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Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. Reports Financial Results for the Six-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013

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TOKYO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the "Company") today announced consolidated results for the six-month period ended September 30, 2013. 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)

6 months actual

6 mos. ended 9/13

6 mos. ended 9/12

YoY change

Net sales

61,664

61,055

+1.0%

Operating income

4,675

(5,240)

-

Ordinary income

5,669

(6,266)

-

Net income

2,606

(5,480)

-

EPS, basic                       

22.64 yen

(47.63) yen

-





Full year

Forecast

FY ending 3/14

Actual

FY ended 3/13

YoY change

Net sales

140,000~150,000

147,981

(5.4)~+1.4%

Operating income

5,000~9,000

(6,081)

-

Ordinary income

5,000~9,000

(4,378)

-

Net income (loss)

3,500~6,000

(13,714)

-

EPS, basic                       

30.42~52.14 yen

(119.19) yen

-





For additional information, please refer to the full-length Consolidated Financial Results document here: http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/14q2release.pdf, or the Company's IR website: http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/ir/

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120604/LA17846LOGO)

During the six-month period ended September 30, 2013, the distribution sales of console game titles in North America were strong. In addition, software sales of "FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN," released in August 2013, have been making favorable progress, and its number of registered users has been growing steadily. Content for platforms such as browser and smartphone has been building on solid growth. Among others, "SENGOKU IXA," a browser game, has been showing steady performance, and "Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur," a social game, has become an instant hit in Taiwan and mainland China, following Korea, while its platform has expanded to include PlayStation Vita.

In the Amusement business, sales of "LORD of VERMILION III" were strong, and the operation of the amusement arcades has been showing steady performance.

Forecasts for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 are unchanged from those previously issued on May 13, 2013.

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 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.

More information on Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. can be found at http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/index.html

Media, analyst and investor contacts:
Tokyo: +81.3.5292.8000
Email: ccir@square-enix.com

Disclaimer
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.

SOURCE SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.



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