Today Konami announced its financial results for its quarter ended on September 30th, in addition to the statistics for the first half of the year.
All the amounts are in the black, with a significant revenue and profit increase, because you can see in the table below.
We receive a breakdown of this firm’s functionality, and below you can read the parts related to games. Just like this past year, we hear that the company has “high hopes for the game industry to provide new adventures through game articles in a variety of ways. ”
For the six months ended September 30, 2017, the Western economy continues its long‐term recovery, together with corporate earnings and the labor environment enhancing.
Consumer spending, however, still lacks power. While Western nations’ markets are gradually recovering, the future remains unclear due to concerns about North Korea’s actions along with policy and political movements.
In the entertainment marketplace, game contents are still diversify together with practical improvement of devices, such as mobile devices and video game consoles, and development of information and telecommunications infrastructure. In combination with the times, for improving everyday life through experiences in personal 21, the preference has been strengthened. In that circumstance, there are high hopes for the game business to provide new experiences through game material in a variety of ways.
Under such circumstances, at the Digital Entertainment section, the mobile games continued to enjoy strong performance, including JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! Just as for card games, we distributed the Yu‐Gi‐Oh! TRADING CARD GAME series globally, and hosted the game’s world championship in Japan. Another championship for the cell game, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, was held at exactly the identical moment. This allowed users to have pleasure through eSports, as well.
Additionally, SUPER BOMBERMAN R(called abroad as Super Bomberman R) along with JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016 continued to enjoy powerful performance.
Moving on to the Digital Entertainment business, which includes video games, its definitely the largest and rewarding in the business ’ s portfolio, with a sharp rise in both income and sales year-on-year.
Mobile games seem for do nicely for Konami, while we also hear that a mention of “favorable reviews” for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 and continued solid performance for Super Bomberman R.
The cellular games continued to get favorable reviews, including JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU and PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace). Additionally, titles for international markets, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, Winning Eleven 2017 (called abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017) and Winning Eleven CLUB MANAGER (known overseas as PES CLUB MANAGER) continued steady functionality.
As for video and computer games, we released Winning Eleven 2018 (known abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018), and it has received favorable reviews.
Also, SUPER BOMBERMAN R (called overseas as Super Bomberman R) and JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016 lasted perform nicely.
Last, but not least, we get a breakdown of their outlook for the financial year, with a reference of their intention of developing games that fit the particular benefits of each device.
With the spread of amusement the accessible way of supplying games continue to increase. Opportunities to reach a much larger market for games are increasing. Against this backdrop, we wish to create ways of playing games that match every device’s characteristics.
As for mobile games, a new name, Winning Eleven CARD COLLECTION (known overseas as PES CARD COLLECTION), is intended to be released. Additionally, we intend to release LovePlus EVERY along with Tokimeki Idol, that have been equally popular in Tokyo Game Show 2017.
As for the existing games, the number of users continues to grow steadily. Those game titles contain Yu‐Gi‐Oh! In addition, we need to develop the PC version of this mobile game Yu‐Gi‐Oh DUEL LINKS. Having a focus on those names, we will strive to offer content that enables us to provide pleasure.
As for card games, we’ll continue to fortify our expansion in addition to continue promotions within the region of eSports.
As for video and computer games, we shall launch Puri‐Puri Chii‐chan!! Puri‐PuriDeco Room! For Nintendo 3DSTM in November 2017 for national market. We’ll strive to enable customers to have fun on a consistent basis. Furthermore, METAL GEAR SURVIVE, which was exhibited in Tokyo Game Show 2017, is intend to be
released in February 2018.
As the preference for enriching daily life through full and abundant encounters has bolstered from the entertainment market, we continue to make attempts to produce and provide “Valuable Time” to customers through game contents.
If you want to compare these results with the previous fiscal quarter, then you may read our dedicated article from July.