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Square Enix revenues grow to $518.1 million thanks to its mobile back catalogue

Square Enix revenues grow to $518.1 million thanks to its mobile back catalogue

Square Enix has released its financials for its Q1 FY18 for the three months ending June 30th 2017.

It posted revenues of $518.1 million for the quarter, up 11.3% year-on-year. Profits also rose by 56.8% to $76.1 million.

Its Digital Entertainment segment, which includes its mobile games, saw revenues of $401.4 million for the quarter, up 17.7% year-on-year. Mobile sales specifically came to $215.4 million for the quarter.

Every one's a winner

Square Enix pointed to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Hoshi no Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light, and Kingdom Hearts Union X as its key mobile performers. It also counts GREE-developed SINoALICE as one of its games, which topped the grossing charts in Japan during the quarter.

Looking ahead, the company says it will continue to develop and launch new titles in the near future. It did not state what games these might be.

Despite often being ignored in Square Enix's financial releases, Mobius Final Fantasy got a nod as one of the developer's major titles still in operation.

You can find out more about how the company is keeping the game alive one year on from its international launch in our interview with Square Enix Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Heads of Global Operations Hajime Umemura and Takashi Shiraga.


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