Square Enix Publishing Division Sees Increase In Income

By Ishaan . July 31, 2010 . 3:08pm

FFXIII Scenario Ultimania Square Enix’s publication division, responsible for the company’s manga, art books and strategy guides, saw an increase in operating income of 16.4% from the previous year, the company reported in their annual fiscal report.


The increase in net sales and operating income are attributed to strong manga sales, boosted by anime broadcasts of popular titles, as well as “favourable” sales of strategy guides for for popular videogame titles. Square’s revenue breakdown, along with changes in operating income, across their various business segments, is as follows:


Games: 57.2% (up 254%)

Amusement: 27.2% (Taito amusement facilities, arcades — down 11.8%)

Publication: 7.5% (up 16.4%)

Mobile phone content: 5.3% (down 8.1%)

Merchandising: 2.8% (up 124.2% — Advent Children Complete listed as major contributor)


Going forward, it should be interesting to see how Square’s digital manga store in North America and France contributes to the company’s revenue.

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  • karasuKumo

    Their jewellery is way too expensive I honestly can’t see anyone buying it (the quality of it is amazing though) plus I didn’t know they still did mobile phone content it’s no surprise it’s gone down. They should be doing more apps for the PSP (why is there hardly any?) and Apple app store.

  • holyPaladin

    After FMA end, it’s interesting to see if SE manga sales gonna drop or not..Since FMA sold like 1 million copies each volume

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