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Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs miss sales targets

Square Enix reveals "weak" console game sales, particularly in the US

Square Enix said today that major console release during its current financial year failed to live up to internal sales targets.

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European and US Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs sales were described as "weak", particularly in North America.

By the end of the publisher's financial year on March 31, 2013, the games are expected to have moved 3.4 million, 3.6 million and 1.75 million units respectively outside of Japan and excluding digital sales.

Square Enix didn't reveal its internal sales targets for the console game trio, each of which was generally well received by critics.

Earlier today the company announced the upcoming resignation of president Yoichi Wada as it downwardly revised its profit outlook for the current financial year and revealed plans to "implement major reforms and restructuring in its development policy, organizational structure, some business models, and others".

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