Konami published an earnings report today showing a 159% increase in profit over this time last year.
Guess the concentration camp business is profitable
IMO Kojima should not break up with Konami and vice versa..Lets not consider Kojima completely innocent as to create an inner independent state within a state is disloyalty in some way..He is an extremely talented asset and his work, Fox engine should not be left vaguely in Konami s hands after so much effort(at least do not break up before back up his Fox engine and ensures he can start again with some of its previous staff :p)
'Konami is looking good, financially. ... ... Morally!? Not so much... '
Lol @ the fact that you got so many disagrees. I guess the dehumanization of people and the mistreatment of employees that are helping a company become richer is ok to some people.
Oh that's lovely Treat you workers like crap P*** off you gaming audience Then drive your franchises into the ground And all will be good financially /s Guess they'll never learn
Have to wait till post MGS5's launch, how gambling laws work out in Japan, and then whatever happens with any other console games they put out. Its going to be a long wait until their moves really effect them.
And that surprises you why? EA has been doing that for years and is making record profits...
learn what, that making mobile games is more profitable? you seem upset they are in the business of making money.
Yeah but they're still D Bags
I see what you did there cause D-Bags
Seems like running employees like slaves instead of actual people is a profitable business
You think this just applies to Konami?
Of course not. Places like Walmart have horrible work conditions, but that's not going to stop the public from shopping there to get the best deals.
well thats because business is about service and or getting a working product. Emotions and feelings don't factor in. Who buys a game based on "I wonder if this game was made with pain and suffering?" lol I mean...if we did would EA not be shut down years ago? lolz, I kid.
I don't like the direction that Konami has taken any more than the next guy...and being that I was never a big fan of their's in the first place I'm sure that if Konami goes under those 5,500 employees that lose their jobs will be eternally grateful to those of us that were concerned enough to force their liberation. Luckily for those employees, however, they aren't slaves. So if they find themselves reassigned to what is a 'lesser' position rather than the alternative of being terminated, they can always quit themselves and find employment elsewhere and with a company that better suits their needs.
That'll change real fast soon once MGSV sales hit their peak.
Good for them. In the meantime I'll do my best to avoid sending any of my money Konami's way. If I must play one of their games, I can always buy it used. Thank God physical media is still around, or I'd have to avoid their IPs entirely.
Just give me Mgs5 then gtfo konami.
No surprise they barely release anything and never release new IP
I'm seriously at a moral dilemma. At one end I really want that freaking game, on the other end i'm like yeah fuck those guys. How long should I wait for a used copy?
I guarantee it'll be on Amazon a day or two after release.
Well, yeah. That makes sense, actually. Metallica made more money once they sold out, too.
Their CEO is still going to hell, though.
It's doing good at the moment but it hasn't been long enough for their bad decisions to truly take effect. Give it two or three years and I expect them to not be doing so good anymore. MGSV will boost their profits a lot when it comes out but it's probably going to be the last newsworthy title they ever release if they continue down this path.
I hate to support such a crappy company, but I need MGS5. I guess I could buy it "used" at gamestop...
bad guys only lose in movies... different story in real life it seems.
Konami's money will still look good for awhile till MGS5 is over, they can ride the coattails of that for awhile. We won't be able to rejoice in their downfall for awhile. Of course they may very well strike it rich in the mobile sector as well if they produce a wild hit. There is obviously some talent there, hope they get out with Kojima if possible.
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