Mon, May 14, 2012 | 07:43 BST
Square Enix returns to profit thanks to FFXIII-2, Deus Ex, mobile
Square Enix has posted a small year-on-year increase in sales for the year ending March 2012, resulting in an overall profit for the publisher.
Net sales increased to ¥127 billion, up 2.1% on 2011′s result of ¥125 billion.
The company highlighted Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Deus Ex: Human revolution as key movers which “favourably grew sales of packaged software”.
Elsewhere in the Digital Entertainment section, the browser-based Sengoku IXA and Mobage release Final Fantasy Brigade were also singled out for particular praise. The latter has over 2 million users and is apparently enjoying “robust growth”.
All in all, Square Enix posted a yearly profit of ¥6.06 billion, which isn’t enormous, but is clearly a significant improvement on last year’s loss of ¥12 billion.
The company is “focusing all efforts on a substantial earnings improvement” for the following year, but gave no firm forecasts.
Coinciding with its financial release, Square Enix today announced a delay to Tomb Raider.