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http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/pdf/20160106_01en.pdf

>Square Enix has shut down Shinra Technologies, its 2014-established cloud gaming subsidiary, the company announced.
>Both Shinra Technologies, which is based in New York, and subsidiary Shinra Technologies Japan, based in Tokyo, will be dissolved. The estimated dates of completion of liquidation for each company are March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2016, respectively.
>In a press release, Square Enix explained the reason for Shinra’s closure: “As a cloud platform operator, [Shinra Technologies] has been trying to raise funds necessary for further business operations from third party investors. However, [Shinra Technologies] has found no prospective investors at this point, and therefore has to discontinue its business.”
>Square Enix notes it will book an “extraordinary loss” of approximately two billion yen in the consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

TWO BILLION YEN

Sweet /v/, laugh derisively at them.
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>>322874242
>TWO BILLION YEN
How much is that in dollars? Everyone knew Cloud was just a fad.
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>>322874381

Around 17 million dollars
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>>322874483
Thats not that much.
Thats not even half the budget of a PS3 game.
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>>322874242
Maybe they'll finally stop trying for cloud gaming. At the very least they ended it quickly.

>>322874381
17 million dollars if roughly
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>>322874483
That's not so much for a corporation like SE.
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>>322874540
Still money down the shitter for something that nobody asked for and nobody wanted.
They could have at least made a PS3 game and gotten at least twice that money back.
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Alright, but I'm doing this under duress
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>>322874623
Its a cheap gamble that couldve paid off.
Like seriously, thats barely anything.

They wouldnt be able to make a PS3 game for 17mil.
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>>322874242
>March 31, 2019
>2019
>9
Seriously? Jesus christ, imagine being one of the people who greenlit that. A worthless, liquid, burning shit that takes five years to flush down the toilet.
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>>322874691
What about a budget game or downloadable game?
For fuck's sake, Dragon's Crown only cost 1 mil.
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>>322874623
Or even heard of in my case. So what exactly was this, something to let you stream games?
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Poor Wada can't catch a break
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>release games exclusively for xbox and nintendo
>release fucking NOTHING for ps3 except ff13
>didnt keep the promise of "FF13 PS3 exslusive"
>fire most programers
>lose billions of yen in stock

Tell me 1 thing wada did right.
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>>322874242
You mean they are rightful finally cutting off the last thing Wada ever did for the company?

They are cutting off the fat, sometimes it hurts but this is the right thing to do and they will be better off for it.
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>>322874767
And SEs lowest budget games like Drakengard 3 cost at least 20 million

This shit is literally nothing
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>>322875018
>And SEs lowest budget games like Drakengard 3 cost at least 20 million
Jesus christ.
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List of PS3/PSP exclusive/timed exclusive game
>

List of Xbox 360 exclusive/timed exclusive game
>infinite undiscovery
>last remnant
>star ocean 4
>etc

List of WiiDS exclusive/timed exclusive
>more than the stars in the sky

List of their own fanbase they've lost
>Every single one of them
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>>322875392
>thinking that the whole SE fanbase is on Sony consoles
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Should have invested that in renewable energy like Mako or something.
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>>322875480
But it's true.
FF13 got so much shit from xbox users. If it were ps3 ex. like its supposed to be it wouldnt get so much shit.
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>>322875392
SE was never exclusive to any company

PSP also had exclusives with Dissidia, Dissidia 012, Crisis Core, 3rd Birthday, FF4/TAY 2D remake, FF1 and FF2 2D remake, KH BBS and FFType-0

BBS was ported to PS3 and Type-0 got a remake for 8th gen platforms.

DS got FF3 and 4 remakes, later ported to PSP and PC, exclusives like FF4Hol, FFTA2, FF12RW, DQ5 remake, DQ6 remake, DQ9, DQMJ, DQMJ2, DQRS etc

Really you get the point, SE was never exclusive to one platform.
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I am pretty big FF fan and I have no idea this existed in the first place.
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>>322875018
What. Where did the money go, because it sure as hell wasn't put in the game.
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>>322874242
>SE fell for the cloud gaming meme
But they still have Dive In (works best if you are in Japan, where all its servers are located).
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>>322875989
It had CGI FMVs at the beginning which probably cost more than the rest of the game.
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>>322875989
20mil is cheap.
Average PS3 game development is estimated to be around 50mil.
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>>322876047
They shut down Dive In.
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I did not even know this was a thing.
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>>322874756
Anon please. Be respectful to people like me who actually have liquid burning shit right now.
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>>322876105
Okay SE fell so hard for that meme.
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>>322876267
You mean Wada did

Wada lead Shinra too and look how that turned out, even after being fired from SE he still had to have a last chance to fuck something up


