With Final Fantasy 15 Coming, Square Enix Revenue and Profit Rise

Here are the key takeaways from Square Enix's latest earnings report.

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Square Enix this week reported earnings for the three-month period ended June 30--and things were looking up. The Japanese publisher saw its revenue rise 21.1 percent to ¥51.2 billion, while operating income jumped by ¥13.1 percent to ¥8.95 billion for the quarter.

The company's gaming division, Digital Entertainment, had a number of success stories. First, games for smart devices and PC continued to "show strong performance." As for console games, Dragon Quest Heroes II "made a favorable start," while download sales were "strong." Additionally, back catalog game sales were also described as strong, though Square Enix didn't share any specifics.

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Overall, Digital Entertainment revenue came in at ¥37.5 billion, rising 23.9 percent from last year. Operating income was ¥9.5 billion, which is a 15.6 percent increase year-over-year.

Square Enix also operates non-gaming divisions such as Amusement, Publication, and Merchandising. You can read Square Enix's full earnings report here [PDF].

One of Square Enix's next major releases is Final Fantasy XV, which comes out on September 30. After that, Rise of the Tomb Raider finally makes its way to PlayStation 4 in October.

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