Strong sales in particular from Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the MMO 'rebooted'. What helped too was "favorable sales" from Tomb Raider and Thief.
The Japanese exclusive Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light proved an encouraging boost in January. Net sales rise from ¥140 billion ($1.37 billion) to ¥155 billion ($1.52 billion).
That means operating income, ordinary income and net income are also given a positive lift. The re-release version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Tomb Raider Definitive Edition helped, but Square Enix had also been pursuing a company-wide cost reduction campaign. Last fiscal year was a particularly nasty one for the publisher.
Fortunately the first three quarters of fiscal 2014 were much better with positive results. Square announced recently that Final Fantasy 14 has exceeded 2 million registered users since rebooting, which came to PS4 last month.