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Koei Tecmo Q3 FY2020 Earnings Boosted By Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity by Koei Tecmo

Koei Tecmo published its earnings report for the third quarter of the current fiscal year ending in March 2021. It recorded 43.949 billion yen (~$423 million) in sales, 19.367 billion yen (~$186 million) in operating profit, and 29.874 billion yen (~$288 million) in ordinary profit. These figures far surpassed the previous fiscal year. The operating profit had a whopping 201.2% raise. The company attributed this rise to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity‘s huge success.

The report mentioned that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity surpassed 3.5 million shipments by the end of December 2020. That means half a million more copies were shipped after the initial announcement of the game reaching 3 million shipments in its launch week.

In the same document, Koei Tecmo also announced that Atelier Ryza 2 had sold 220,000 copies in Japan and Asia. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle also sold 100,000 copies in the same region.

Console games were not the only main contributors this time around. Koei Tecmo also saw record-high sales income from mobile games, with the highest increase ratio of 86.5%. The company revealed that the latest mobile titles from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy game series have finally found success in both Japan and China.

Koei Tecmo’s financial reports were previously notable for mentioning the Western release of Persona 5 Strikers. Although the company removed it from documents for the first two quarters of this fiscal year,¬†Persona 5 Strikers was finally listed again in the upcoming title list on page 12 after receiving a release date of February 23, 2021. The same page also mentioned the imminent releases of Atelier Ryza 2‘s Western localization in January 2021 and Nioh 2: The Complete Edition in February 2021.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.