Very Best of Ys and Very Best of the Legend of Heroes III Available Digitally on Amazon

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Yet again, Falcom has released two digital versions of classic albums: this time Very Best of Ys and Very Best of Legend of Heroes III. These are selection albums, so that you aren’t buying the full soundtrack, and they are a mix from multiple albums.

As always, the links in this article are for Amazon.com, but as Falcom is making these available on multiple regions of Amazon (by posting them on Amazon.co.jp), if you can’t purchase digital albums from the US site, then check your own region- they may be available there as well.

These albums are also also available on iTunes, music.jp, mora, and animelo mix.

You can purchase the Very Best of Ys for $5.99, or $1.29 per track, and Very Best of Legend of Heroes III for $9.99 or $1.29 per track.

You can purchase Very Best of Ys here, and Very Best of Legend of Heroes III here.

However, if you wish to support this site at no cost to yourself, please use these links to purchase Very Best of Ys and Very Best of Legend of Heroes III

The track lists are behind the cut.

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Falcom Calendar Updated for October 2014

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Please note that this month’s calendar wallpaper contains Sen no Kiseki spoilers!

Falcom’s updated their calendar page with the October wallpaper with a number of the antagonists for Sen no Kiseki II, as well as a release date update.

You can find the wallpaper in the following resolutions:
1024×768
1280×960
1920×1080
1920×1200

The updates to the calendar also reveal the release date for Falcom Gakuen vol 3, as well.

[ Falcom Calendar ]

Falcom’s Stock Hits the Yearly High on the Week of Sen no Kiseki II’s Launch

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When the Nikkei closed for 9/22/2014, Falcom’s stock had hit a value of 1,598 yen. The previous day, it was showing at 1,301, making the increase a 22.83% change upwards.

When the Nikkei opened on 9/22, the stock had been priced at 1,329. It had a high of 1,599 and a low of 1,313.

When looking at historical charts over the past ten years, though, since 2013, Falcom’s finally reaching in to numbers again that are similar to what they have had back during the PC era of their games. This also lines up with their yearly numbers in their reports over the past few years, and it also seems to ‘agree’ with the guess that this year may likely to be the first time they’ve received profits similar to what they’ve had back in the late 2000’s.

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The first big jump in 2013, though, was in response to the creation of the Innovation Unit, and since then they’ve been able to maintain similar numbers.

This is all preceding what may end up being a very interesting year with Falcom’s yearly financial report, which is expected to be released later in November. The third quarter report, as well as the adjustment of last November’s forecast, show that this year may be a good one for Falcom on a financial standpoint.

[ Yahoo Financials - Nihon Falcom (Code # 3723) ]

Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 9/16/2014 – Ys I&II Chronicles and Felghana Set

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Ys I&II Chronicles (PSP the Best) (Originally for 2200 yen)
Ys the Oath in Felghana (Super Price Edition) (Originally for 2200 yen)
Random Goods (Not for Sale)
Kiseki Magazine vols 6, 7, and 8 (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 4400 yen. The special price is –> 2,800 yen!

This order is good until 9/21, or until 20 orders have been made.

Order # 2633

[ Falcom Online Store - Special Sales ]

Falcom Earnings Forecast Adjusted Based on Sen no Kiseki, Sen no Kiseki II, and Memories of Celceta

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  Original Forecast Adjusted Forecast Percent Changed
Total Sales ¥ 1,900,000,000
(approx. $17,721,420)
¥ 2,400,000,000
(approx. $22,384,960)
▲26.3%
Operating Profit ¥ 750,000,000
(approx. $6,992,380)
¥ 1,200,000,000
(approx. $11,187,950)
▲60.0%
Operating Income ¥ 750,000,000
(approx. $6,992,380)
¥ 1,200,000,000
(approx. $11,187,950)
▲60.0%
Fourth Quarter Net Income ¥ 460,000,000
(approx. $4,288,640)
¥ 720,000,000
(approx. $6,712,650)
▲56.5%

Falcom has posted an adjustment of the forecast for the earnings that will mark the end of the fiscal year (10/1/2013 ~ 9/30/2014), as predicted on 11/13/2013. As you can see above, there are some fairly significant changes to the originally listed numbers.

In the adjustment report, Falcom has stated that this can be attributed to the high preorder sales for Sen no Kiseki II and the steadier than expected sales of Sen no Kiseki in the Asia regions. Furthermore, the sales of Ys: Memories of Celceta for the North American and European regions have been better than expected. As a result, the earnings for the year have been adjusted up, using the trends in these numbers and to make these estimations.

There is also a disclaimer to remind readers that these are forecasted numbers. The final numbers that are eventually revealed may differ from the ones posted above. The final earnings report is expected to be released in November 2014.

For a comparison of the year earnings, you can see the earnings reported last year (2013) below:

  Total Sales Operating Profit Operating Income Fourth Quarter Net Income
2013
Earnings
¥ 1,840,000,000
(approx: $17,152,300)
¥ 710,000,000
(approx: $6,618,550)
¥ 711,000,000
(approx: $6,627,190)
¥ 435,000,000
(approx: $4,054,610)

Note: Yen to Dollar exchanged made based on an approximation of 1 = $0.00932 exchange rate as of 9/16/2014.

[ 2014 Earnings Adjustment IR (PDF) ]

Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 9/8/2014 – Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Game, CD, and Goods Set

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The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Kai HD Edition (PS3) (Originally for 3200 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
Random Kiseki Series Goods (Not for Sale)
Kiseki Magazine vols 7 and 8 (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 6,180 yen. The special price is –> 3,500 yen!

This order is good until 9/15, or until 20 orders have been made.

Order # 2632(962・M046)

[ Falcom Online Store - Special Sales ]

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