Konami’s income are method up after shifting focus

Konami is probably not everybody’s favorite firm proper now, however they’re undoubtedly doing effectively for themselves.


While income was truly barely down, a lot decrease working prices led to an enormous enhance in income. As detailed of their quarterly financial results, income have been up 229.eight% in comparison with the earlier yr.

Part of this was right down to their well being and health and ‘amusement’ divisions, though they notice that their video games did fairly effectively too, particularly on cell:

  • Launched cell video games “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links” and “JIKKYOU POWERFUL SOCCER”, each recording the quickest tempo of downloads amongst KONAMI video games, whereas “JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU”
    and “Professional Baseball Spirits A” continues to carry out effectively (Number of downloads as of Jan ’17 -Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: 25 million, JIKKYOU POWERFUL SOCCER: 5 million, JIKKYOU PAWAFURU
    PUROYAKYU: 29 million, Professional Baseball Spirits A: 7 million)
  • Continued international gross sales of Yu-Gi-Oh! buying and selling card video games
  • Released “JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU Heroes” for Nintendo 3DS, whereas “Winning Eleven 2017 (PES 2017 – Pro Evolution Soccer -)” continues to ship stable efficiency

Konami’s infamous split with Kojima doesn’t appear to have harmed the corporate’s income, even with a number of former members of Konami employees moving on to Kojima Productions.

Konami is at the moment engaged on the Pro Evolution collection, in addition to Metal Gear Survive.