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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links hits 55 million downloads as Konami clears $1 billion in revenues

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links hits 55 million downloads as Konami clears $1 billion in revenues

Konami has posted its financials for the first half of its FY18 for the six months ending September 30th 2017.

It posted revenues of $1.01 billion for the period, an increase of 13.8% year-on-year. Its profits also grew by 40.6% year-on-year to $150.7 million.

Breaking this down futher, its Digital Entertainment segment, which includes its mobile games, generated $506.6 million in revenues. This represents a 28.7% increase year-on-year.

Stable performances

Konami did not break out its mobile sales figures, but identified Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu, Professional Baseball Spirits A (Ace), Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, and PES Club Manager as having continued stable performances.

Duel Links has now reached 55 million downloads, up from 45 million in its last financials. The company also held an eSports tournament for the game in August 2017.

Looking ahead, Konami is banking on card-based game PES Card Collection, along with two Japan-focused titles, LovePlus EVERY and Tokimeki Idol, as its next big releases. It is also working to bring Duel Links to PC in the near future.


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