Takahashi Mochizuki, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, which has now become quite well known in the videogame industry, reported the last Square-Enix sales figures relating to the last quarter of the fiscal year 2018-2019.
Not that there were now doubts about it, considering the sales figures of recent months, but the official confirmation arrived: Kingdom Hearts 3 was a great success for the company. Square-Enix says it is fully satisfied with the performance of the game directed by Tetsuya Nomura (now fully focused on Final Fantasy VII Remake), and is convinced that it can do even better with the publication of the paid DLC Re: Mind.
Other positive notes concern NieR Automata the action game directed by Yoko Taro and developed by Platinum Games which has now exceeded 4 million copies sold as well as Octopath Travaler recently arrived also on PC and whose market numbers remain "stable". Good news also in terms of subscriptions for online games, especially for those related to Final Fantasy XIV .
The only drawback that goes to affect the general picture is represented by Left Alive a title which, net of the participation of Yoji Shinkawa who oversaw the art direction, failed to convince neither the public nor the critics, consequently disappointing the expectations of Square- market Enix.
Thanks to the financial report, we finally discover that the company intends to unveil some of its new games at E3 2019 during its conference (with however some advances already arriving in May ), which expects to launch most of its upcoming products in the second half of the 2019-2020 fiscal year.