Sq. Enix has revealed that NEO: The World Ends With You hasn’t met the corporate’s early gross sales expectations, regardless of being properly obtained by followers and critics alike.
In a newly printed outcomes briefing masking the primary half of the monetary yr, the corporate notes that internet gross sales and working earnings inside its digital leisure enterprise have fallen yr on yr. That is although titles like Outriders, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, NEO: The World Ends with You, and Life is Unusual: True Colours have been all launched throughout that time-frame – one thing that Sq. places right down to the “difficult comparability” created by the earlier yr’s launches, which embrace Last Fantasy VII Remake.
“Whereas NEO: The World Ends with You was properly obtained by customers, it has underperformed our preliminary expectations,” Sq. Enix says. “We’ve got plans to launch Life is Unusual: True Colours for Nintendo Swap, in addition to Life is Unusual Remastered Assortment within the close to future. We hope for each titles to proceed to promote properly over the long run.”
Within the first half of this monetary yr, Sq. has booked internet gross sales of ¥168.9 billion (down ¥3.8 billion YoY), working earnings of ¥29.1 billion (down ¥2.5 billion), peculiar earnings of ¥31.4 billion (up ¥900 million), and internet earnings attributable to mum or dad firm shareholders of ¥22.9 billion (up ¥6.9 billion). Its full outcomes launch may be learn right here.