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Konami Announces Strong Financial Results; Continues Having “High Hopes for the Gaming Industry”

Now Konami announced its financial results for its quarter ended on September 30th, in addition to the figures for the first half of the year.

Since you can see in the table below of the figures that are applicable are in the black, with a significant revenue and profit increase.

Konami Announces Strong Financial Results; Continues Having

In addition, we get a comprehensive breakdown of this firm’s functionality, and below you can read the parts related to games. Like last quarter, we hear that the business has got hopes for the game business to offer new experiences through game articles in a variety of ways. ”

Consumer spending, however, still lacks strength. While Western countries’ markets are also regaining, the future remains unclear because of concerns about the activities of North Korea and policy and political moves.

In the entertainment market, game contents are still diversify along with practical improvement of devices, such as mobile devices and video game consoles, and development of information and telecommunications infrastructure. In combination with the changing times, for enriching life through plentiful and full experiences in spending, the preference has been strengthened. There are high hopes for the game industry to provide new adventures through game articles in various ways, such as eSports, which can be regarded as a kind of sport contest and are bringing more and more attention.

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Under such situation, in the Digital Entertainment segment, the mobile games  continued to enjoy strong functionality, such as JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace) and Winning Eleven 2017 (known abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017). Just as for card games, we distributed the Yu‐Gi‐Oh! TRADING CARD GAME series worldwide, and hosted the game’s world championship in Japan. Still another championship for the cell game, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, was also held in the same time. This enabled users to have pleasure through eSports well.

In terms of computer and video games, Winning Eleven 2018 (known overseas as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018) was released and received positive reviews. Additionally, SUPER BOMBERMAN R(known overseas as Super Bomberman R) and also JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016 continued to enjoy powerful performance.

Moving on to the Digital Entertainment business, which includes games, it’s still using a sharp increase in both sales and earnings year-on-year, by far the most important and rewarding in the company ’ therefore portfolio.

Mobile games seem for be doing well for Konami, although we also hear a mention of “positive reviews” to get Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 and continued strong performance for Super Bomberman R.

The mobile games continued to get positive reviews, such as JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU and PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace). Additionally, titles for international markets, Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, Winning Eleven 2017 (called abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017) and Winning Eleven CLUB MANAGER (known abroad as PES CLUB MANAGER) continued steady functionality.

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In terms of video and computer games, we released Winning Eleven 2018 (called abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018), and it’s received positive reviews.

Also, SUPER BOMBERMAN R (known abroad as Super Bomberman R) along with JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016 continued perform nicely.

Last, but not least, we receive a breakdown of their prognosis for the financial year, using a mention of their intention of games that match the benefits of each gadget.

Together with the spread of amusement the available means of providing games continue to increase. Opportunities to reach a much greater audience for games are increasing. Against this background, we need to build ways of enjoying games that match every device’s characteristics.

As for cellular games, a brand new title, Winning Eleven CARD COLLECTION (called abroad as PES CARD COLLECTION), is meant to be released. Furthermore, we wish to launch Tokimeki Idol along with LovePlus EVERY, which have been both popular in Tokyo Game Show 2017.

As for the current games, the number of users continues to grow. Those game titles include Yu‐Gi‐Oh! DUEL LINKS, which surpassed 55 million downloads, and Winning Eleven 2017 (known abroad as PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017), which surpassed 50 million downloads. In addition, we need to develop the PC version of this cellular game Yu‐Gi‐Oh DUEL LINKS. With a focus on these names, we will strive to provide content which enables us to provide pleasure to customers in various regions.

As for card games, continue promotions within the region of eSports in addition to we’ll continue to strengthen our growth.

As for video and computer games, we will release Puri‐Puri Chii‐chan!! Puri‐PuriDeco Room! For Nintendo 3DSTM in November 2017 for domestic sector. We will try to enable customers to have pleasure on a continual basis. Moreover, METAL GEAR SURVIVE, that was shown at Tokyo Game Show 2017, is intend to be
released in February 2018. ANUBIS ZONE OF THE ENDERS : M∀RS, which we are operating on in earnest, is meant to be published in 2018.

As the preference for improving everyday life through complete and abundant encounters has strengthened from the entertainment marketand we continue to make efforts to produce and supply “Valuable Time” to clients through game contents.

If you wish to compare these results with the previous fiscal quarter, you can read our committed post from July.

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