Good news – there are publishers out there that aren’t just losing money!
One such publisher is Square Enix, a company that lost 12 billion yen last year (around £47 million). This year it’s made about half of that back, posting earnings of 6 billion yen. A statement from the company thanks 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution and this year’s Final Fantasy XIII-2 for the positive news.
“The Group’s results were favourable due to increased sales of console games boosted by our major titles, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Final Fantasy 13-2,” it read.
Looking forward the company has Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution lined-up for the rest of 2012 while Tomb Raider has just slipped into 2013. Remember the days when these guys were all about the JRPG? Seems like a distant memory.