|NCSoft quarterly report shows Guild Wars 2 sales drop, but profits climb|
|Posted: 13.05.2013 10:25 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
In their Q1 fiscal 2013 report, NCSoft has revealed that Guild Wars 2 has dropped significantly in sales figures, but the company is far from in trouble. A 35% drop in sales from last quarter is revealed.
However operating profit, while down 51% from last quarter, is in fact a huge 348% boost year-on-year as it hits ₩55,512 million. Last quarter held the launch for Guild Wars 2.
Naturally a decline in sales is expected as the MMORPG loses steam at retail. Guild Wars 2 and Aion proved the publisher's strongest products for Q1 FY2013.
Lineage took 38% of total sales (up from 24%), Guild Wars 2 tallied 21% (down from 45%) while Aion carved out 16% (up from 9%). The vast majority of sales for NCSoft came from Korea, as the previous larger North American and European shares shrunk following the "reduction in Guild Wars 2 package sales."
The earnings call also mentioned that the company is "preparing an expansion pack" but are undecided when it should launch. As of March, ArenaNet stated that they weren't working on any expansion to Guild Wars 2.