Even though Tomb Raider failed to meet Square-Enix’s projected sales figures, the title still went on to become profitable by the end of last year.
Square-Enix hoped that the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise would sell between 5-6 million copies in its first month of release. It actually sold 3.4 million copies which isn’t bad but not close to what Square-Enix had hoped for.
Despite the “low” initial sales, Square-Enix is committed to the franchise and has already let Crystal Dynamics begin work on the sequel which will be for the current gen consoles and PC. The fact that it eventually became profitable just confirms that we’ll see more games from this revamped Tomb Raider series. The upcoming “Definitive Edition” is another sign that Square-Enix is fully backing this franchise.
Make sure to check out David’s review of Tomb Raider.