Square Enix's latest financial report makes for rather standard reading, but one detail is already being passed around online. NEO: The World Ends With You released back in July, and the stylish JRPG sequel was a hit with players. However, Square Enix notes that the game failed to meet its sales expectations. The report reads: "While NEO: The World Ends With You was well received by users, it has underperformed our initial expectations."
Indeed, we've heard nothing about the title's commercial performance — and now we know why. In the past, Square Enix has been criticised for its unrealistic sales estimates, but it does sound like NEO struggled. That said, we barely saw any marketing for it — it seemed to slip under the radar almost immediately following its launch.
We gave the game a solid 7/10 in our NEO: The World Ends With You PS4 review, stating: "This property deserves a series as expansive as its Disney-sponsored big brother, and hopefully, this sequel and the connected anime series will justify a true current-gen instalment at some point in the future." As things stand, that's looking unlikely.
A shame, but have you played NEO? Let us know if you're surprised by this news in the comments section below.