Businesses

The Square Enix Group, with locations in global media entertainment center such as Tokyo, Los Angeles and London, is promoting businesses in the four domains of Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Publication and Merchandising.

SQUARE ENIX Group network

With its internationally renowned brands such as SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®, the Group will continue to put forth every effort to create and provide the best entertainment content and services that utilize our strong own-IPs to meet customer tastes.

Digital Entertainment

SQUARE ENIX Group plans, develops, distributes and operates Digital Entertainment content primarily in the form of games.

Amusement

This segment comprises businesses related to amusement facility operation, "TAITO STATION," as well as conducts the planning, development, and distribution of arcade game machines.

Publication

Comic magazines, comics, and game-related books, including game strategy books, are published by the SQUARE ENIX Group.

Merchandising

This segment includes the planning, production, distribution, and licensing of derivative products related to the Group's original intellectual property as well as third-party IPs.

The Group's Major Own-IPs

Digital Entertainment and Amusement Businesses Related IPs

  • *Digital Entertainment and Amusement businesses related IPs: packaged games with over 2 million lifetime sales.
    Publication business related IPs: comics with over 3 million lifetime sales.
    TAITO brand: Sample of well-known IPs.
 

Digital Entertainment and Amusement Businesses Related IPs
(In order of lifetime sales as of March 31, 2013. Number of titles excludes remake and back catalogue titles.)

FINAL FANTASY
Brand: SQUARE ENIX
Main development location: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan)

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
100 million units (46 titles)
Original release FINAL FANTASY, December 1987
(Family Computer (Nintendo Entertainment System))
Latest release FINAL FANTASY XIV : A REALM REBORN,
August 2013 (PlayStation®3, PC)
2014 (PlayStation®4)
(PlayStation3, PlayStation4, PC)

Image: FINAL FANTASY XIV : A REALM REBORN
©2010-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

DRAGON QUEST
Brand: SQUARE ENIX
Producer: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan)
Main development location: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan), External development studios

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
62 million units (27 titles)
Original release DRAGON QUEST, May 1986
(Family Computer (Nintendo Entertainment System))
Latest release DRAGON QUEST X Mezameshi Itsutsu No Shuzoku Online
Japan: August 2012 (for Wii®)
March 2013 (for Wii®U)
September 2013 (PC)
(Wii, WiiU, PC)

Image: DRAGON QUEST X Mezameshi Itsutsu No Shuzoku Online
©2012,2013 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.

Tomb Raider
Brand: EIDOS
Main development location: Crystal Dynamics (United States)

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
35 million units (9 titles)
Original release Tomb Raider, November 1996
(PlayStation®, SEGA Saturn™, PC)
Latest release TOMB RAIDER
North America/Europe: March 2013
Japan:  April 2013
(PlayStation3, Xbox 360®, PC)

Image: TOMB RAIDER
SQUARE ENIX LTD. Published by Square Enix Co., Ltd.

KINGDOM HEARTS
Brand: SQUARE ENIX
Main development location: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan)

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
19million units (7 titles)
Original release KINGDOM HEARTS, March 2002
(PlayStation 2)
Latest release KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], March 2012
(Nintendo 3DS)

Image: KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
©Disney. Developed by SQUARE ENIX

SaGa
Brand: SQUARE ENIX
Main development location: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan)

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
9.9million units (12 titles)
Original release Makai Toshi SaGa, December 1989
(Game Boy)
Latest release SaGa 3 Jiku no Hasha, January 2011(Japan)
(Nintendo DS)

Image: SaGa 3 Jiku no Hasha
©1991,2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Character Design: Gen Kobayashi

Hitman
Brand: EIDOS
Main development location: IO Interactive

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
8million units (5 titles)
Original release Hitman: Codename47, November 2000
(PC)
Latest release Hitman: Absolution, 2012
North America/Europe: November 2012
Japan: January 2012
(PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)

Image: Hitman: Absolution
©2011 IO INTERACTIVE A/S.

Mana
Brand: SQUARE ENIX
Main development location: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan)

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
6.0million units (7 titles)
Original release Seiken Densetsu Final Fantsy Gaiden, June 1991
(Game Boy)
Latest release HEROES of MANA, March 2007
(Nintendo DS)

Image: DAWN of MANA
©2006 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Chrono
Brand: SQUARE ENIX
Main development location: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Japan)

Lifetime sales Packaged games:
5.4 million units (2 titles)
Original release Chrono Trigger®, March 1995
(Super Familcom (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
Latest release Chrono Trigger, November 2008
(Nintendo DS)

Image: CHRONO TRIGGER
Characters: © 1995, 1999 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
© 1995, 1999 BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA

SPACE INVADERS
Brand: TAITO
Main development location: TAITO Corporation (Japan)

Original release SPACE INVADERS, 1978
(Arcade game machine)
Latest release GROOVE COASTER ZERO, November 2012
(iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad)

Image: SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE
©TAITO CORPORATION 1978,2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Others

 

Publication Business Related IPs
(In order of lifetime sales as of June 25, 2013.)

