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Square Enix's Dragon Quest Rivals hits seven million downloads in Japan five days after launch

Square Enix's Dragon Quest Rivals hits seven million downloads in Japan five days after launch

Square Enix's latest mobile game Dragon Quest Rivals has surpassed seven million downloads in its first week of release.

The game was launched in Japan on Android and iOS on November 2nd. It is a turn-based card game featuring characters and monsters from the Dragon Quest franchise.

Square Enix announced the milestone on November 7th, meaning the game took just five days to clear seven million downloads. An in-game event will be held to celebrate.

Going strong

The company has also posted its financials for the first half of its Q2 FY18 for the six months ending September 30th 2017. It saw revenues grow 24.2% year-on-year to $1.16 billion, while profits rose 218.7% year-on-year to $154.4 million.

Its Digital Entertainment segment, which includes its mobile games, posted revenues of $899.9 million for the period, up 30.4% year-on-year. Mobile revenues came to $408.9 million for the first half of FY18.

Square Enix pointed to its back-catalogue of mobile games as its key performers, specifically highlighting Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Hoshi no Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light, and Kingdom Hearts Union X. It's the same story as its previous quarterly financials, though Mobius Final Fantasy has once again fallen out of favour.


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Ric likes to read epic poems and watch classic films to hide the fact he plays way too many games. The facade has thus far not been very effective.

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