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Tomb Raider Failed to Achieve Expected Sales – Square Enix

Seems like the new Tomb Raider has been received well but not by many, according to Square Enix.

The publisher revealed today that the game has managed to sell only 3.4 million copies in its first four weeks. The numbers are said to be way below of their sales target.

Square Enix has not mentioned what their initial expectations were but we can guess the numbers to be pretty high.

Looking back at their previous titles, both Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs failed to reach their expected figures as well. Hitman Absolution has sold only 3.4 million copies since its release last November, while Sleeping Dogs has managed 1.75 million since August.

While I’m not really a fan of Absolution, it’s saddening to see Sleeping Dogs with those numbers.

Square Enix expected 14.9 million retail game sales from North America and Europe combined in its six-monthly forecast last September. All three games accounted to a combined 8.75 million sales worldwide instead, which is almost half of what was expected.