Square Enix Returns To Profit Thanks To Deus Ex, FFXIII-2
Despite being forced to push Tomb Raider into next year, Square Enix did have some good news today.
According to the publisher's fiscal financial results, the company's Digital Entertainment branch enjoyed a net sales surge of 11.9% (up to 71.9 billion yen/$897.5 million) and a leap of 11.7% in operating income (up to 12.6 billion yen/$157.3 million).
And although they didn't provide us with actual sales figures, Square Enix cited Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution as helping their bottom line. Deus Ex shipped 2 million units at last tally and FFXIII-2 was February's second best-selling title in North America for February (only behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3). Full-year net sales came in at 127.9 billion yen ($1.6 billion), which is up 2.1% in the year-over-year comparison, and profits registered at 6.1 billion yen ($76.1 million), which is way up from the 12 billion yen ($150 million) loss suffered last year.
Is the landing strip cleared for Final Fantasy XIII-3...?
5/14/2012 12:00:42 PM Ben Dutka