Last year, Square Enix looked to be in a bit of trouble, but with the release of this year’s financial report for the company, things could be turning around. Net sales for the company rose to 155 billion yen ($1.52 billion), up from 140 billion yen ($1.37 billion). Several key titles factored into this, with Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Thief all doing well for the company. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition also experienced favorable sales, especially in the west. With new Sleeping Dogs and Deus Ex games coming, along with the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, and a next-gen Hitman, the future is looking a bit brighter.
SEGA released their sales figures for the last year, showing a loss. Profits were down 8.2% from the previous year, coming in at 30.7 billion yen ($302 million). The best selling title for SEGA proved to be Total War: Rome II, which managed to sell 1.13 million units in North America and Europe. Football Manager 2014 came in second for the company, selling 790,000 copies. Coming in at third was Sonic: Lost World on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, selling 710,000 units in North America, Europe, and Japan. Traditional game sales seemed to be slowing for the company, though Digital games on the PC and mobile devices were performing better. The key title in the upcoming year for SEGA looks to be the promising horror-survival title Alien: Isolation. If that game does well in erasing the memories of the disastrous Aliens: Colonial Marines in the minds of fans, SEGA could be enjoying some good sales figures come this fall.
Konami also saw a drop in sales, dipping to 10.81 million units, down from 13.61 million units in the previous financial year. That’s a drop of 37 %, with its bright spot being the Metal Gear games. The company has said that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes had enjoyed “solid sales”, as had its baseball game, Professional Baseball Spirits 2014, which was a Japan- only release.
(trailer courtesy of IGN)
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