Editor’s Note: This article looks bad. I was worried about writing it but glad I waited to let it process mentally before I actually wrote it, because there are some things from a bigger picture that are worth pointing out. I’ll do so at the end of the article to prevent confusion.
Today, Falcom revealed their Q1 financial information. This information runs from Oct 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. (Editor’s note: Falcom’s ‘End of Year’ is Sept 30th.) Please see the table below for the numbers:
||QTR Net Income
All conversions are approximations, and have been rounded accordingly.
Conversion rates valid as of 2/10/2016 @ 1:00am Central Time
2016 Quarter 2 Forecast
(In million yen increments.)
Quantitative Data Regarding Current Quarter
This company is a content maker that strives to reach out to customers across the world with its game contents and services filled with personality and character over multiple platforms.
For this quarter, manufactured goods from the company itself include Tokyo Xanadu (released on 9/27/2015), a new title which received the Future Class Award from the Japan Game Awards at Tokyo Game Show, competing alongside 473 exhibiting companies and 2004 titles.
Currently, the company is eagerly working on the upcoming Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of DANA-. With its first game released in 1987, the Ys series is an action RPG that has seen many titles on multiple platforms and localized into North America, Europe, and Asia. It stands alongside the ‘Kiseki’ series as one of the company’s masterpieces.
Licenses include Trails in the Sky SC Evolution, which was released on 12/27/2015. There have also been collaborative projects for Phantasy Star Online 2 (from Sega Games), and Taiko Master V (Bandai Namco Games).
Furthermore, along with currently available downloadable titles, North America saw the release of The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel for PS3 and PlayStation Vita, while Asia saw releases of Trails in the Sky FC Evolution and Ys Memories of Celceta. [Editor’s Note: European release of Cold Steel happens during Falcom’s Q2.]
Financially, licensing releases for this quarter reached 189 million yen (approx. $1,645,000), which is a 57.2% decrease from this quarter last year.
Detailed summaries and my observations can be found behind the cut….