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Square Enix 'Humiliated' By Lack of Japanese Titles at E3

Square Enix 'Humiliated' By Lack of Japanese Titles at E3

June 10, 2011 | By Mike Rose




Despite Square Enix's strong showing at E3 of upcoming games like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Hitman Absolution, the company has said that its lack of upcoming Japanese titles is "humiliating".

Koji Taguchi, a senior executive officer at Square Enix Holdings, posted his dismay on Twitter, as translated by Andriasang, noting his worry.

"Because we merged with Eidos and had games like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Hitman, as a company we were able to keep face," he explained.

"But the decline in Japanese titles was almost humiliating. This has been a week where I worried daily about how we can fix this." The company did, however, have a number of Japanese titles on display, including Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Last month saw Square Enix announce a huge loss for the last fiscal year, with the company stating that poor video game sales and a costly delay in billing for key subscription-based MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online were to blame.

There was cause for celebration, however, as the entire Final Fantasy game series surpassed 100 million units shipped in total.


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