Nippon Ichi's Earnings Up
Majority of titles sold beyond expectations, publisher says.
Nippon Ichi made it back into the black this year following losses last year. The publisher saw a sales increase of 4.4% to 2,217 million yen. Operating income was up from a loss of 235 million yen last year to a gain of 315 million yen this year.
In its earnings statement, the company made mention of strong domestic sales. The majority of releases sold beyond expectations, it said, without giving title-by-title breakdowns. Nippon Ichi released nine titles domestically last year, seven new, one a port and one a budget release.
For the current fiscal year, the company expects a 3.2% increase in sales to 2,289 million yen, but a 66% drop in operating income to 107 million yen. It plans on releasing 3DS and NGP titles this year, it said.
You can see Nippon Ichi's full earnings report here (PDF, Japanese).