In its “Outline of Financial Results Briefing,” Square Enix’s Yosuke Matsuda confirmed that Forspoken sales “have been lackluster.” Following the poor critical reception and the merging of developer Luminous Productions into Square Enix, it’s only natural to wonder just hold poorly the game sold.
Square Enix confirms Forspoken sales figures “have been lackluster”
Though its financial report starts by focusing on the wider picture of Q1-Q3, comments about the recently-released Forspoken appear on page 6 (via RPG Site).
The relevant section details the “challenging” reviews, “lackluster” sales, and how Square Enix now sees “considerable downside risk to [its] FY2023/3 earnings.”
On the more positive side, Matsuda notes how “the game has also received positive feedback on its action features, including its parkour and combat capabilities, so it has yielded results that will lead to improvement of our development capabilities of other games in the future.”
When asked what kind of impact Forspoken’s poor sales will have on long-term numbers, Matsuda noted how he couldn’t answer the question with an exact figure, “partly because the title has just been released, and partly because the answer will hinge on how sales will trend once [Square Enix has] rolled out some forthcoming promotional initiatives.”
To see what PSLS thought of Forspoken, you can read the review here.