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Square Enix logs 6 month profit of 3.7bn

Deus Ex helps publisher to reach recently doubled profit forecast

Square Enix has recorded a six month profit of 3.7 billion, in line with a recently increased forecast. The figure is more than double last year's total of 1.7 billion for the same period.

Sales for the half year were 57.5 billion, actually a slight reduction from the 68 billion for the same six month period last year. EPS for the period was 32.13.

Square Enix recently doubled it's profit forecast, a prediction which these results met almost exactly. The profit forecast for the full year now stands at 5 billion.

In the report accompanying the statement, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was quoted as having shipped over two million units, whilst smartphones, web-based income and social networks were all cited as growth sectors.

The company's amusement, publishing and merchandising divisions all recorded shrinking businesses. In stark contrast to the recent reports of many Japanese companies, Square Enix's financials actually showed a reduction in costs from currency exchanges, down from 2.3 billion to 2.1 billion.

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Stefano Ronchi Indie Game Developer 5 years ago
I still wish they would concentrate more on improving their Final Fantasy franchise in terms of quality, but I'm glad they are keeping afloat with the publisher side of things.
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The challenge is FF is such a sacred cow, it will require a team sufficiently instilled in the origins of Final Fantasy, respectful enough but fresh enough to carve a new FF that is not a reboot but in the vein and tradition of FF that will do it justice, without being too over ambitious or fanciful in its fighting gameplay.

Much like a good piece of art is the right mixture of information but not so much detail it is just noise.
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Will Ross5 years ago
I for one am really looking forward to FFXIII-2, I played XIII non-stop when it came out and enjoyed it a lot. However I think that the storylines will be hard to come by in the future, for example this sequel in particular has a lot to look up to in comparison to the IX franchise.
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Stephen McCarthy Studying Games Technology, Kingston University5 years ago
I think the new FF-type 0 will do well, it looking better then the last lot of games.
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