Nihon Falcom announced its financial results for the first half of the current fiscal year.
It’s worth mentioning that the developer of the Trails series uses a rather unusual calendarization for its earnings. Their fiscal year starts on October 1, and the first half ended on March 31.
In the table below (unfortunately only in Japanese) columns represent respectively sales, operating income, ordinary income, net income, and net income per share.
The first row was the previously-announced forecast, the second row is the actual result, the third is the difference, the fourth is the percentage differential, and the fifth is the related result of the same period in the previous fiscal year.
While all results were down year-on-year, they were also all considerably better than expected.
According to the developer this is good to solid download sales on the PlayStation Network and strong performance of PC ports in North America and Europe including Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and Tokyo Xanadu and Tokyo Xanadu EX+.
We also hear that for now there are no delays in the development and release schedules due to the COVID-19 infection for now.
At the moment, Nihon Falcom is working on the next game of the Legend of Heroes franchise, titled Hajimari no Kiseki. It’ll release in Japan on August 27, 2020, with no announced western launch for now.