Square Enix today presented its financial results for the first nine months of the fiscal year (between April and December 2022), and reflect an important decline in income compared to the same period last year.
Despite multiple releases, led perhaps by Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunionnone have been big enough to drive revenue, at least when compared to last year (via Tech Raptor).
The sales were 255.616 million yena decrease of 6.6% compared to the period of April-December 2021, with a decrease in both the sale of “HD games” (that is, games that are not a service) and in the revenue of its two MMOs, Final Fantasy XIV y Dragon Quest X.
Square Enix’s releases in 2022 did not stand out
Games included in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 include Outridersds Worldslayer, Live a Live, Dragon Quest Treasures, The Diofield Chronicle, Valkyrie Elysium, Power Wash Simulator, Harvestella, or Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion.
An important string of games that has not been enough to overcome these disappointing results.
If you’re wondering, the release of the controversial Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin doesn’t count here, as it came out in the last fiscal year (in March 2022), though it seems its sales beyond launch weren’t great either…
Despite this, Square Enix remembers that they have many games planned, including new IPs. No new expansions are expected for the moment for Final Fantasy XIV, which we usually talk about its great success… but if there are no new paid expansions, its income will also decrease.
In three months we’ll see how the launches of the last quarter of the fiscal year, which include The prophesiedalready launched; Theatryhthm Final Bar Line on February 16, and Octopath Traveler 2 on February 24.
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