Final Fantasy XIV Triumphs & Mobile Games Show “Lackluster Performance”
Square Enix today announced its financial results for the first six months of the fiscal year, April through September 2021.
Today, Square Enix announced its financial results for the first six months of the fiscal year, from April to September 2021.
In the table below, you can look at the result for the entire company, showing a 2.2% drop in sales and a 7.9% drop in operating profit.
Square Enix’s overall results mirror those of the Digital Entertainment segment. Sales amounted to 129,451 million euros, down 9.1 ％ year-on-year, while operating profit was down to 29,499 million euros of 12.8 ％ from one year to the next.
In the versions of the HD games sub-segment, notably Outriders, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, NEO: The World Ends with You and Life is Strange: True Colors failed to achieve the same level of sales as the period comparable from last year, which included the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers.
Sales of games for smartphones and PC browsers have also declined in part due to “poor performance of existing titles” in Square Enix’s own words.
On the flip side, the real champion is Final Fantasy XIV, which has driven sales of the MMO segment year over year due to “strong growth in monthly paying subscribers.”
If we think this happened before the launch of the new Endwalker expansion, it’s easy to imagine what kind of power Final Fantasy XIV has become, and why it’s now the highest grossing game in the franchise.
If you want to compare, you can look at the results for the previous quarter, released in August.