Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami has released positive financial results for the six-month period ended September 30. The company earned revenue of ¥98.7 billion ($856.6 million), up from ¥97.9 billion ($849.2 million) last year. Profit amounted to ¥3.3 billion ($28.6 million), an increase from the ¥2 billion ($17.4 million) recorded during the same period last year.
Konami’s video game unit, Digital Entertainment, saw a fall in revenue overall, dropping from ¥44.6 billion ($387 million) last year to ¥43.9 billion ($380.7 million) this year. However, operating income rose from ¥3.7 billion ($32 million) to ¥6.2 billion ($53.8 million). The publisher revealed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes “continued to enjoy strong sales” across the world.
Additionally, the PlayStation 3 emerged as a dominant platform in terms of overall unit sales.
Konami will publish Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in 2015, which is also expected to enjoy strong sales.