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Konami generates $2 billion in sales as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links surpasses 40 million downloads

Konami generates $2 billion in sales as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links surpasses 40 million downloads

Konami has released its financials for the full year of its FY17 ending March 31st 2017.

The company posted revenues of $2 billion for the year, down 8% year-on-year. Profits rose to $228 million, up 146.8% year-on-year.

For its Digital Entertainment segment, which includes its mobile games, Konami saw revenues of $926.3 million, down 8.2% year-on-year. Profits rose by 13.1% to $296.5 million for the year.

Cross-promotion

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links continued to perform well for the company, having achieved 40 million downloads as of April 2017. Its release has also prompted a renewed interest in the physical Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu was once again pointed to as a key performer, having now passed 30 million downloads. Professional Baseball Spirits A was also highlighted for its success in Japan, while PES Club Manager and Star Wars: Force Collection continued to do well overseas.

Looking ahead, Konami has just one mobile game currently announced for release, the already soft-launched PES 2017. The game popped up in December 2016 and has been relatively quiet in terms of updates so far.


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