TOKYO, Feb. 3, 2012 -- SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the "Company") today announced consolidated results for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2011. The Company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section with the stock code "9684" and prepares its financial statements according to Japan GAAP.
Key Figures (millions of yen, except percentages and per share data)
9 months actual
9 mos. ended 12/11
9 mos. ended 12/10
FY ending 3/12
FY ended 3/11
Net income (loss)
Management comments from Yoichi Wada, President and Representative Director:
"During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2011 (April - December), the Group's results included increased sales of console games boosted by our major titles, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION (Europe, North America and Japan) and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 (Japan), as well as continued expansion in fee-based service revenues from growth areas including content for the web, smartphones and social networking services.
"In the current fourth quarter (January - March 2012), despite the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 in Europe and North America, expected costs including up-front expenditures in content development for growth areas during the period cause us to keep forecasts for the fiscal year unchanged.
"As I stated at the start of the fiscal year, we are focusing all efforts on rebuilding the Group businesses toward generating a substantial earnings recovery from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 and beyond."
About Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
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The forward-looking statements in this document are based upon the information currently available, and necessarily include elements that are not entirely predictable. Actual results may differ from the forward-looking statements in this document.
DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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