|Square Enix had "high expectations" for Sleeping Dogs, believe it will sell over time|
|Posted: 12.12.2012 09:53 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 2|
Square Enix President Yoichi Wada has clarified comment he made back in October. Speaking at a financial meeting this week, he confirmed the publisher may have had unreasonable expectations for the Hong Kong-based title.
Wada believes the game will sell well over time in the West.
"At the announcement of forecast revisions last week, we talked about Sleeping Dogs as an example of a Western title that started out slow, which seemed to provoke misunderstandings that it was suffering poor sales," he said.
"Let me clarify that SD is an exceptionally remarkable title that came with very high expectations and aggressive sales targets for the First Six-Month Period. Our goal might have been exceedingly high, which is what we see here in the difference in actual versus forecast sales."
"I am confident that SD would grow to be one of our ten strong IPs, and I am very optimistic for great results in lifetime sales. Just to reiterate, we expected greater revenues from SD in the First Six-Month Period, and what we are seeing now is simply the difference between actual and aggressive projections."
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