Nexon Blames Underwhelming LawBreakers Sales on PUBG’s Success

Publisher Nexon is blaming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ success as responsible for the disappointing LawBreakers sales figures.

In its Q3 2017 earnings report, Nexon mentioned PUBG by name, stating that the game made “the market environment very tough for first-person shooters in general and LawBreakers.”

Our results in North America in the third quarter were below our outlook, mainly due to the sales from LawBreakers being below our expectations. LawBreakers is a unique FPS developed for core users. We had very high expectations for its launch; however, the timing of its launch turned out to be unfortunate, specifically the blockbuster PC online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds came out right about the same time, making the market environment very tough for first-person shooters in general and for LawBreakers.

It’s worth noting that PUBG launched in Early Access towards the end of March, while LawBreakers released in August.

Do you think PUBG is to blame for LawBreakers lack of success? Or is it down to something else? Let us know.

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Source: Nexon Q3 2017 Earnings Report via VG247

  • sircolby45

    No…Lawbreakers didn’t achieve success because it wasn’t a game people wanted to play. It is just that simple.

    • Mack Ashworth

      Yeah, I think 2017 was a bad year for this type of game. Launching a few years earlier would have helped its chances.

  • The truth-ier

    nope, the game was just not good….