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Square Enix Doubles Profits Over Past Year

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Posted February 12, 2015 by Bunneh3000 in News
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The gaming industry can be a hard one to stay relevant in so it is always great to hear news like this. In a recent sales revenue reveal, Square Enix has seen their profits double over the last year. As the developer responsible for the likes of Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest, Hitman, Just Cause, and Deus Ex, their various efforts last year were certainly responded to in a big way.

Apparently the effort was led by a big response to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX as well as their legacy games (which probably includes next gen sales of Tomb Raider as well as improvements to MMORPGs Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X). An interesting tidbit revealed was that they have receive a strong boost from their mobile games department as well after seeing Schoolgirl Strikers, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur perform well also.

Honestly, I didn’t realize that Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts was really that relevant anymore. After hearing the groans when Final Fantasy 7 was announced for the PS4 during the Playstation Experience, I definitely thought the Final Fantasy fervor had lessened. With so many HD versions of games coming out that typically add little to no real reason to return to the scene, it is somewhat refreshing to hear the news about Kingdom Hearts HD. Still, that will probably lead to Square Enix and other publishers digging into the crates to re-release a slew of old games rather than placing needed efforts on new IPs.

One can only hope the trend dies down soon. In the meantime, congrats Square Enix!

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Bunneh3000

A gamer since the days of Texas Instruments PCs with cartidges, I embody the 'casual' gamer moniker. RPGs, turn based strategy, hack n slashers, NBA sims, shooters, Space flight combat sims, and mech combat sims are my forte. If you need a Battlefield commander, I'm your Cylon... I mean... um... man.

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