Konami reports growth for first half of fiscal year thanks to PS3 and PSP offerings

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 November 2010 18:27 GMT

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Konami has issues a financial report detailing earnings for the first half of fiscal year 2010 (March – Sept.) and it finds the firm with net revenue of ¥115.8 billion ($1.43 billion) compared to last year’s ¥113.9 billion ($1.4 billion) for the same period.

Income came in at ¥4.6 billion ($57 million) to ¥8.1 billion ($99 million).

Revenues from the Digital Entertainment division (games) came in at ¥53.1 billion yen ($655.7 million) compared to the same period last year, which was ¥1.4 billion ($634.7 million). The growth comes

Growth was attributed to sales of Winning Eleven/Pro Evo, Powerful Pro Baseball 2010, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Love Plus, with PS3 and PSP games accounting for 57 percent of profit thanks to the aforementioned titles. PS3 titles accounted for 29 percent of sales, PSP contributed 28 percent, while Wii software sales fell from 23 percent last year to 12 percent for the fiscal half, and DS software accounted for 14 percent of software sales compared to 21 percent last year. Xbox 360 sales for the firm were up 3 percent to 8 percent, compared to last year’s 5 percent.

Total gaming units sold by the company amounted to 10.05 million for the period, compared to last year’s 5.89 million units. North American software units moved came in at 2.18 million, Europe bought 3.42 million games, and Japan saw 4.34 million units move through it.

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