Square Enix has released its sales results for the first half of the current fiscal year, April 2003 through September 2004. The company's net profit is 1.2 billion yen ($11 million), a 1.9 billion yen improvement ($17.4 million) from the same time last year. Games sales totaled 9.3 billion yen ($85 million).
Final Fantasy XI's launch lowered the net profit of the games division, and the company failed to release a largely successful title during the fiscal year's first half. Final Fantasy X-2 hit shelves slightly before the beginning of Japan's first half and slightly after its end in the United States, but the games division still achieved a net profit of 980 million yen.
The second half of the fiscal year will likely be more productive, due to the U.S. releases of Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XI, and Japanese releases such as Dragon Quest V and Slime Morimori Dragon Quest. Square Enix still adjusted sales expectations downward for the year, due to the Square/Enix merger's unexpectedly high costs and Final Fantasy XII's delay.
Sales figures include (in approximate copies sold):
Final Fantasy XI All-In-One Pack: 290,000
Hanjuku Hero Vs. 3D: 180,000
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: 360,000
Sword of Mana: 280,000
Kenshin Dragon Quest: 120,000
Back-Catalog Titles: 210,000
Total Sales: 1,670,000
Final Fantasy Origins: 250,000
Unlimited SaGa: 100,000
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: 480,000
Back-Catalog Titles: 500,000
Total Sales: 1,330,000
Back-Catalog Titles: 480,000
Total Sales: 480,000
Back-Catalog Titles: 30,000
Total Sales: 30,000