Square's arcade machines business did better as well. FF XIV: A Realm Reborn pushed past 1.5 million users within 2 months of launching on PC and PS3.
Major efforts in cost-reduction have also given them a boost in their first half financial forecast. Net sales are now expected to be 61.7 billion yen (£393m), which is better than their previous guidance.
An operating loss was expected to the tune of 2 billion yen, but an operating profit of 4.7 billion yen is now on the horizon. A loss of 1.3 billion yen was warned, which Square Enix can now refute with profit forecast at 2.6 billion yen (£16.6m). They won't revise their full fiscal year forecast "due to the uncertainties" of the second half of the year.
They'll need all the profit they can get as they announce their ambitious.
Final Fantasy XIV pushes up Square Enix fiscal forecast
05 November 2013 | By Simon Priest