Top News This Week

November 15, 2017 - Online Games – Which is Best For You? With 90% of homes owning a computer or laptop, nea ... | October 10, 2017 - 3 Amazing Times Celebs Have Appeared In Video Game Franchises When you encounter the voice of a star in a video ... | October 10, 2017 - Four Things You Need To Justify That Games Room Many gamers dream of it and more are realizing tha ... | October 4, 2017 - One-Handed Games To Make Your Commute More Amazing [Image Source] Everyone reading this will be able ... | September 27, 2017 - Check Out These Surprisingly Good Gaming Platforms Any hardcore gamer will know that the platform is ... | September 20, 2017 - Boosting Your First Person Shooter Games With The VR Experience VR headsets have taken the gaming world by storm; ... | September 10, 2017 - Fallout 4, The Best Role-Playing Game On The Market? Fallout, the award-winning series of post-apocalyp ... | September 7, 2017 - 5 Reasons Why Online Gaming Is So Popular Let’s face it; online gaming is popular. Even if ... | September 4, 2017 - What it Takes to Be a Gaming Master Becoming a gaming master isn’t easy; it takes a ... | September 4, 2017 - Spare Room? Time To Get Gaming! If you love gaming and technology and have a spare ... |

Square Enix Doubles Profits Over Past Year

0
Posted February 12, 2015 by Bunneh3000 in News
Kingdom_Hearts_HD_2.5_Remix_Logo

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!

Did you enjoy this article? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. It would be great if you subscribed to our RSS feed or signed up for email updates to get more goodness. There’s lots more where this came from!




About the Author

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.

Around the Network
A Look at the New Tomb Raider
Ars Technica Tears Open Little-Known Developer for Blatant IP Abuse
GBA Games Come To Wii U's Virtual Console Next Month
New Mass Effect 4 Details Out of E3
Gaming on a Budget 10/2/15