According to the Japanese company’s fiscal report for the six months ended September 2020, revenues in the segment rose by 31.8 percent year-on-year to 88.3 billion yen ($854.2 million), while operating profit increased by 65.2 percent to 30.9 billion yen ($298.9 million).
Explaining that upswing, the company explained that its mobile roster set a new quarterly revenue record, and singled out Professional Baseball Spirits A as a main growth driver.
New releases like eBaseball Pawafuru Puroyakyu 2020 and PES 2021 Season Update were also name-dropped, while Konami also praised the “continued global sales” of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card franchise, including its recent video game spin-off Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.
Across the company as a whole, Konami reported total revenues of 116.07 billion yen ($1.12 billion), a year-on-year decrease of 4.1 percent, and operating profits of 21.3 billion yen ($206.1 million), representing a year on-year increase of 2.1 percent.
Looking ahead, Konami hasn’t shared any financial forecasts, explaining the coronavirus outbreak has made it “difficult to reasonably calculate” projections.