Now Konami published its financial results for the nine months before December 31st. Since you can see in the table below, all characters are in the dark, with a substantial growth of profits year-on-year.
The press release also included a more thorough explanation of the outcomes, and you also can read the complete segments related to gaming.
“In the entertainment market, game contents continue to diversify together with functional enhancement of various devices, such as mobile devices and video game consoles, and also development of information and telecommunications infrastructure. In conjunction with the changing times, the preference for enriching everyday life through complete and plentiful experiences in private spending was strengthened. In the game industry, attempts are accelerating to provide new experiences through game content in a variety of ways, for example eSports, which can be regarded as a form of sports contest and are attracting an increasing number of attention. ”
In addition, we receive a breakdown by segment, demonstrating that the Digital Entertainment business (video games) remains the biggest driver of Konami’therefore results, using a powerful year-on-year growth of both revenue and profit. The “Gambling” cite shouldn’t confuse, as the “Gambling & Systems” business is connected to arcade and pachinko machines, and saw weaker performance year-on-year.
The explanation of in the press release cites both cellular games and “stable functionality” to get Pro Eevolution Soccer 2018 along with Super Bomberman R at the home console section.
“In relation to the mobile games from the Digital Entertainment segment, we released Winning Eleven CARD COLLECTION(called overseas as PES CARD COLLECTION) globally in approximately 150 countries and regions. This title has received favorable reviews from many clients. In addition, we substantially modernized Winning Eleven 2018 (known abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018).
Other cellular game titles too continued to enjoy powerful performance, such as JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS and PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace).As for card games, the most Yu-Gi-Oh! We chose to work to revitalize the contents, including the release of new cards with added principles which appeared from the new television animated series.
As for video and computer games, Winning Eleven 2018 (called overseas as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018) and SUPER BOMBERMAN R(called overseas as Super Bomberman R) continued to enjoy stable performance”
The writer revised its full-year forecast (before March 31st, 2018), indicating that it anticipates slightly lower earnings (but still greater year-on-year), but greater gains.
The revised forecast broken down by section proves that the prediction for the video games company (Digital Entertainment) is actually the only one that was increased for both profit and revenue.
Last, but not least, the media release includes an explanation of the prediction for another quarter linked to this Digital Entertainment company.
“With the spread of entertainment provided throughout networks, the accessible means of providing games continue to diversify.Opportunities to reach a much greater market for games are climbing. Against this background, we intend to develop ways of enjoying games that match the characteristics of every device.
Asfor the existing mobile games, the total number of users of contents we grown continues to grow steadily. Those game titles include things like Winning Eleven 2018 (called abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018), which surpassed 80 million downloads worldwide, and Yu-Gi-Oh DUEL LINKS, which surpassed 60 million downloads worldwide. The PC version of Yu-Gi-Oh DUEL LINKS was likewise started to develop worldwide and has received favorable reviews. Having a focus on those titles, we will strive to provide content that empowers us to deliver pleasure to clients in various ages and regions.
As for card games, Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME will observe its 20th anniversary once it goes on sale in February 2019. To celebrate this landmark, we will designate the year starting from February 2018 as the 20th anniversary year and we will work hard to decode the contents by creating various measures.
As for video and computer games, we’ll release METAL GEAR SURVIVE in February 2018. As an approach to eSports, we held the National Finals for its all-Japan eSports tournament “PAWAPURO CHAMPIONSHIPS2017,” a tournament officially acknowledged by the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (NPB), and the “PES LEAGUE WORLD TOUR” qualifying rounds in Asia that were held at January 2018. We will try to enable clients to possess continue having fun. In addition, we are working on JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2018, which is to receivenew attributes including VR compatibility, and ANUBIS ZONE OF THE ENDERS : Ｍ∀ＲＳ, that was exhibited in Tokyo Game Show 2017. These are anticipated to be published in spring 2018.
As the preference for improving everyday life through full and abundant encounters has strengthened from the entertainment marketplace, we continue to make attempts to make and supply “Valuable Time” to clients through game contents. ”
If you want to compare, then you can take a look at the results posted three months ago, which were fairly solid.