[ 19 February 2019 ]

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, developed by Eidos Montreal, has surpassed 4.12 million units end of 3Q 2018, Square Enix announced during their Financial Results Briefing held on Feb. 5, 2019. The full briefing can be found here and below are the highlights relating to Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

"The HD Games sub-segment saw net sales rise YoY thanks to the launch of major new titles such as SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER and JUST CAUSE 4. Meanwhile, operating income declined YoY due to greater amortization of development costs and increased advertising spending.

"While SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER got off to a weak start, we had shipped a total of 4.12 million units as of the end of 3Q, and we look for sales to grow further in FY2020/3. Initial sales of JUST CAUSE 4 were below our expectations, but we intend to grow sales in FY2020/3 by offering updates and through other initiatives. As such, any adverse impact on the achievement of our medium-term target should be limited.

"We think the main reason is that we were unable to provide an experience that was novel enough that players would choose to buy them before any of the other numerous major titles on the competitive landscape.

"Also, while it is true that we are seeing a shift away from sales of boxes to digital downloads, with this many titles competing with one another, initial sales are definitely an important element in increasing user awareness. For that reason, we do need to engage in a certain amount of advertising just ahead of a new title's launch."

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