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Tomb Raider misses sales targets; Rogers in contention for board election

Square Enix’s big console releases are not performing as desired in the West. As part of the publisher’s latest financial report, the company described sales of Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs as weak” in both North America and Europe. Specifically, Tomb Raider has shifted 3.4m copies in three …

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Sleeping Dogs ships 1.5m units as Square reports income drop

Square Enix has reported a moderate rise in net sales for the six months ending September, climbing 6.2 per cent to 61,055m. Other numbers were less positive, however. Operating income fell from 7,391m last year to an operating loss of 6,266m. Last year’s net income for the period of 3,704m …

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Square Enix falls short with expected $69m loss

Having expected to break even for the six months ending September 2012, publisher Square Enix now predicts a 5.4bn loss for the period. The main culprit for this is slower than anticipated sales of free-roaming action title Sleeping Dogs, which has failed to replicate its UK success overseas. The game …

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How the metrics buried in today’s games will shape the games of tomorrow

When a gamer sits down to play a game like Sleeping Dogs it’s simply a slice of fun. But for a small team in Square Enix’s Wimbledon office it’s a science experiment. That’s because Sleeping Dogs is one example of a game that uses anonymous metrics to learn from how …

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Sleeping Dogs maintains its UK chart top-dog status

Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs has claimed its fourth UK number one. The open-world action title has surpassed all expectations, having held the top spot for four of the last five weeks, with NCsoft’s Guild Wars 2 briefly interrupting in its week of release. To win this week it had to …

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August NPD: Sleeping Dogs moves 172,000 units on consoles

Another notable figure has dripped out from the NPD group following its August report. A company rep told Joystiq that Sleeping Dogs 172,000 copies at US retail across PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms during the month. The news comes after it was revealed Darksiders 2 sold 247,000 total copies at …

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Sleeping Dogs is back at No.1 in the UK charts

The chart success fort Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs is not over yet. Having had to make way for NCsoft’s Guild Wars 2 in last week’s listings, Sleeping Dogs is back at No.1 in the latest charts, although it did this despite a 42 per cent week-on-week drop in sales. Guild …

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Sleeping Dogs – from the scrap heap to the top of the charts

18 months ago the code behind Sleeping Dogs lay abandoned. A year and a half later, the game has been hailed as a triumph and sits proudly atop of the UK charts. Sleeping Dogs began life in 2003 when Activision released the Luxoflux developed True Crime: Streets of LA. That …

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Sleeping Dogs beats New Super Mario Bros 2 to UK No.1

Square Enix action title Sleeping Dogs has pipped Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros 2 to become this week’s Uk No.1. The pair’s success comes as the lessening of Olympic fever sees Sega’s duo of London 2012: The Official Video Game and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games …

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