Today Marvelous Entertainment shared its financial results for third quarter of the fiscal year, related to the period between October and December 2020.
We learn that the company’s sales were 17,292 million yen (down 6.8% year-on-year), while operating income was 3,340 million yen (up 58.2% year-on-year).
Sales for the consumer business, which includes games for consoles and PC were 8,834 million yen (up 1.4% year-on-year), while operating income was 2,474 million yen (up 27.8% year-on-year).
The recently-released Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is the star of the party, achieving over 850,000 shipments worldwide, and the documents define it a big hit.
We also hear that No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2, just relaunched for Switch, also recorded strong sales in North America and Europe.
The great sales of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is mentioned as one of the reasons of a sensible increase for the full-year sales and income forecast alongside good pre-orders of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.
Speaking of mobile games, Shinobi Master Senran Kagura New Link continued to perform well, showing that fans certainly haven’t forgotten the franchise that has been dormant for a while on consoles.
If you’d like to compare, you can check out the results of the previous quarter, published in October.