Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider all sold much worse than Square Enix expected, which may lead to the cancellation of future titles in these series.
If you dig into the details, it is clear that SE's problem is they are underperforming in NA and Europe while spending too much money on such games. However, I think they're missing the mark. Square-Enix insists on making SO MANY JRPGs, and yet only a few of them leave Japanese shores (either that, or they take forever to be localized elsewhere). In this economy, it is foolish to expect every one of your big-budget titles to sell millions and turn a profit. Therefore, you have a choice, SE. Either STOP wasting time and money on Japan-only games that are never given the chance to turn a profit in other regions, OR you need to make fewer games. You can't have it both ways.
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