Square Enix Posts Positive Financial Results; Final Fantasy XIV Makes “Favorable Progress”
Square Enix just posted its financial results for the nine months ended on December 31st, 2014, showing profits across the board, also showing improvement from the same in the past fiscal year.
Among games released in the west, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is mentioned as making “favorable progeess,” Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX also gets a positive mention.
During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, in the area of content for platforms such as smart devices and PC browser, “SENGOKU IXA,” a browser game and “DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS SUPER LIGHT,” a game for smartphones continued to show strong performance. “SCHOOLGIRL STRIKERS,” “FINAL FANTASY RECORD KEEPER,” and “Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur,” games for smartphones newly released during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014 have been showing strong performance as well.
Among the console game titles, sales of new titles such as “KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX,” increased in comparison with the same period of the prior fiscal year, and repeat sales of titles released in the last fiscal year were strong. Massively mulitiplayer online role playing games such as “FINAL FANTASY XIV” and “DRAGON QUEST X” have been making favorable progress.
In the Amusement business, sales of amusement machines decreased, and the operation of the amusement facilities has been showing steady performance through efficient store management efforts, despite an adverse effect of the increased consumption tax rate.