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Outline of Results Briefing held on November 7, 2019

Outline of Results Briefing held on November 7, 2019

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I am Yosuke Matsuda. I will be discussing the progress we made in each of our business segments.

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In the HD Game sub-segment, our major 2Q release was “DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition.” However, as that title did not debut until the end of September, we saw greater impact from the amortization of its development costs than from its earnings. Further, additional sales of the major new titles we launched in FY2019/3 were somewhat weak. As a result, the sub-segment posted an operating loss in 1H FY2020/3.
We will work to promote sales into the holiday season to improve this sub-segment’s performance.

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Next is the MMO sub-segment, where the “FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS” expansion pack made a major contribution to 1H FY2020/3 earnings. The “DRAGON QUEST X” expansion pack, which launched on October 24, is also generating solid sales, as planned.

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At 8.65 million, the number of units sold by the Digital Entertainment segment was down from 10.08 million units sold a year earlier because of the launch timing of major titles.