Image credit: GungHo Entertainment
GungHo Entertainment, the people behind the rather popular Puzzle & Dragons which spawned a number of match-three portable RPG clones worldwide (since the game isn’t officially out in most parts of Asia), said that six of its titles are making a profit.
According to a Bloomberg report, four of its titles are making more than US$980,000 each in monthly sales. Apart from the obvious million-dollar maker Puzzle & Dragons, which was downloaded 30 million times across the world since 2012, the other games that contribute include Princess Punt Sweets, Summons Board, and the company’s Ragnarok Online/Odyssey titles.
Also Read: Is in-app purchase the best way for mobile games to profit?
Of course, GungHo Entertainment CEO Kazuki Morishita said that the company isn’t going to rest on its laurels, “We need to keep producing innovative games. I don’t think we can be content with the current situation.” He does have reason to press on to making games beyond the company’s match-three meal ticket as the firm’s stock value went down 50 per cent within a year, from US$10.60 in July of last year to US$5.18 this month. There’s a bit of doubt among investors that the company may not strike gold twice.
In related news, GungHo Entertainment said that the company’s future is leaning towards making free-to-play model games work on new consoles like the PlayStation 4.