Tomb Raider has sold 3.4 million in four weeks, which is rather good actually but not according to Square accountants. Hitman: Absolution has sold 3.6 million, and Sleeping Dogs 1.75 million.
These sales figures were revealed in Square Enix's end of fiscal year report. US sales managed only two-thirds of what the European market mustered.
"Despite the high critical acclaim," read the report, these games "failed to meet each target. In particular North America sales force as ineffective, ending up with two-thirds of number of units sold in Europe. Moreover, price pressure was strong, which forced spending additional channel costs such as price protection."
Yoichi Wadaas president of Square Enix as they post heavy losses this fiscal.
Tomb Raider sales hit 3.4 million, falls below expectations
26 March 2013 | By Simon Priest