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 61 million copies (27 volumes) (13.4 million copies sold outside of Japan)
Original run July 2001 - June 2010 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
©Hiromu Arakawa/SQUARE ENIX

Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monsho
Author: Chiaki Kawamata, Junji Koyanagi, Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monsho

Lifetime sales Comics: 15 million copies (21 volumes)
Original run March 1991 - March 1997 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monsho
Original Story: DRAGON QUEST franchise (video game)
Scenario: Yuji Horii
©ENIX
©Kamui Fujiwara/ENIX
©Chiaki Kawamata/ENIX

SOUL EATER
Author: Atsushi Ohkubo
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 15 million copies (24 volumes) (3.3 million copies sold outside of Japan)
Original run May 2004 - ongoing (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: SOUL EATER
©Atsushi Ohkubo/SQUARE ENIX

Black Butler
Author: Yana Toboso
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 15 million copies (16 volumes) (3.2 million copies sold outside of Japan)
Original run September 2006 - ongoing (G FANTASY)

Image: Black Butler
©Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX

Mahojin Guruguru
Author: Hiroyuki Eto
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Mahojin Guruguru

Lifetime sales Comics: 12 million copies (16 volumes)
Original run July 1992 - August 2003 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Mahojin Guruguru
©Hiroyuki Eto/ENIX

Hamerun no Baiorin Hiki
Author: Michiaki Watanabe
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Hamerun no Baiorin Hiki

Lifetime sales Comics: 6.8 million copies (37 volumes)
Original run March 1991 - January 2001 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Hamerun no Baiorin Hiki
© Michiaki Watanabe/ENIX

Nangoku Shonen Papuwa-kun
Author: Ami Shibata
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Nangoku Shonen Papuwa-kun

Lifetime sales Comics: 6 million copies (7 volumes)
Original run March 1991 - May 1995 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Nangoku Shonen Papuwa-kun
©Ami Shibata/ENIX

Arakawa Under the Bridge
Author: Hikaru Nakamura
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 6 million copies (13 volumes)
Original run December 2004 - ongoing (YOUNG GANGAN)

Image: Arakawa Under the Bridge
©Hikaru Nakamura/SQUARE ENIX

Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning
Author: Kyo Shirodaira, Eita Mizuno
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning

Lifetime sales Comics: 5.1 million copies (15 volumes)
Original run August 1999 - October 2005 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning
© Kyo Shirodaira/ENIX
©Eita Mizuno/ ENIX

PandraHearts
Author: Jun Mochizuki
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 4.8 million copies (20 volumes)
Original run May 2006 - ongoing (G FANTASY)

Image: PandraHearts
©Jun Mochizuki/SQUARE ENIX

Inu Boku Secret Service
Author: Cocoa Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 4.0 million copies (9 volumes)
Original run June 2009 – ongoing (GANGAN JOKER)

Image: Inu Boku Secret Service
©Cocoa Fujiwara/SQUARE ENIX

Janguru wa Itsumo Hare nochi Gu
Author: Renjuro Kindaichi
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Janguru wa Itsumo Hare nochi Gu

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.9 million copies (10 volumes)
Original run January 1997 - December 2002 (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Janguru wa Itsumo Hare nochi Gu
©Renjuro Kindaichi/ENIX

WORKING!!
Author: Karino Takatu
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.8 million copies (11 volumes)
Original run December 2004 – ongoing (YOUNG GANGAN)

Image: WORKING!!
©Karino Takatu/SQUARE ENIX

Saki
Author: Ritz Kobayashi
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.8 million copies (11 volumes)
Original run June 2006 – ongoing (YOUNG GANGAN)

Image: Saki
©Ritz Kobayashi/SQUARE ENIX

Nagasarete Airantou
Author: Takeshi Fujishiro
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.3 million copies (22 volumes)
Original run May 2002 – ongoing (SHONEN GANGAN)

Image: Nagasarete Airantou
©Takeshi Fujishiro/SQUARE ENIX

BAMBOO BLADE
Author: Masahiro Totsuka, Aguri Igarashi
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.2 million copies (14 volumes)
Original run December 2004 - September 2010 (YOUNG GANGAN)

Image: BAMBOO BLADE
©Masahiro Totsuka/SQUARE ENIX
©Aguri Igarashi/SQUARE ENIX

Kimi to Boku
Author: Kiichi Hotta
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.1 million copies (12 volumes)
Original run January 2003 – ongoing (G FANTASY)

Image: Kimi toBoku
©Kiichi Hotta/SQUARE ENIX

Nabari no Ou
Author: Yuhki Kamatani
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Lifetime sales Comics: 3.0 million copies (14 volumes)
Original run May 2004 - September 2010 (G FANTASY)

Image: Nabari no Ou
©Yuhki Kamatani/SQUARE ENIX

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