Nier: Automata and Final Fantasy XIV Strong Sales Boost Square Enix

Nier: Automata and Final Fantasy XIV Strong Sales Boost Square Enix

Square Enix announced today that 2 games that are no strangers around these parts: Nier: Automata and Final Fantasy XIV contributed to a strong performance for the publisher this past quarter.

Nier: Automata and Final Fantasy XIV Strong Sales Boost Square Enix

They had the following to say about the games:

In the Digital Entertainment segment…strong download sales of previously released catalogue titles such as “NieR:Automata,” have resulted in an increase of operating income in the area of console games, compared to the prior fiscal year.

In the area of massively multiplayer online role playing games, revenues from sales of the latest expansion disk of “FINAL FANTASY XIV” and increase of number of monthly subscribers boosted by the expansion resulted in an increase of net sale and operating income, compared to the prior fiscal year.

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Nier: Automata was a surprise hit that sold incredibly well for the publisher, and rightfully so as it is a great game that harkens back to some classic gaming concepts, full of secrets and hidden endings. You can read our thoughts on the innovative action RPG in our full review.

Final Fantasy XIV similarly shook some life into their playerbase with a well received Stormblood expansion, so it’s no surprise that the monthly subscriber base has improved. All in all not a bad showing for 2 titles that have been under people’s radar, and Square Enix was in the black, thanks in part to them.

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Always good to hear a success story! Thoughts on Nier and Final Fantasy XIV? If you haven’t given them a try, we’ve got plenty of guides for both including a complete Nier Trophy Guide.


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One comment on “Nier: Automata and Final Fantasy XIV Strong Sales Boost Square Enix”

  1. ckmishn says:

    Hopefully this will cause a Nier sequel to be made. There is talk of a Nier remake, and while the update in graphics and change to "Platinum" combat systems would be nice my vote would definitely be for a sequel… [Nier: Automata spoilers]

    ..that takes place in the distant future where androids are trying to recreate both humanity and the alien invaders. Perhaps there's a mixup in the DNA creating a hybrid hated by both humanity and the aliens?

    That’s just one of a huge number of possibilities, most of which I expect would be better than a repeat of the original NIer, especially since Nier is itself, technically, a sequel or spinoff of Drakengard.


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