Even the mighty Square Enix isn’t immune to sales woes, as a lack of console games has contributed to a slight decrease in their sales and profits. Even though their Q1 quarter for the 2013 fiscal year looks weak due to a $26.3 million loss, the developer/publisher looks to recover lost ground quickly with a few key titles.
As noted in their financial report, console game sales were really weak, with the only launches in that period being Heroes of Ruin on the 3DS, Risen 2: Dark Waters, and Quantum Conundrum for PC.
There’s oddly no mention of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, despite the sizeable amount of sell-through it had in Japan since releasing there in March, suggesting a drop-off.
Square Enix did note that the Digital Entertainment division had a small success with sales of Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D on 3DS, browser game Sengoku Ixa, and the mobile title Final Fantasy Brigade. Things will look better as the next fiscal quarter tracks the release of Sleeping Dogs and sales of Dragon Quest X.
Source: Square Enix