Speaking during its latest financial report, Square Enix revealed that sales of NEO: The World Ends With You failed to hit the company’s internal expectations, despite being received warmly by gamers.
Here’s a quote from the report, which doesn’t pull any punches regarding the game’s commercial performance.
While NEO: The World Ends With You was well received by users, it has underperformed our initial expectations.
NEO: The World Ends With You was released on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch in July 2021, and you can read our full verdict here.
Developed by h.a.n.d in conjunction with Square Enix, Neo: The World Ends With You is produced by legendary Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and unlike previous entries, is a fully 3D outing.
Players have the option of playing as multiple characters at once in combat, with the game taking place in a stylised version of Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Players attack using psych abilities, which are granted by pins, of which there are 300 available and you can equip one at at time.