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 Tomb Raider  turns it around: Reboot verging on 6 million sales
Tomb Raider turns it around: Reboot verging on 6 million sales
March 6, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

March 6, 2014 | By Christian Nutt
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Newsbrief: Today, Square Enix head of product development Darrell Gallagher announced via blog post that Tomb Raider is on track to hit 6 million units sold this March, and is "on course to become" the best-selling game in the storied franchise.

The game, he writes, swung to profitability last year and has now "exceeded profit expectations and continues to make significant contributions to our overall financial performance" one year on from its initial release.

The publisher recently launched next-generation versions of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which have no doubt bolstered its sales in the near term.

This is significant because the company called the game's initial performance "weak," listing it as a factor in the ouster of president and CEO Yoichi Wada.

In the last year, things have clearly turned around for Lara Croft, whose title has popped up on many best-end lists, a fact Gallagher notes in his post.


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Tuomas Pirinen
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Very happy about this, I enjoyed the game tremendously.

Rob Wright
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Me too. I thought this was an excellent reboot, very well done from top to bottom. The thing I can't figure out is why Square Enix thought the game's initial performance was weak/why they set their sales projections so high. Sure, Tomb Raider is a very well known IP, but there was a reason it was being rebooted.


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