Today Konami announced its financial results for its quarter ended on September 30th, as well as the figures for the first half of the year.
All of the amounts are with a revenue and profit growth, as you can see in the table below.
We also get a detailed breakdown of the company’s functionality, and you also can read the components linked to games. Like last quarter, we now hear that the company has got hopes for the game business to offer new adventures through game articles in a variety of ways. ”
For the six months ended September 30, 2017, the Western market continues its long‐term retrieval, with corporate earnings along with the labour environment enhancing.
Consumer spending, however, still lacks power. While countries’ markets are slowly recovering, the future remains unclear because of concerns about North Korea’s activities along with policy and political moves.
From the entertainment marketplace, game contents continue to diversify together with practical improvement such as mobile devices and video game consoles, and evolution of data and telecommunications infrastructure. In combination with the times, for enriching everyday life through complete and plentiful experiences in spending the preference was strengthened. There are high hopes for the game business to offer new adventures through game content in a variety of ways.
Under these circumstances, at the Digital Entertainment segment, the cellular 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 worldwide, and hosted on the game’s world championship in Japan. Still another championship for the cellular game, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, was also held at the same moment. This allowed users to have pleasure through eSports.
Additionally, SUPER BOMBERMAN R(known abroad as Super Bomberman R) and also JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016 continued to enjoy strong performance.
Continuing on to the Digital Entertainment industry, which includes games, it’s with a sharp rise in both sales and earnings year-on-year, definitely the s portfolio.
Mobile games seem for do nicely for Konami, although we also hear a mention of “positive reviews” to get Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 and continued strong performance for Super Bomberman R.
Additionally, titles for global markets, Yu‐Gi‐Oh!
As for computer and video games, we released Winning Eleven 2018 (called abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018), and it’s received positive reviews.
Also, SUPER BOMBERMAN R (called overseas as Super Bomberman R) along with JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016 lasted work nicely.
Last, but not least, we receive a breakdown of their prognosis for the fiscal year, using a reference of their intention of creating games that fit the advantages of each gadget.
With the spread of amusement provided through networks, the accessible means of providing games continue to increase. Opportunities to attain a much larger audience for games are rising. Against this backdrop, we intend to create ways of enjoying games that match each device’s features.
As for mobile games, a new name, Winning Eleven CARD COLLECTION (called abroad as PES CARD COLLECTION), is intended to be published. Additionally, we intend to launch LovePlus EVERY and Tokimeki Idol, that were equally popular in Tokyo Game Show 2017.
In terms of the current games, the number of registered users continues to grow steadily. Those game titles include Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, that transcended 55 million downloads, and Winning Eleven 2017 (called overseas as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017), which exceeded 50 million downloads. Additionally, we wish to develop the PC variant of this mobile game Yu‐Gi‐Oh DUEL LINKS. With a focus on these names, we’ll try to give content that enables us to provide pleasure.
In terms of card games, continue competitive promotions within the area of eSports in addition to we will continue to fortify our expansion.
As for computer and video games, we shall launch Puri‐Puri Chii‐chan!! Puri‐PuriDeco Room! For Nintendo 3DSTM at November 2017 for national industry. We will strive to enable clients to have pleasure on a consistent basis. Additionally, METAL GEAR SURVIVE, that was shown in Tokyo Game Show 2017, is intend to become
published in February 2018. ANUBIS ZONE OF THE ENDERS : Ｍ∀ＲＳ, which we’re working on in earnest, is intended to be published in 2018.
As the taste for improving everyday life through full and abundant encounters has strengthened in the entertainment marketplaceand we continue to make efforts to create and supply “Valuable Time” to customers through game contents.
If you want to compare these outcomes with the past financial quarter, you can read our committed article from July.