Konami’s mobile games continue to grow as digital brings in $262 million in Q1 2018

Digital Entertainment the most profitable division for publisher

Konami’s mobile games continue to grow as digital brings in $262 million in Q1 2018

Konami's mobile games continue to do the business as the publisher's revenues grew 12.8% to $505 million in Q1 2018.

The company’s Digital Entertainment division, which includes its mobile games, is the publisher’s fastest growing segment. Revenues grew by 33.5% year-on-year to $262 million for the three months ending June 30th 2017.

Profits for the division increased 37.8% year-on-year to just over $94 million, the biggest profits of any segment during the quarter.

Rise and rise

The number of users for games across its portfolio continue to rise. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has now racked up 45 million downloads as of June 2017, up five million since April.

Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu has surpassed 32 million downloads, while PES 2017 (also known as Winning Eleven 2017 in Japan) has generated 30 million downloads since its global launch in May 2017.

Konami is quiet on the rest of its mobile slate for the coming year, but plans to continue supporting its current successful portfolio of titles in the months ahead.

For more mobile games industry financials, check out our guide to the current quarter.

Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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