Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn sales provide surge to Square Enix finances

Company-wide restructuring and increased game sales lead to profitable six months
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Square Enix has revised up its financial forecasts for the six months ending September 30th thanks to better than expected sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

The MMO - a remake of the original Final Fantasy XIV Online - has garnered more than 1.5 million subscribers since its release in August.

The publisher also noted that its wide-ranging cost reduction efforts, as well as an upsurge in sales of arcade game machines and various console titles in North America.

As a result, Square Enix has revised up its sales forecast for the six months ending September 30th from £374m to £391m.

Earnings for the first half of the year were changed from an expected loss of £8.2m to a profit of £16.5m

Despite a better than expected results, Square Enix refused to change its full-year financial forecasts due to the "uncertainties in the second half of the fiscal year".

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