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Konami nearly doubles nine-month sales, profit

Metal Gear publisher rides Peace Walker, Pro Evo Soccer 11, Love Plus+ to $203 million profit on revenue of $2.3 billion; PES franchise tops 58.8 million.

Konami has performed solidly throughout the first half of its in-progress fiscal year, and that trend has continued into the back half. Today, the Japanese publisher issued a stellar nine-month report for April-December 2010 reporting period, announcing revenues of ¥188.3 billion ($2.3 billion), up 98.6 percent from a year prior. Profit saw near-equal percentage gains, spiking 96.6 percent to ¥16.54 billion ($203 million).

Unfortunately, Konami offered little color on the individual games that lifted sales. As part of its digital entertainment business, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker for the PSP was named as a sales leader, despite heavy piracy on the system. Other top games given the "strong sales" label by the publisher were Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 and romance sim Love Plus+, as well as mobile phone title Dragon Collection.

The games also performed well enough to offset a number of unspecified delays. "Consolidated results for the three quarters saw each of our business segments roughly meet their earnings forecast, despite the postponement of several titles," the publisher said.

Rather than break out sales figures for individual titles, the publisher did provide sales statistics for certain genres and franchises. The top performer was its "Soccer" genre, which logged sales of 6.56 million during the period. Konami went on to tout Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, stating that series sales topped 68.8 million units through December.

The Metal Gear franchise also added 1.68 million units to its overall tally during the April-December months. Konami also reiterated that Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D will arrive for the 3DS this year.

In the sweeping "Other" category, Konami sold 6.33 million units, presumably some of which were of the Castlevania reboot Lords of Shadow. All said, Konami sold 18.49 million games during the nine-month period, up from 15.53 million games during the same period a year ago.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6297445.html



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Good Konami's a great publisher and can't wait to see more from them later this year.



 

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PES 2011 need to be adjusted, it is way undertracked based on 6.56 million units shipped.



Konami is coming back and Castlevania was a breath of fresh air. 



hear me konami ...more metal gear solid!!

preferably MGS5!



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Frank_kc said:

PES 2011 need to be adjusted, it is way undertracked based on 6.56 million units shipped.

Keep in mind that is all soccer games in the nine month period.  With that said, most of the difference is probably the PS2 version in Europe.

Also the article says both 58.8 and 68.8 million for PES.  The correct figure is 68.8 million.



Onour11 said:

hear me konami ...more metal gear solid!!

preferably MGS5!


Technically MG4 was MGS5. That franchise is finished. Everything thats left either takes place with Raiden or is a prequel with  Naked Snake or Solid Snake.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
Onour11 said:

hear me konami ...more metal gear solid!!

preferably MGS5!


Technically MG4 was MGS5. That franchise is finished. Everything thats left either takes place with Raiden or is a prequel with  Naked Snake or Solid Snake.

No. Peace Walker is MGS5... Kojima confirmed that before.



ethomaz said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
Onour11 said:

hear me konami ...more metal gear solid!!

preferably MGS5!


Technically MG4 was MGS5. That franchise is finished. Everything thats left either takes place with Raiden or is a prequel with  Naked Snake or Solid Snake.

No. Peace Walker is MGS5... Kojima confirmed that before.


When he said Peace Walker was MGS5, he didn't mean it literally. He only meant that opposed to the new MGS coming out for the 360/PS3, MGS Peace Walker should be considered official cannon and the next installment in the series. I embellished a little on the details of Peace Walker being MGS4. MGS Peace Walker is really MGS3. It came ten years after Snake Eater (The first MGS in chronological order) and four years after Portable ops. From there MGS1 takes over. MGS1= MGS4 in the true chonological order.



It's all because of their E3. Their bangin E3 sold games.



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