Square Enix president and CEO Yoichi Wada has stepped down after disappointing sales of some of its big titles like Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider.
“Despite the high critical acclaim, [the games listed] failed to meet each target,” the Sales briefing notes. “In particular, North America sales force was ineffective, ending up with 2/3 of number of units sold in Europe.”
Square Enix estimates that in North America and Europe, Tomb Raider will have sold 3.4 million units, Sleeping Dogs 1.75 million, and Hitman: Absolution 3.6 million.
Source: Square Enix
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