Nihon Falcom announced today that the company revised its earnings forecasts for September due to unexpectedly strong preorders of the upcoming JRPG for PS3 and PS Vita The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki, that will be released in Japan on September the 26th.
The operating income forecast has been revised from 1.7 billion yen to 1.87 billion (just south of 19 million dollars), the forecasts for operating profit and ordinary income have both been raised to 650 million yen from 500 million, while net income is now predicted to be 390 million yen instead of 300 million.
It’s quite rare to see a software house focused on JRPGs revising its earnings forecasts upwards lately, and definitely refreshing. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki seems to be a strong title, and hopefully a successful debut in Japan will encourage Nihon Falcom to think seriously about a localization. After all it’s the first game of the Legend of Heroes series to appear on PS3, a platform with a very solid installed base in the west.