Square Enix has announced its financial results for the first 9 months of the fiscal year 2017, ended December 31st, 2016.
The long awaited launch of Final Fantasy XV, PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider coupled with strong download sales for previously released titles sees an increase in net sales and operating income for console games, compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year, 2015.
In the area of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), revenues from operation show steady performance while net sales and operating income declined significantly compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year mainly due to the absence of expansion disk releases during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2016.
Net sales and operating income, in the area of content for platforms such as smart devices and PC browser, increased significantly compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year primarily thanks to the strong performance of existing major titles of native app games on smartphones such as Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Hoshi No Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light.
Square Enix will look to continue its good start to 2017 with upcoming releases for NieR Automata, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.