Tomb Raider, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs Sequels Hinted, Games Broke Even

The major titles released by Square Enix may have actually been profitable, according to comments by their new CEO.

Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman: Absolution sold very well but not as much as they expected. Earlier it was revealed that these titles may not have broke even compared to the their budgets.

The new CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, mentioned in their financial results that the western market for packaged goods has been challenging. He took over from Yoichi Wada who had resigned after “extraordinary loss” posted by the company.

“These titles were lauded from a creative perspective, achieved very high levels of quality, and I believe that we achieved our primary goal of reinvigorating existing IPs and creating new IPs,” he said.

“[E]ven though development expenses were covered, these titles did not sufficiently contribute to profit.”

This means that there could be sequels for Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs in the future.

Via Square Enix; GAF


  1. Heavenly_King

    May 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I want a sequel for sleeping dogs.

    • Jordan

      June 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Me too, it’s one of my favourites games of all time !

    • Steve

      June 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Me as well. Im playing it for the first time right now and i must say its better than GTAIV. Who knows with GTA V. Graphics can look better on GTA V but time will tell if GTA V can beat Sleeping Dogs anywhere else.

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