Sq. Enix has revealed that NEO: The World Ends With You hasn’t met the corporate’s early gross sales expectations, regardless of being nicely obtained by followers and critics alike.
In a newly printed outcomes briefing protecting the primary half of the monetary yr, the corporate notes that web gross sales and working revenue inside its digital leisure enterprise have fallen yr on yr. That is even supposing 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 all the way down to the “difficult comparability” created by the earlier yr’s launches, which embrace Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake.
“Whereas NEO: The World Ends with You was nicely obtained by customers, it has underperformed our preliminary expectations,” Sq. Enix says. “We’ve plans to launch Life is Unusual: True Colours for Nintendo Change, in addition to Life is Unusual Remastered Assortment within the close to future. We hope for each titles to proceed to promote nicely over the long run.”
Within the first half of this monetary yr, Sq. has booked web gross sales of ¥168.9 billion (down ¥3.8 billion YoY), working revenue of ¥29.1 billion (down ¥2.5 billion), peculiar revenue of ¥31.4 billion (up ¥900 million), and web revenue attributable to mum or dad firm shareholders of ¥22.9 billion (up ¥6.9 billion). Its full outcomes launch will be learn right here.