Take a look at NCSoft's financial reports archive, and you'll see that the previous quarter's numbers have always been revealed about a month and a half into the next quarter. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to see the Q2 2015 -- covering April, May, and June -- to come out before the end of July.
Maybe that's because NCSoft wanted to get all the good news out, because after a disappointing first quarter, nearly everything is up, up, up!
As you might expect, individual game sales also look good. All of the games in NCSoft's portfolio -- Lineage (up 29%), Lineage 2 (48%), Aion (10%), Guild Wars 2 (12%), Blade & Soul (11%), and even the "Others" category (15%) -- exhibit sales growth from Q1 to Q2...
...except WildStar. The soon-to-be-Free MMO didn't drop as precipitously as it had in previous quarters, declining just 20%, from 2.593 billion Korean won (KRW) to 2.075 bKRW. It goes free-to-play this month, and we'll get a chance to see first-hand just how much that turns it around.
What are your thoughts upon seeing the latest NCSoft financial report?
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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