Sales For Konami Drops But The Profits Increases Due To Health Business And More
Konami has reported its six months financial performance for the period of April 1 to September 30, 2016. According to the reports, the sales for Konami has dropped for the same period last year, but the profits for the company has increased.
According to the report the sales revenue for Konami for this six month period was $963 million, which is down from $1.2 billion from 2015. While the revenue has decreased the profit increased a whooping 36 percent from $118 million to $161 million.
Konami also reported that mobile games such has Jinkkyou Pwafuru Puroyakyu, Professional Baseball Spirits A and more enjoyed steady sales. Also PES 2017, launched in September, reportedly has strong performance.
The increase in the profit for the company also came from the company’s Health & Fitness business. Konami reported that six athletes from Konami Sports Club’s gymnastics and swimming teams won medals in the Rio Olympic Games. The rest of the profit for the company came from its gambling and amusement divisions.
According to Konami, the company will continue itself to diversify and will look for new opportunities. Also the company states that it will provide valuable experiences with new games that fully utilize the potential of VR headsets and shifting its focus towards the e-Sports.
Upcoming games from the company currently only include Metal Gear: Survive, which is being heavily criticized by the fans of the series and even Hideo Kojima himself expressed criticism over the co-op multiplayer spin-off of Metal Gear franchise.
It has nothing to do [with me]. I know absolutely nothing about it. That’s because it’s totally unrelated to me, right? Um, how should I put this? Well, for me, Metal [Gear] is espionage with political fiction. Right? So, because of that, there’s no reason that zombies would show up. This is how I see it, you know?
Metal Gear Survive will launch in 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.