Good housekeeping yields profits, says Heath - NCsoft Europe's MD discusses the company's latest financial figures

Phil Elliott of GameIndustry writs: Geoff Heath, MD of NCsoft Europe, has told that the secret behind NCsoft's latest financial results - particularly the increased profits at a time when sales remained flat - was down to "good housekeeping".

"With a bit of good housekeeping, we've got these evergreen products, we can contain the overheads and keep the profits going up. We run a fairly tight ship," he explained.

"Across the board, one of the benefits with the MMO business is that once you've invested in all of the servers that you need in order to run an MMO product, apart from any addition to those servers, by and large the infrastructure for each game…the depreciation runs out and we're improving our margins all the time."

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