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26 million Power Pro downloads helps Konami's profits soar to $115.8 million

26 million Power Pro downloads helps Konami's profits soar to $115.8 million

Konami (LON:KNM) has released its financials for the first half of its FY17 for the six months ending September 30th 2016.

It posted sales of $962 million, a decrease of 5.9% year-on-year. However, it did posts profits of $115.8 million, a 55.7% increase year-on-year.

Its Digital Entertainment division also saw growth. It posted revenues of $415 million, a 2.7% increase year-on-year.

Home run

Konami didn't break out its mobile game sales, but did state that baseball game Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu (a.k.a Power Pro) surpassed 26 million downloads during the period.

In its last financials, Konami claimed that Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu had achieved 25 million downloads, suggesting it managed one million more in the three months of Q2.

Sales were also buoyed up by sports games Professional Baseball Spirits A and Winning Eleven Club Manager, as well as licensed IP Star Wars: Force Collection.

It's a similar story to its Q1 FY17 financials – growth in Digital Entertainment revenues but decreases elsewhere, increased profits, and a drop in revenue overall.


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