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Square Q2 financials - Sales fall 15% yoy, Deus Ex ships 2.18 million units worldwide

Square Enix released its Q2 earnings report today, which noted a 15% year-over-year decrease in net sales to ¥57.516 billion ($735 million) for the April-September period.

However, profits were up 115% to ¥3.704 billion ($47 million), thanks to the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, along with an increase in web, smartphone, and social-network offerings.

Deus Ex shipped 2.18 million units worldwide, 800,000 of which were in North America and 1.38 million in Europe. Japanese figures were not included, as it has only been out since October 20 in the region.

Obsidian's Dungeon Siege III shipped 820,000 worldwide, with 320,000 of those in North America, 480,000 in Europe, and 20,000 in Japan.

The firm's Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection, which shipped for Wii in Japan during September, shipped 350,000 units.

Square CEO Yoichi Wada said the company looks at its current fiscal period as a time of "rebuilding", and hopes to be back in proper form come March 31, 2013.

One of the ways it plans to do this, is by "creating 10 major IPs."

Thanks: Gematsu, Gamespot.

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