Based Matsuda is cutting off all the fat and anything relating to Wada
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>>322875392
>last remnant
Last Remnant was intended for western audience and was received very badly in Japan(it sold much worse than other x360 JRPG's here), they knew it on a prototype stage hence X360 timed exclusivity with later PC release.
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>>322876356
That Wada should finally realize that cloud gaming is a terrible meme and stay off from the video game industry forever.
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Did Wada do anything right? Finance Nier? I hear their mobile games are also fairly profitable which was Wada's idea.
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>>322876434
He was demoted from SE CEO in 2013 and Matsuda then took over and had to fix his mess

Wada was still a higher up so he had enough pull to get this Shinra thing started, but he was fired from SE in 2015 and the Shinra thing was seperated from SE, now SE is closing down the Shinra thing for good

Wada really fucked everything up
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>>322876540
Matsuda is pretty good. Square Enix has had a major comeback in the past year or two.
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>>322876664
The thing I like most about him is that he spearheaded that SE open up a new studio specifically for classic styled JRPGs, and that first game that studio is making is heavily inspired from Chrono Trigger, I hope Setsuna does well so that they can expand that studio
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Love the damage control of people saying "it's only 2 billion", that's not even the budget of a PS3 game. Net Income of SQEX last year (which was an exceptionally good year) was 6.5 billion.

So a 2 billion exceptional loss is huge. Would be like throwing away 4 months of net income when the company has been unable to stay in the green for 5 consecutive years since forever. Every time SE end up with a positive year they fuck it up somehow couple years after.

Sure it's not going to kill them or endanger their future, but it's still a huge loss.
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Can you really blame SE for putting all that money into Cloud?

I mean, it worked for them in the 90's.
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>>322876765
This is 2 billion yen, not dollars


The price in dollars is 17 million which is less than SEs lowest budget PS3 games.

Yes it is a loss but it is a necessary one, cutting off the fat that Wada created and in the long run it is a good thing, it won't be long before they make the money back anyway since SEs 2016 lineup is full of gangbusters.
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>>322876865
>SEs 2016 lineup is full of gangbusters.
That will all sell up to 1,5 millions each.

Unless you mean Eidos.
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>>322876510
When FF13 went multiplat the news of rising stocks by Wada's crazy strategy of just sticking with MS looked like it finally paid off.

He was still wrong.
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>>322876972
FFXV alone will sell 7-10 million units.
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>>322876865
I'm talking in yens as well. It makes no sense to convert in USD. Still it's 4 months of net income down the drain, and that is a lot if you have a clue about how business are working.
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>>322877048
>FFXV alone will sell 7-10 million units.
Just like FFXIII, right?
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>>322876972
Are you fucking retarded? FFXV alone will sell 5 million minimum

Deus Ex is also coming out which will sell millions, DQ11 also has a chance of coming out in Japan this year which would also sell millions, and they have a bunch of mid size to smaller games with Star Ocean 5, World of FF, DQMJ3, DQBuilders and more.
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>>322877346
FF13 sold 7 million. And that game was panned by everyone day after release.

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy
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>>322877346
I loved FF13 and it did sell like that.
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>>322877449
>>322877513
>>322877479
Sorry anons, while DX may sell decently, because Eidos sells decently, weebs died out because of their inability to reproduce so they can hope for 2 millions max for each of their Japanese games.
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>>322877346
FF13 sold 7 million

FFXV is coming out on PS4, which has a higher install base than PS3 did when FF13 came out, like seriously PS4 is at 35 million sold now? It will be even higher by the time FFXV comes out later this year

FFXV also has 10 years worth of hype surrounding it and is the first 8th gen mainline FF, it will sell more than FF13 did
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>>322877346

FFXIII was a shit game, but sold well.

Hell, I fell for it.
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>>322877589
Thank you for that constructive and well-thought post. We should send it to SQEX so they know.
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>>322877589
You are fucking delusional and have no clue what you are talking about.
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>>322877604
Yeah, it will sell pretty well. The thirst is high for another FF game. It's been half a decade since the last one. And this one is an open-world game aswell making it viable for a mass audience.
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>>322877684
>>322877693
How many kids do you have guys?
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>>322877763
>It's been half a decade since the last one.
Lightning returns
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>>322877772
27
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>>322877772
How many dildos do you have in your butthole right now?
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>>322877772
Don't devalue your own children like that geez.
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>>322877604
Except FFXIII was multiplat.

And the only games that sell on the PS4 is dudebro stuff. Weeb sells like crap in Japan.
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"it's orange"

why does everyone keep repeating it?
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>>322877839
Mainline, not spinoffs, not sequels

Main

Line
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17 million is literally nothing
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>>322877948
You didn't specify it in your post.
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>>322877934
>weeb
>dudebro
Shut the fuck up. You started playing games on Xbox 360 or later. You're barely of age to post on 4chan.
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>>322877934
So is XV you stupid fuck

>And the only games that sell on the PS4 is dudebro stuff.
Are you fucking retarded? FF is mainstream, it sells to the mainstream audience
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>>322877875
>>322877862
>>322877854
So... none?

