs they seem to think they can make more cash making western games forgeting that the people that buy there games do so for there jap influence/style. by westernizing they lose the core audience and gain nothing as they cant do western games as well as western devs. nevermind one day a gamer will run one of these gaming companies

darthawesome902891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

Yep they truly westernized. The said "lets screw quality and maximize profits" and like most American companies they can't figure out why they have such a bad rep and dipping profits after such booming sales.

Sad to think that after WWII we taught them that strong work ethic of perfection when we helped rebuild Japan. Sadly decades after we Americans have lost this work ethic and now Square Enix is following in our footsteps in "Westernizing". F^&k you WADA!!!

guzman2891d ago

@darthawesome90: "We" taught them a strong work ethic? Jesus christ so America owns the patent on "perfection"? Yeah, tell that to them after you read up on a little thing called the "Meiji Restoration" in the late 1800's. God, the idiocracy is really upon us, maybe Mike Judge was right.

darthawesome902891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

READ a History book. Japan learned to build quality from us and when you combine that with their history = a strong work ethic. In the late 50's and early 60's American quality took a dive in favor of profits. Ever hear "they don't build them like they used to"???????????

Why do you think Honda's Civics would last 180,000+ but with an American Ford you are lucky if it goes above 100,000 (especially in the 1990's).

I learned this at UGA (a very good college). You would learn this in an intro Econ AND Management course. I only hope SquareEnix will go back to their roots!

EDUCATE yourself. Read this http://www.amazon.com/Dr-De...

Baka-akaB2891d ago

@darthawesome90

Read also more sociology and history books then .
Americans brought some of their culture , technology and savoir faire , but didnt give them work ethic , nor the search of perfection .

Researches suggests that basic ethical values in Japanese business systems are influenced by three philosophical and religious traditions: the Shinto Ethic, The Confucian Ethic, and the Buddhist Ethic. Plus there are also the basic value of Parents-childs or students-seniors relationship that permeated every strates of their culture ... even martial arts .

Shinto was the primitive religion of Japan before Confucius and Buddha . Shinto has only one command, the necessity of being loyal to one's ancestors. This precept binds all Japanese in a bond of unity to a degree unknown in rest of the world.

Each individual is obligated to do whatever is expected of him whatever the cost so as to bring honor to his family. Those in superior positions are obligated to take care of those who serve.

Confucius insisted on respect for superior persons and things. The five basic relationships are between ruler and subordinate, father and son, elder and younger brother, husband and wife, and friend and friend. The younger or inferior was to obey to the older or superior but at the same time the superior has obligations to the inferior.

At last many japanese people are buddhists . The Fourfold Noble Truths of Buddhism assert that all is sorrow, that sorrow springs from desire or craving, that desire may be eliminated, and that sorrow can be overcome by following the middle path

Those tenants are every bit as influencal to japanese society (and a few other asian country in parts) than western culture being shaped by christian philosophy .

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USEYOURFIST2891d ago

again a company who develops for the western 360 thinking it will make tons of cash instead of focusing where they could get a strong fanbase on ps3 due to the playstation rpg fans love of sakaguchi.

Hellsvacancy2891d ago

This news Pretty muh confirms Versus goin multiplat, Square hav gotta make there money back somehow

UltimateIdiot9112891d ago

So you're suggesting they should have their company commit seppuku. Great idea. Not that it really matters at this point.

I hope SE realize that sometimes try try try again until you succeed is not a viable strategy when the first 4-7 tries weren't working nor did it show any sign of success. While multiplatform may work for most, it doesn't mean it works for everyone in terms of getting earning profit.

People need to realize that market share =/= profit. American car companies should understand this situation well. The faster SE realizes that, the more time they have to save themselves.

bustamove2891d ago

1) Too many wrong decisions.

2) They went downhill ever since they became Square-Enix.

DigitalAnalog2891d ago

And this is the result.

-End statement

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wat6342891d ago

Sell crap, receive crap.

NothingToGainButLove2891d ago

Indeed... for 2 years they've been disappointing me so it makes perfect sense

Godmars2902891d ago

More like if you ignore your fanbae when they are saying, screaming, that you're fu*king up you get what you get.

Lf_sIcKmAn2891d ago

tell that to activision... CoD... I rest my case...
i hate it as much as i hate wow...

UltimateIdiot9112891d ago

The westernizing strategy seems to be working real well for them. Soon, SE will be cheap enough to be bought up by another company.

ForeAllEternity2891d ago

maybe by a western company hence the ultimate westernization...

UltimateIdiot9112891d ago

Yes, and it reflects that in their stock price when they bought Eidos.

Had investor felt that was a smart decision, the stock price would have soar like when Southwest decided to buy AirTran.

They had some sign of recovery until you look at their constant reporting of lower profit and etc. FFIX did not help them at all either.

UltimateIdiot9112891d ago

Woops, I was on a different train of thought on that previous comment.

If that was the case, it will be like a burger (does it get any more western than a burger?).

X Western company>SE>Eidos

Ultimate indeed.

awesomeness902891d ago

Yeah maybe they'll be bought by Microsoft. Wada's wet dream. Will be back when I'm done vomiting over the idea.

Pedobear Rocks2891d ago

too are from subunits they just bought...but because of SE involvement I'll be buying them used (like I do with Acti as well)

Dues Ex looks interesting and Hitman might be ok...take your FF and shove it though...you've lost your way.

Chris_Hansen_Rocks2891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

finally got you, PB, I knew I could find you lurking around on that japanese kiddipronsite that they call sankakukomplex
take a seat , take a seat right over there

DatNJDom812891d ago

Pedobear, would u like to say something before you leave?

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