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Square Enix cites Final Fantasy 14 in profitable financial report

Square Enix cites Final Fantasy 14 in profitable financial report

It wasn't too long ago that Final Fantasy 14 was considered such an embarrassment for Square Enix that it scrapped it for a much-publicized revamp. The publisher's CEO apologized, the new creative director said it was a mistake to launch in that state--it was a whole big messy thing, you might remember. But what a difference a relaunch makes. Square Enix's recent earnings statement shows the company is profitable again, and it mentions sales of A Realm Reborn as a factor.

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Square Enix: poor Hitman and Tomb Raider sales reflect 'intrinsic problem' of industry

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Square Enix: poor Hitman and Tomb Raider sales reflect 'intrinsic problem' of industry

Sales of Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution and Tomb Raider fell short of Square Enix's expectations, sparking the publisher to launch a costly restructuring. The problem, Squeenix has said in its annual report, but "an intrinsic problem within the HD game business model." It's just not sensible to work on a game for years, losing money, then release it and hope you'll make enough back, it says.

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