Square Enix financials: Final Fantasy 14 relaunch exceeds projections, forecast revised

Tuesday, 5th November 2013 09:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Square Enix has published its six-month financial report, flagging up a revised year-end projection due to the strong performance of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn.

It follows the confirmation of several new games under the Square Enix and Eidos banner, such as Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars, a new Hitman title, and the follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Square’s 2014 slate looks full with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13, Thief, as well as the ongoing development of Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 15 among others.

Siliconera reports that Square original projection for the full financial year sat between ¥59 billion ($598 million) and ¥63 billion.

That number has been revised due to Final Fantasy 14′s relaunch exceeding initial expectations, and has also been attributed to strong arcade performance in Japan. Square new full-year projection rests at ¥61.7 billion ($626 million).

Initially, the company had posted an expected operating loss of ¥2 billion ($20 million), but this has also changed. Square now expects to bring in an operating profit of ¥4.7 billion ($48 million).

Finally, Square’s net income projection was revised and narrowed from anywhere between a flat performance and a ¥1.3 billion ($13 million) loss to a ¥2.6 billion profit ($26 million).

We’ll have more stats as they trickle out of Japan today.

What do you make of the above? Are you playing Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn? Let us know below.



  1. Dragon

    Inb4 SE sucks
    Inb4 lightning sucks
    Inb4 Final Fantasy sucks
    Inb4 inb4…

    (insert I told you gif)

    Great for SE. Hopefully its a start of even better things to come.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    @1 Insert bitching post complain about your bitching because my bitching opinion is different to yours. Queue five paragraphs preaching about the same point for the millionth time. Also, Tomb Raider sucks and anyone who likes it has a fetish for torture porn and female suffering.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dragon

    Also insert 1st 2nd 3rd birthday birthday aya aya birthday birthday…
    also aya porn with cloth damage, lightning in thongs, Tetsuya Nomura himself in thongs.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 Handsome as the man may be, that is a disturbing image indeed.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Dragon

    Since no one bothered to make a photo of that, here is the next best choice-

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @5 Oh god.

    My eyes.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon

    That is natural skin coloured camouflage, please don’t insult it.

    That is why he is called “naked snake”.

    No wonder Kojima is 0% games, 0% films and 100% OH Japan :D

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Ireland Michael


    #8 1 year ago
  9. Luciferous

    Yup still playing and loving the game, in the process of levelling up my warrior class and arming my lvl50 Bard with the second tier of artefact armour :D

    Looking forward to the Crystal Tower dungeon and a new Primal battle :3

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Clupula

    @5 – You know, I’m not going to click that.

    Also, the two of you had me cracking up because I’m sure if he sees this, we’ll get to hear his whole “I hate Toriyama” rants.

    Good for Squeenix, I say.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 The success of FFXIV really should get the point home to Square about what it is that Final Fantasy fans want… and angst ridden teenagers standing around being melodramatic is not it.

    Unfortunately, that’s exactly what FFXV looks like it’s going to be.

    #11 1 year ago

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