The 3Q (3Q) performance of major game companies was released, and the 3 N game company’s joy was mixed. Nixon and NCS oft smiled, while Net marble slowed down.
In addition, 2K game companies, Grafton and Kakaogame, are evaluated that their 3Q results are less than expected for different reasons.
According to the game industry on the 11th, the third quarter earnings season of major game companies ended.
Among the large game companies, Nixon and NC soft exceeded expectations. Nixon broke the quarterly sales, and NC soft recorded good results due to the increase in Lineage Intellectual Property (IP) influence.
Nixon’s maximum quarterly earnings record… Dynamo Mobile-Hit 2 Towing
Nixon’s third-quarter revenue reached a single quarterly sales (yen based on yen), with a 28% increase from the same period last year (967.1 won per 100 yen).
Operating profit was W34.9bn (31.5 billion yen), the highest in the third quarter, and net profit recorded 48.8 billion won (43.3 billion yen), which is 6% and 14% year-on-year, respectively. Did.
The company’s 3q mobile game sales grew 67% YoY to W299.9bn. The online game division sales also increased 16% YoY to W642.7bn.
This is due to the success of major live titles such as ‘Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’ and ‘Hit2’, which were released in the first half of the year, and ‘FIFA Online 4’, ‘Maple Story’ and ‘Making’.
Nixon plans to further grow with various genres of new works. On the 17th, G-Star 2022, which will be held in Susan, will feature new Nixon Pro’s new works such as ‘Cart rider Drift’, ‘Making Mobile’, ‘First Dived’ and ‘Dave the Diver’.
NC, 3Q’s records… 144.4 billion , up 50% year-on-year’s operating profit last year.
NC soft recorded sales of KRW 642 billion, operating profit of KRW 144.4 billion, and net profit of KRW 182.1 billion.
Compared to the same period last year, sales grew 21%, operating profit 50%, and net profit of 83%. Compared to the previous quarter, sales decreased by 4%, and operating profit and net profit increased 17% and 53%, respectively.
Mobile game sales amounted to 437.3 billion won in the third quarter. This is a 32% increase from the same period last year and an 8% decrease from the previous quarter. By product, Lineage W W197.1bn, Lineage M 146.5 billion won, Lineage 2M 85.6 billion won, and Blade & Soul 2 were 8.1 billion won.
NC soft plans to introduce new works such as TL next year and Blade & Soul S. TL, which corresponds to mobile PC multi-platform, will be serviced through global famous publishers.
Net marble, 3Q operating losses… snow to be focused on new works
Net marble recorded operating losses for the third consecutive quarter. The delay in the launch of the new work and the increase in labor costs have been caught in earnings improvement.
Net marble announced that it recorded sales of KRW 694.4 billion in the third quarter, KRW 20.8 billion, operating profit of KRW 20.8 billion, operating loss of KRW 38 billion, and net loss of KRW 275.5 billion.
The company’s 3Q sales rose 14.4% year-on-year, but the company explained that the company recorded operating losses for the third consecutive quarter due to the delay and the lack of success.
The company plans to launch new works such as King of Fighter Arena and Paragon: The Over frame (Early Access). I plan to show it.
Net marble’s possibility of improving earnings is likely to be seen through G-Star 2022. The company decided to exhibit four new works at G-Star 2022.
Craft ton said it recorded sales of KRW 43.3 billion in 3Q, operating profit of KRW 140.3 billion, and net profit of KRW22.6 billion. Sales fell 17% YoY and operating profit fell 28%.
The company’s PC division has recorded the largest sales ever since 2019, but negative growth in the mobile division has been caught. In July, it was because of the interruption of the service of Battleground Mobile India (GMI) in India.
Aka Games took out a somewhat unfortunate report card in the third quarter. The company’s 3Q sales amounted to about 36.9 billion won, operating profit of about 43.7 billion won, and net profit of 11.3 billion won. Sales decreased 34% YoY and operating profit increased by 2%.
The company’s decline in sales in the third quarter was due to the controversy over Umamusume. The controversy over the controversy is now a period, and it is expected to succeed in improving earnings as the new works of various genres are released from this month.
Crampon and Aka Games will also exhibit new works during the G-Star 2022. Crampon is a key title for Callisto Protocol, and Aka Games offers Ever Soul and Ares: Live of Guardians.
In addition, NHN said it recorded sales of KRW 52.4 billion and operating profit of KRW 8.3 billion in 3Q. Sales increased by 10.6% and operating profit by 59.7% YoY. This achievement is based on the rise in web board games and the propaganda of Japanese mobile games. In particular, web board game sales increased 38% year-on-year due to the revised game method implementation effect.
An official in the industry said, Nixon and NC soft have recorded their third quarter thanks to their new and global IP sales. Nixon attracted attention by breaking the sales of the quarterly sales with the success of Dungeon & Fighter Mobile and Hit 2. Net marble has grown negative for 3Q consecutive operating losses and craft tones. I said.