Demon’s Souls leads Atlus USA to huge gains

Thanks to strong performances by both their flagship and new intellectual properties, publisher Atlus USA has posted massive gains.

According to a Siliconera report, the North American wing of the Japanese firm made 378 million yen (approx $4.15 million) in operating profit for the first half of their financial year. That’s up a staggering 236.1% compared to the equivalent period last year.

The stats from the previous quarter are even more impressive. Here operating profits were up 578.5%, with Atlus USA racking up a cool 346 million yen ($3.81 million). Good showings for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, and (relative) surprise-hit Demon’s Souls are being attributed to the success. 101-in-1 Party Megamix is being mentioned too, but we’re putting our fingers in our ears and pretending it’s the good games that bring the money in.

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