Revenues stand at $2.3 billion so far - sales were down 1.4 percent. Metal Gear and PES "progressed favourably" for Konami, boosting games sales.
Videogame sales earned them $575 million. The publisher reveals that Pro Evolution Soccer has now blown past 68.8 million copies sold for the entire franchise.
"Although the Japanese economy showed signs of recovery from the recession, a difficult business climate persisted in the environment surrounding the Konami Corporation and its subsidiaries, as uncertainty over the future due to factors such as the impact of the appreciation of the yen and deflation,” said Konami in a statement.
"We will continue to focus on the expanding overseas video game software market. We plan to launch the latest title of the Winning Eleven series Winning Eleven 3DSoccer for a new platform Nintendo 3DS and intend to develop various titles.”
Konami keep their total fiscal 2010 forecasts unchanged as they expect net income to reach $165 million with revenue around the $3.5 billion mark. They didn't provide sales numbers for the latest Metal Gear releases or for PES 11.
Konami suffer 9.5% net income drop, PES surpasses 68.8 million
04 February 2011 | By Simon Priest