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Outline of Results Briefing by SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS held on May 13, 2019

Outline of Results Briefing by SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS held on May 13, 2019

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This slide shows our units sold. The sharp YoY growth in the number of physical disks sold in Western markets in FY2019/3 owes primarily to the launch of “KINGDOM HEARTS III,” “SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER,” and “JUST CAUSE 4.” Physical disks account for the majority of sales of new titles on launch, with later sales contributing to profits as digital downloads come to account for the bulk.

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This slide tracks the performance of the Games for Smart Devices/PC Browsers sub-segment. Net sales rose sharply QoQ in 4Q with help from “Romancing SaGA Re;univerSe” and due to strong performance in the new year’s sales period, but this was not enough to offset the shortfall versus our plan in 1Q-3Q. A recent release called “LAST IDEA” has gotten off to a decent start. In terms of future launches, we have announced the release of a smartphone version of “OCTOPATH TRAVELER.” Beta testing has yielded positive feedback, and we hope to make the game distinct from its smartphone peers. We will add to our numbers by making this franchise available both on home consoles and on smartphones.

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The Amusement segment saw higher net sales but a decline in operating income YoY. Our new arcade game machine “Starwing Paradox” proved popular with players, but its earnings contribution was limited by significant depreciation charges.