Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 08:40

New Tomb Raider needs more sales

Written by David Stellmack

Must move 5 to 10 million copies to be a success

The new Tomb Raider title from Square Enix is going to need to sell a lot more copies if it is going to be a success, according to analyst Billy Pidgeon. Pidgeon echoes the same thing that others have been telling us, which is that with budgets that are topping $100 million dollars per game, you need reviews that come in at 8.5 or higher and sales that approach between 5 and 10 million units for publishers to be truly successful.

Pidgeon isn’t the only one who believes that isn’t the only problem. Too many of Square Enix’s titles were single-layer focused, which right now is clearly less popular than competing multiplayer titles from other publishers. Publishers need to strike a balance between the types of releases and the spacing of releases.

Analysts that we have spoken with seem to have mixed opinions on what Square Enix needs to do to right the ship. When you lose this kind of money there are going to be changes, that much is clear. The real question is will the changes be enough or are they just too little too late?

Read more here.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments