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Konami Financials Report Show Huge Profits with PS4 Dominating Xbox One in Game Sales
Even without its biggest project, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami is still going strong in terms of earnings for the quarter that ended on Jun. 30, 2014.
The company reported total revenue of ¥48.6 billion (approximately $473 million) for the mentioned quarter which is far more than last year’s ¥45.6 billion (approximately $444 million). Coming to profits, the company made ¥1.36 billion (approximately $13.2 million) during this quarter which is reported to be 145.6% more than the last year.
These earning figures can be attributed to Konami’s mobile games like Dragon Collection and World Soccer Collection which continue to enjoy “steady sales” and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes which is still seeing strong sales due to resale orders. Releasing back in March 2014, the game was shipped more than 1 million units.
Although, an update sale figures was not provided, Konami did reveal that Playstation 4 accounted for 12% of the overall units’ sales, while the Xbox One merely contributed 4%.
Speaking of the complete Metal Gear Solid franchise, the company stated that it sold well over 570,000 units of the games. Below, you will find a complete breakdown of how each system performed for the publisher during the said quarter:
It might also interest you that alongside being in the video game business, Konami also holds a Health & Fitness division and a business of slot machines. Sadly, the publisher didn’t reveal any information on its upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but we can expect more news at Gamescom 2014.