Square Enix's MMO Business Is Down 14% Without Expansions

Somebody better get to making an expansion quick.

Troy Blackburn
By Troy Blackburn, News Editor Posted:

Final Fantasy XIV mmo down

Square Enix has released its end-of-year financials, and the MMORPG side of things isn't looking so hot this past year.

With Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X being the primary MMO games in operation, Square Enix pulled in ¥53.3 billion ($394 million) in revenue. That's down 14% year over year. Neither game received a new expansion during this cycle, and Square was focused on user retainment via operational initiatives according to GamesIndustry.biz.

Mobile games didn't fair much better, down 13% YoY. HD games, which include the much-maligned Forspoken, Octopath Traveler 2, and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, were down 10% compared to last year.

Net sales for Square Enix were down 6% YoY, profit was down 3%, and digital entertainment revenue was down 12%

Not exactly a stellar showing this past year, but we are still talking millions of dollars here.

Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIV.

About the Author

Troy Blackburn
Troy Blackburn, News Editor

Troy “Noobfridge” Blackburn has been reporting on the video game industry for over a decade. Whether it’s news, editorials, gameplay videos, or streams, Noobfridge never fails to present his honest opinion whether those hot takes prove to be popular or not.

More Stories by Troy Blackburn

Discussion (0)

Read Next

You May Enjoy