Sq.-Enix has launched its second quarter financial report for 2021, and it paints a quite middling image general. Web income for the quarter YOY was up only one.8%, with YOY declines in working earnings and earnings, despite the launch of Outriders and NierR content material, which had been apparently unable to maintain up YOY with the Last Fantasy VII Remake (and presumably, COVID lockdowns) in Q2 2020.
So what did contribute to that constructive development? Cellular gross sales, digital media, the corporate’s “amusement” amenities phase, and… MMORPGs.
“Within the MMO (Massively Multiplayer On-line) Sport sub-segment, web gross sales rose versus the identical interval of the earlier fiscal yr on account of development within the variety of month-to-month paying subscribers for FINAL FANTASY XIV.”
Q2 led to June, in fact, and the perceived mass exodus from WoW to MMOs including FFXIV didn’t begin until almost July, so we’d count on to see the results of that subsequent quarter, adopted by the precise launch of Endwalker this fall.
https://massivelyop.com/2021/08/05/square-enix-q2-2021-financials-final-fantasy-xivs-subs-are-up/ | Sq.-Enix Q2 2021 financials: Last Fantasy XIV’s subs are up