Square Enix is still holding on in Final Fantasy 14 despite declining financial results

Square Enix is still holding on in Final Fantasy 14 despite declining financial results

Final Fantasy 14 remains the product of Square Enix as the publisher discloses declining financial results in its latest report.

Total net sales from the last financial quarter (April to June) were 74.8 billion yen, a decrease of almost 16 percent from the previous year, while operating income was 14.4 billion yen, a decrease of nearly 17 percent. Net income also increased due to foreign exchange gains.

Despite the fact that net sales of HD games have decreased in the year on year, sales of MMO games have nevertheless increased in numbers.

Final Fantasy 14 Patch 6.1 is now available on YouTube.

For the first time, the proportion of MMO games sales increased than that of HD games, despite the MMO category governing three games: Final Fantasy 14, Dragon Quest 10, and Final Fantasy 11.

According to Square Enix, "paying subscribers for Final Fantasy 14 increased YoY," while for HD games "sales did not reach the level of the previous year despite the release of several new titles."

Despite the success, according to the findings, Final Fantasy 14 will not be expanded due to that success, despite the fact that there will be no expansion pack releases for this financial year, primarily the company''s effort to "focus on keeping users in a wide range of operational initiatives."

Final Fantasy 14 will be released later this month, including a farming sim mode. HD games may remain dominated by Forspoken and Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion this financial year, followed by Final Fantasy 16 and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth in the next.

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