TOKYO, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the "Company") today announced consolidated results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2019. The Company is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with the stock code "9684," and prepares its financial statements according to the Japan GAAP.
In the Digital Entertainment segment, releases for consumer game consoles during the three-month period ended June 30, 2019 included the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions of "FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster" and "FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE." The overall result was higher net sales than in the same period of the previous year and a turn slightly into the black at the operating income line.
In the smart devices and PC browser area, "Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe," which had been launched in December 2018, continued to perform well, leading to higher net sales and operating income than in the same period of the prior year.
In the area of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, subscription revenue was strong ahead of the release of the "FINAL FANTASY XIV" expansion pack, driving net sales and operating income higher than in the same period of the prior year.
In the Amusement segment, no new amusement machine titles were released during the three-month period ended June 30, 2019, but strong arcade operations resulted in a rise in net sales and operating income versus the same period of the previous year.
In the Publication segment, the three-month period ended June 30, 2019 saw sharp growth in sales in digital formats, including via the MANGA UP! comic app. Sales of printed media were also brisk, resulting in higher net sales and operating income than in the same period of the prior year.
In the Merchandising segment, the release of new merchandise based on the Group's own intellectual property during the three-month period ended June 30, 2019 resulted in higher sales and operating income than in the same period of the previous year.
About Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is the holding company leading the group of Square Enix companies (the "Square Enix Group") with a diverse range of content and service businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Square Enix Group also boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 144 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 74 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
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*Unit sales are the total number of cumulative package shipment and digital sales. Digital sales are the cumulative unit number in and after April 2015, and include full-game downloads of packaged games and download-only games for console and PC.
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