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Square Enix Releases Half Year Sales Figures
11.20.03 - 11:26 PM

Square Enix has released better than expected financial results for the first half of the fiscal year 2003/2004. The company posted a consolidated profit of 1.1 billion yen ($10.07 million US) on sales of 19.7 billion yen ($180.32 million US). During the first six months of the current fiscal year, total software sales reached 3.5 million units worldwide (see below for a detailed run-down). For the full fiscal year, the company predicts worldwide sales of 12.9 million copies (4.7 million copies in Japan, 5.1 million copies in North America and 3 million copies in Europe and 100,000 copies in other territories). This reflects Square Enix's release schedule for the second half of the fiscal year, which includes the PlayStation 2 remake of Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome, Hagane no Renkinjutsu (Full Metal Alchemist), Star Ocean: Till The End of Time Directors Cut and Final Fantasy X-2 International and Last Mission for the Japanese market, as well as Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XI for North America.

Japan

Final Fantasy XI Rise of Zilart, PS2/PC, 290,000 copies
Hanjuku Eiyuu Tai 3D (Hanjuku Hero VS 3D), PS2, 180,000 copies
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, GC, 380,000 copies
Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu (Sword of Mana), GBA, 280,000 copies
Drag-on Dragoon (Drakengard), PS2, 120,000 copies

North America

Final Fantasy Origins, PS One, 250,000 copies
UNLIMITED:SaGa, PS2, 100,000 copies
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, 480,000 copies

Europe

UNLIMITED:SaGa, PS2, 30,000 copies

As previously reported however, the company had to lower its full year forecast to sales of 56 billion yen ($512.59 million US) and a consolidated profit of 8.1 billion yen ($74.14 million US), due to the delayed release of Final Fantasy XII in Japan.


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