By Emily Gera on May 13, 2013 05.13.13
Square Enix experienced significant losses during this fiscal quarter, blaming the "increasingly competitive and oligopolistic" console market throughout North America and Europe as a primary reason behind its multi-million yen dive. Today the publisher released its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, confirming a net loss of 13,714 million yen. Square Enix acknowledged its restructuring efforts — which recently resulted in large-scale layoffs and the departure of CEO Yoichi Wada — had a hand in these recent losses. "In response to the latest environmental changes in the game industry, the Group has implemented various strategic initiatives such as a change in its development policy, organizational reforms and redesign of some business models. . As a...
By Griffin McElroy on May 03, 2013 05.03.13
Sleeping Dogs, United Front Games' open-world action title, will be added as a free download to PlayStation Plus subscribers' Instant Game Collections May 7, it was revealed on this week's PlayStation Blogcast. The PlayStation 3 game, which was released last August by publisher Square Enix, currently sells for $39.99 at most retailers. It will be joined by several other Instant Game Collection additions coming during the month of May, including a four-table Pinball Arcade pack for PS3 and Knytt Underground for PS3 and PS Vita. Recent additions to the Instant Game Collection include Demon's Souls, Malicious and Zombie Tycoon 2, though these will be bumped out of the roster throughout May as new games are added.
By Samit Sarkar on Mar 26, 2013 03.26.13
Square Enix's three most recent launches of major console titles — Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider — all sold at least a million copies, but missed the company's sales targets, it said today in a presentation to investors. Each title received critical acclaim, but sales in North America and Europe — although by no means poor — did not meet the publisher's expectations for its 2013 fiscal year, which ends March 31. As a result, the company expects to report a $105 million loss for the year. Square Enix launched Sleeping Dogs in August 2012 and has sold approximately 1.75 million copies of United Front Games' open-world crime thriller. Since Hitman: Absolution's release in November 2012, Square Enix has sold about 3.6 million units. And Tomb Raider, which...
By Dave Tach on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
GameFly's Spring Break PC Sale offers discounts of up to 75 percent off on downloadable PC games this week, according to the company's official Twitter account. GameFly will discount a new batch of games every day until March 24 at 2:59 a.m. Today's discounts include: Far Cry 3 for $34.99 (regularly $49.99) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for $7.49 (regularly $29.99) The Cave for $7.49 (regularly $14.99) Sleeping Dogs for $9.99 (regularly $39.99) Torchlight 2 for $6.79 (regularly $19.99) XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $15.99 (regularly $49.99) You can check out the deals every day by clicking the Spring Break PC Sale banner at GameFly's PC Download hub.
By Dave Tach on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
Square Enix's Spring Into Savings Sale offers discounts of up to 50 percent off of downloadable boxed games this week, according to a press release from the company. The sale will last through next Wednesday, March 27. Discounts include: Dead Island Windows PC download for $9.99 (regularly $19.99) Final Fantasy 7 Windows PC download for $5.99 (regularly $11.99) Final Fantasy 13-2 Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $14.99 (regularly $19.99) Heroes of Ruin Nintendo 3DS for $22.49 (regularly $29.99) Hitman: Absolution Windows PC download for $19.99 (regularly $39.99), Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $37.49 (regularly $49.99) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Nintendo 3DS for $29.99 (regularly $39.99) Risen 2: Dark Waters Special Edition Xbox 360 for $29.99 (regularly...
By Samit Sarkar on Mar 12, 2013 03.12.13
Grand Theft Auto 4 and its expansions are available at half price on Xbox Live this week, and Square Enix is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on select games and add-ons, Major Nelson announced today. The Games on Demand version of Grand Theft Auto 4 is on sale for $9.99. Its first expansion, The Lost and Damned, is discounted to 400 Microsoft Points ($5), while the second, The Ballad of Gay Tony, is half off at 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Those discounts run from March 12-18. Square Enix's sale is highlighted by discounts on Deus Ex: Human Revolution ($14.99, 40 percent off) and its DLC, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (600 Microsoft Points or $7.50, 50 percent off) and Sleeping Dogs ($19.99, 56 percent off) and its DLC. The sale prices are also valid from March 12-18. T...
By Dave Tach on Feb 27, 2013 02.27.13
Sleeping Dogs' Wheels of Fury DLC is available today bringing five new story missions and a new 'supercar' to the open-world action game, according to a press release from Square Enix. Wheels of Fury puts players back on the streets of Hong Kong, smuggling drugs and battling gangs, but this time with a new set of wheels. The DLC will introduce the DZS-90, "a fully weaponized supercar," to help undercover protagonist Wei Shen win the turf war against the rival 18K gang. The DZS-90 includes upgrades and add-ons like a pair of roof-mounted machine guns, which become available after completing assignments. Wheels of Fury, the first of five planned add-ons announced earlier this month, is available now on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC for $3.99 and Xbox 360 for 320 Microsoft Points. If you...
By Tracey Lien on Feb 21, 2013 02.21.13
Amazon is "farewelling" the month of February with a game sale that slashes up to 75 percent off more than 850 games, bundles and downloadable content. The sale sees games like Max Payne 3 reduced from $39.99 to $14.99, Sleeping Dogs reduced from $39.99 to $17.49 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution cut from $19.99 to $7.49. Buyers who use the code "CAGROCKS" at checkout will receive an additional 25 percent off their purchase. The Amazon deal is available now.
By Dave Tach on Feb 12, 2013 02.12.13
Square Enix is discounting Final Fantasy, Hitman, Kingdom Hearts and all other boxed games through next Tuesday, Feb. 19 in its North American online store, according to a press release from the company. Discounts for the President's Day sale include: Final Fantasy 13-2 for Xbox 360 for $11.99 (regularly $19.99) Heroes of Ruin for $23.99 (regularly $39.99) Hitman: Absolution for $29.99 (regularly $49.99) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for $23.99 (regularly $39.99) Risen 2: Dark Waters Special Edition for $23.99 (regularly $39.99) Sleeping Dogs for $29.99 (regularly $49.99) Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for $23.99 (regularly $39.99) The discounts don't stop there, and you can dig deep into all of the deals in Square Enix's North American online store.
Amazon winter deals include Sleeping Dogs for $29.99, bundle with Limbo, Trials HD and 'Splosion Man for $10.70
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 12, 2013 02.12.13
Amazon is offering hundreds of discounts on video games and accessories right now, including 40 percent price cuts on games such as Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution. Both those Square Enix-published action games are on sale for $29.99, along with Just Dance 4 and the non-Premium version of Battlefield 3. A one-year Xbox Live Gold membership, Assassin's Creed 3 and Halo 4 are each available for $39.99, a 33 percent discount. Gears of War 3 is discounted to $14.18, a price cut of more than 50 percent. And a retail disc bundle of three Xbox Live Arcade games — Limbo, Trials HD and 'Splosion Man — is being sold for $10.70. Accessories like headsets and controllers are also on sale. Discounts on a variety of Tritton and Turtle Beach gaming headsets range from 13 percent to 35...