Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 15:45 GMT
Konami posts profit in mobile and social, decline in consumer games sector
Konami has reported its financial results for the nine months ending December 31, and it was a rather prosperous period for the firm with a reported profit of ¥17.05 billion ($224 million), which is a 77.3% year-over-year increase. However, most of the firm’s profit came from sectors outside of its consumer games sector, which declined 40% year-over-year.
Revenue from consumer games was $465 million compared to $698 million the prior year. Sports franchises, Metal Gear series and the trading card game YU-GI-OH! “performed strongly.”
The firm’s social and mobile divisions, however posted a profit – a trend noted in the majority of financials released of late – bringing in $348 million, a 93% increase year-over-year compared to $127 million last year.
Konami said the increase was partially attributed to Dragon Collection’s 5 million members, Sengoku Collection’s 2.5 million members and noted the total number of registered users for its social games has surpassed 15 million.