Square Enix returns to profit thanks to FFXIII-2, Deus Ex, mobile

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 14 May 2012 07:43 GMT

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.

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