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Remaining Fantasy XIV boosted Sq. Enix’s fortunes in 2021

Sq. Enix has launched its monetary outcomes for the nine-month interval ending December 31, 2021, and it appears to be like like final 12 months was an excellent one for the Japanese writer. Income and earnings each rose–apparently because of the continued success of Remaining Fantasy XIV.

Throughout this era in 2021, Sq. Enix earned 273.6 billion yen (about $2.4 billion) within the final monetary interval, a rise of seven.8 p.c from the 253.6 billion yen it earned in the identical interval in 2020. Working revenue rose 21 p.c from 41 billion yen to 50.1 billion yen.

There’s some nuance to these growing numbers. Sq. Enix knowledgeable traders that the corporate’s digital leisure division noticed features within the MMO sub-segment, however decreases within the “HD Recreation” sub-segment. 

The latter sub-segment develops and publishes video games like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Outriders, and Nier Replicant  ver.1.22474487139…. Final 12 months, that division had launched Remaining Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers. Sq. Enix indicated that 2020’s titles bought higher than the video games relased in 2021.

Good factor for Sq. Enix then that it publishes the critically acclaimed MMORPG Remaining Fantasy XIV. It reported that gross sales of the brand new growth Endwalker and a fully large enhance in month-to-month subscribers meant that division noticed a rise of income year-over-year.

(You would possibly recall that gross sales for the sport had been so robust Sq. Enix needed to pause new subscriptions whereas it labored to deal with the server load. 

Internet gross sales for the Digital Leisure Division clocked in at 211,662 million yen, whereas working revenue for the group was 49,425 million yen. 

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