Congratulations to Square Enix
One of the biggest and well-known publishers, Square Enix, is doing well. So well that they’re reporting increased financial revenue year-on-year. According to their financial results, the Digital Entertainment section is doing very well.
Square Enix is attributing its better financial success to the sales of Dragon Quest IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. While we’re still waiting for Dragon Quest IX here in the West, FFXII is available now. In reporting their numbers, however, the publisher couldn’t help but mention the additional revenue pulled by NieR Automata.
Back when NieR Automata sold 1 million copies, the publisher celebrated with a special livestream. Back then they admitted that the game “exceeded expectations,” and sales are still going strong. Here’s what they had to say for this quarter:
“During the Six-Month period ended September 30, 2017, the launches of “DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age,” the latest title of “DRAGON QUEST” series and “FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE” as well as strong download sales of previously released catalogue titles such as “NieR:Automata” have resulted in an increase of both net sales and operating income in the area of console games, compared to the prior fiscal year.
Furthermore, we learn that the publisher managed to shift a total of 11.48 million units – That’s digital downloads on top of physical copies. The majority were sold in North America, 5.82 million units in fact, while 4.79 million were sold in Japan and 880,000 in Asia.
All we need now is a release date for Dragon Quest IX: Echoes of the Illusive Age, which will be available on all platforms. Stay tuned for updates on Square Enix as time goes by.