The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Gets Unexpectedly Strong Preorders, Leads to Earnings Forecast Revision

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.

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  • vicfermino

    See that, XSEED? How about it? Huh? Huh?

    • Chris Yuen

      Come on man, give them a break. Didn’t they announced Trails SC recently? I want Sen no Kiseki to be localized too…but it’s not so simple as just snapping our fingers together.

      In XSEED we trust.

      • vicfermino

        I know. I just needed to encourage them to keep doing it.

    • DesmaX

      I’d rather if they localize them in order

  • TheExile285 ♜

    Good for Falcom. I hope the Vita version sells well.

  • Love this article. Still gonna be a while then. Gonna grab YS and Second Chapter soon.

  • AttentionDeficitGuy

    “…it’s the first game of the Legend of Heroes series to appear on PS3…”

    The Trails in the Sky trilogy is crying right now.

    Also, I’m glad to see that the game seems to be doing better than expected! If the Steam release of Trails in the Sky and later both releases of Second Chapter do really well over here, hopefully between that and the sales of Sen in Japan, Falcom will make getting the series overseas more of a priority!

    And honestly, I mostly just REALLY want the series to be up-to-date in the west. XSEED might not be able to handle that as it stands (small company and all that), but hopefully Falcom will find some way to get the rest of the series over here, XSEED or not (perhaps Second Chapter will be successful enough that Carpe Fulgur will will have enough funds to grow a bit, get a bigger team, and then they could work with Falcom and XSEED to get the rest of the series over like they’re doing with Second Chapter?).