Outline of Results Briefing held on Nov 8, 2017

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I am Yosuke Matsuda. I will be discussing the progress we made in each business segment.


I will start with the HD Games sub-segment of the Digital Entertainment segment. The top contributor to earnings here was “DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age,” which has generated great feedback from our customers and is also earnings high marks for its contents. Sales of the remastered “FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE” have also been brisk. Repeat sales were also strong, with cumulative sales of “NieR:Automata” topping 2 million units since its launch in February and the overseas titles “RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER” and “JUST CAUSE 3” achieving sales growth continuously from previous fiscal year via downloads. We have many overseas titles slated for launch in FY2019/3 and beyond, and we expect for them to generate repeat sales over the long term.


At the present time, disk sales account for a greater percentage of our sales than do digital downloads. Our customers tend to purchase a higher percentage of new titles on disk and a higher percentage of catalog titles via digital download. We will be working to promote digital sales going forward in order to extend the life cycles of our products. As one part of that endeavor, we have engaged in a major update of our sales website, so we look for digital downloads to account for a greater percentage of sales going forward. Moreover, by making an app version of our sales website, we hope to optimize convenience and the pathway to purchases.

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