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Konami Announces Strong FY Results for Its Gaming Business; Momotaro Densetsu Passes 3 Million

Konami announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2021, which ended on March 31, 2021. They're strong at least on the gaming side.

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kythlyn35d ago

Did I miss something or did this article completely gloss over the whole slots/pachinko side of this story?

Abriael35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

What is this site and the site the article is on about? Gaming.

What is pachinko? Not gaming.

Also: "As for the Digital Entertainment Business (which includes video games), sales increased 33.1%, business profit grew 70% (a record-high), and operating profit grew 71.9%, proving by far Konami’s pillar and strongest segment for the fiscal year. *All other segments operated at a loss.*"

So yeah, I guess you missed multiple things.

kythlyn35d ago

Well that's just the thing that threw me off: do they consider their slots and pachinko machines video games? Does that fall under "Digital Entertainment?" Because if so, I assume that would represent the bulk of the income, and that this article would be a bit misleading because seriously, what has Konami done lately in the video game space that would represent "strength on the gaming side?" Pretty sure gambling is also called gaming, so there should be some clarity.

Abriael35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

@kythlyn: All Japanese publishers that dabble into pachi machines have that listed under a completely different business. For most, even arcades are separate.

It doesn't matter what they call gaming on their side. This is a gaming site, and "gaming" here is strictly video games. Gambling is something entirely different. Try submitting stories about pachislot machines that aren't directly related to video gaming franchises, and see how quickly they get failed.

anast35d ago

Does this mean a Simon's Quest remake?

CobraKai35d ago

Konami still has that one soccer game. I’m thinking that’s their cash cow, and they mentioned a Switch game.