Nihon Falcom has updated its financial projections for the fiscal year ending on September 30th. The makers of Ys and Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of Heroes) now expect a profit of 250 million yen ($2.17 million USD) on sales of 1.41 billion yen ($12.25 million USD). Previously, Nihon Falcom had projected a profit of 190 million yen ($1.65 million USD) and sales of 1.29 billion yen ($11.21 million USD).
The Tokyo-based company is citing higher than expected pre-orders for today's PlayStation Portable release of Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter in Japan for the updated projections. Furthermore, that game's prequel, Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki First Chapter for PlayStation Portable continues to sell well even one year after its release.
What I don't understand is how a younger company like NIS can afford an American division but not Falcom. Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful NISA is around and I religiously buy and play their titles, but I really wish Falcom would consider doing the same.
NIS realizes how much the US market matters to their products. I'm pretty amazed that Falcom can stay afloat on PC products in Japan when everyone over there is talking about how PC sales are in the toilet and still going down.
But hey, they're clearly staying afloat.
Eat right, exercise, try and take over the world, get stabbed to death by a crazy redhead with a sword.
Post by Adol.Christin on Dec 11, 2007 14:17:09 GMT -5
that's true, in a software house always look for the Falcom logo and you'll find good stuff. like a brand spanking new limited edition of Ys I-II COMPLETE (PC) in the "Book box" or the limited edition in LoH: SnK SC with the drama CD.
The Ancient Land of Ys is running trough my Blood....
It's because they've basically cornered the market! If you go into any PC software store in Japan, and look for computer games, you will find exactly three things:
* Untranslated American and European import PC games * Hentai * Falcom
Seriously, Falcom is pretty much the ONLY retail PC game developer in Japan at this point. I mean, I'm sure there are a couple other tiny software houses (mostly hentai companies that try to make a non-hentai game every now and again), but no others I've seen that get their own SECTION...
Totally agree with that. That's why WE want... Falcom CONTINUE to make software for PC. Ys Seven and others. Sales of Falcom PC Games was great until now... no ?