TR Could Have Sold 5-6 Million Copies
If the title has you scratching your head, it is for good reason. Tomb Raider sold very well, in fact it sold 3.4 million retail copies! That certainly generated a ton of money for most of us in this world. Square Enix apparently was not impressed. The publisher has recently revealed that it projected Tomb Raider to sell 5 - 6 million copies, again this is not a typo. Maybe we are all missing something but 3.4 million copies sounds like a nice number.
There are certainly titles out there that can reach 5 - 6 million copies sold but most do not even come close. Tomb Raider was well received critically by most outlets including yours truly. Square Enix should look at their expectations for what a title should sell because Tomb Raider (while a good game) is not going to sell those insane numbers. Maybe in a couple more years with few more sales but not on release. Sorry to break the sad news to the publisher.