Square Enix has three big games that recently hit the shelves, with big hype and big expectations, poor old Enix has just released reports showing that all three games failed to meet expected sales.
Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution, although great games in their own right, were not great enough for the public to throw their money at them. This may have been because Hitman: Absolution was overhshadowed by games like Halo 4 and Black Ops 2, however Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs were left alone for the most part in terms of releases.
Nevertheless, Hitman: Absolution leads with 3.6 million copies, Tomb Raider managed to sell 3.4 million units, and Sleeping Dogs trails behind at 1.75 million units to date. Despite receiving multiple acclamations for their games, they still came up short.
Amongst the disappointing sales of these lead games, the Square Enix President handed in his resignation this morning. After becoming president in 2000, the “extraordinary loss” prompted Yoichi Wada’s resignation.