Josh the CoD fan has 3.
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>>322878125
Don't reply to him. He's a fucktard who stumbled here from the shitposting console wars threads.
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>>322877934
FF13 was on 360, 360 is "dudebro" yet it still sold 2 million on 360, fuck off retard.

XV is on PS4 and Xbone, XV itself is one of the most anticipated games of this year and has been for a number of years, you are absolutely fucking delusional
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Can we also add that Final Fantasy XIV is in a pretty awful state now if we're listing Square's failures.

Who is this man in my image?
Well if George Lucas was a producer for games he'd look like this.
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>>322878229
>XV itself is one of the most anticipated games of this year
says who?
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>>322878229
You forgot to mention the 360 was really cheap while the PS3 was more expensive at the time. No shit the 360 version sold many copies.
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>>322878270
FF14ARR/HW has been a massive source of profits you retard.
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>>322878270
They fucked it up again? Or is just a lack of content?
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>>322878296
Everyone on any game website, have you been living under a rock?

Here's my last (You) to you, faggot.
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>>322878332
>FF14ARR/HW has been a massive source of profits you retard.
>Reading comprehension

3.0 is in a pretty bad shape you faggot.
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>>322878229
>>322878125
>>322878056
The guy said the reason FFXIII didn't sell more it was because the PS3 userbase was few, dumbasses. Read the post I'm replying to.
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>>322878149
Good for him, the cuck
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>>322878362
Both.

>Release shit people don't care about
>Do nothing to expand on core content
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>>322878417
Some shitty pleb thing being in a game you don't like doesn't make it "bad shape" ARR/HW is a massive source of profit.
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>>322878398
>Everyone on any game website, have you been living under a rock?
So about 30k people in total?
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>>322878435
What?

FF13 sold 5 million on PS3 and 2 million on 360, altogether it sold 7 million.
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>>322878475
Okay, Yoshida. Whatever you say.
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>>322878485
Stop posting. Just stop.
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>>322878463
He fucked your crush when you were playing Final Fantasy.

He fucked her brains out. She loved it.
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>>322876540
After matsuda came he announced buttloads of PS4 games too and not a single one for xbox one and only a few wiiu
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>>322878485
The FFXV demo has already sold over 1 million you idiot, the DEMO sold over 1 million which is even more than FF7s demo which did 700k.

Weekly polls in Japan have XV listed as the top 5 most ancitipated games, most of the time it being in top spot.

XV has 10 years of hype and buildup surrounding it, how much more underage can you even get?
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>>322878538
so wrong

4.95 million on PS3 1.95 Million Xbox 360 6.9 million worldwide
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>>322878554
>>322878619

Remember when people on every game website were hyped for Gone Home and DA2?

I do.

It must be very few people if they didn't do too well.
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>>322878669
Oh and don't forget Mass Effect 3, Evolve, Lost Planet 3, Dead Space 3 and countless others.
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>>322878538
That's exactly the point, dumbass.

Why do you keep replying to me?

You fucking idiots don't even read what you reply to.
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>>322878589
FFXV, KH3 and Type-0 HD are the PS4 and Xbone games

FF7R, Nier 2 and KH2.8 are the three games currently with only PS4 releases announced, but will most likely come to others but no announcement has been made yet

WoFF and Setsuna are both PS4 and Vita

Star Ocean 5 is PS4 and PS3

DQB, DQH2 is PS4, PS3 and Vita

DQ11 is 3DS and PS4

DQ10 is now coming to Wii U and PS4

Dissidia Arcade is Arcade and PS4

SaGa Scarlet Grace is Vita only

DQMJ3 is 3DS only


They haven't announced a single new game coming to Xbone ever since the Xbone was released in Japan, FFXV, KH3 and Type-0 HD were all announced for Xbone releases before the Xbone was even out in Japan.
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>>322878669
Are you still fucking trying to compare some literally who games to fucking FINAL FANTASY?
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>>322879009
Btw that is just the Japanese games

Deus Ex, TR and others from their western side are PS4, Xbone and PC
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>>322879089
>FINAL FANTASY
Who?

Last big marketing bombarding was like 6 years ago, don't know what the fuck it is. I think I've heard it once tho.
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>>322878778
How the fuck is that your point you idiot?
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>>322879235
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>>322879235
Can you please shut the fuck up already? You made your point. You think XV will sell like Gone Home and not previos mainline FF games because your mother fucked her brother and gave birth to you. We get it.
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