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Konami Reports Increase in Profit as Metal Gear Sales Reach 49.2 Million Copies Worldwide

July 30, 2016 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Konami has posted its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, and while the company’s revenue is slightly down, it has seen an increase in profit. 

According to the report, Konami earned ¥49.4 billion in revenue during the period, which is a 3.5 percent decline year-on-year. However, operating profit was up by 40.2 percent year-on-year with ¥9.1 billion. Additionally, profit before taxes amounted to ¥8,419 million (a year-on-year increase of 22.7 percent), and profit attributable to owners of the parent was ¥5,814 million, which is an increase of 35.8 percent.

Digital Entertainment revenue was also up by 5.6 percent and amounted to ¥25.2 million. Total profit earned from this segment was up 34.3 percent year-on-year, and stood at ¥8.7 million. 

Elsewhere, Konami revealed that the Metal Gear franchise had sold 49.2 million copies worldwide as of the end of March 2016. 

There was barely any news pertaining to future releases in the report including the recently spotted Metal Gear Solid V “Definitive Ex” Edition

[Source: Konami]