Gumi, Ateam, Yukus, HEROZ reveal financial results and announce “Shadowverse” release; coly celebrates 10th anniversary

good morning. The main articles published from December 8-10, 2023 are as follows.

 

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【settlement of accounts】

■Cygames, the core game-related company of the CA Group, has sales of 142 billion yen and ordinary income of 19.2 billion yen for the fiscal year ending September 2023.

■From Ateam’s financial results briefing materials…The new development pipeline will be promoted in three areas: “Multi-device games,” “Hyper casual games,” and “Web3 services.”

■HEROZ’s October interim financial results are 252 million yen, an increase in operating income of 572%… Acquisition effects, shogi boom tailwind, and “Kigami Learning” member acquisition “significantly exceeded expectations”

■Yukes’ third quarter (February to October) financial results show a 2% decline in sales and a 69% decline in operating income.Due to the poor performance of “DC Dual Force,” an impairment loss was recorded and the final result was a significant loss.

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■gumi’s secret strategy to make Astata profitable: Acquire users through functional improvements and large-scale IP collaborations Aim to significantly reduce costs without lowering operational quality

■gumi has 7 new releases in its pipeline for the second quarter, an increase of 1. Plans for the overseas version of “Astata” will be revised, orders will be received for 1 new project next fiscal year, and the aim is to release new anime IP titles as soon as possible.

■Ateam’s first quarter (August-October) results show a 16% decline in sales and an operating deficit of 170 million yen.Sales decreased significantly due to the transfer of the bicycle retail business.The entertainment business fell into the red due to increased losses.

■gumi’s October interim financial results fall into the red with an operating loss of 1.9 billion yen… “Aster Tatarix” is lower than expected, and investment in development of blockchain games will also be felt

■[Financial Results Calendar]Game-related companies have announced their financial results for August to October 2023. gumi, which contributed from “Aster Tatarix”, also recorded extraordinary income due to gain on sale of investment securities.

■iTunes’ financial results for the fiscal year ending June 2023 are sales of 574.5 billion yen, operating profit of 35.8 billion yen, and final profit of 24.7 billion yen.

 

[Finance and other business information]

■[Game Stock Overview (12/8)]LINE Yahoo rebounds as Mizuho Securities upgrades its investment rating to “buy” Mobafac also rebounds for the first time in 4 days after announcing that no leakage of personal information through a subsidiary service was confirmed

■Ateam concludes commitment line agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, securing flexible and stable means of financing

■GENDA opens amusement facility “GiGO” for the first time in mainland China…Group company Gosai acquires management rights

■[Stocks]Mobile Factory rebounds for the first time in 4 days Praises that no leakage of personal information was confirmed in the investigation into information leakage at subsidiary Suishow’s “NauNau”

■[Stocks]LINE Yahoo rebounds; Mizuho Securities upgrades investment decision from “neutral” to “buy”

■“Memento Mori,” celebrating its first anniversary since its release, ranks second in revenue growth among squad RPGs despite being a non-IP title.Sensor Tower survey shows that many young people rate the game highly

■Crunchyroll will screen “SPY×FAMILY CODE: White the Movie” in North America in 2024 “How do you live” will also be distributed in Australia and New

■[What day is it today?]GOODROID releases “Tokyo Revengers” first smartphone game “Tokyo Revengers Puzzle! Road to National Conquest” (December 8, 2022)

■Celsys has shipped over 35 million copies of “CLIP STUDIO PAINT” worldwide

■Pokémon official shop “Pokémon Center Taipei” grand opening, second overseas store after Singapore

■CyberAgent develops a function to automatically generate product images with high advertising effectiveness using generated AI with “Polar Prediction AI” Full-scale operation will start in January 2024

 

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■SEGA will release a new price version of “Ryu ga Gotoku 7 Whereabouts of Light and Darkness International” from December 26th…The price has been significantly reduced to make it easier to buy

■Epic Games releases new survival craft game “LEGO Fortnite” within “Fortnite”

■Owlcat Games releases “Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader” for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X

■2P Games releases “Heihoushi”, a 3D action game with an ink painting style developed by Chinese indie game development studio &Circuit_Art&

■Softbank adds 17 titles to GeForce NOW, including “The Day Before,” “Avatar Frontiers of Pandora,” and “Ori and the Will of the Wisps”

■Nexon officially launches the new team FPS “THE FINALS” developed by Embark Studios!

■Cruncyroll now offers mobile game “Cruncyroll Game Vault” for paid members

■Solid Seed releases “Sora and Shiro”, a derivative app of the “GlassPong” smartphone game series with 7 million downloads worldwide

■Epic Games announces new racing game “Rocket Racing” has been released within “Fortnite”

■G-mode releases Nintendo Switch “G-MODE Archives 53 Grand Banquet Manager”

 

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■Cygames announces that the highly anticipated “Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond” will be released in summer 2024… Full of new features such as “super evolution”, main characters, world functions, etc.

■UBI will release a free trial version of “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown” from January 11th!

■CTW sets release date for G123 “Strike the Blood Daybreak” on December 14th

■Ubisoft will release pirate action adventure RPG “Skull and Bones” on February 16, 2024!

■Nexon announces that it will launch next-generation TPS “The First Descendant” in summer 2024…New trailer also released

■Behaviour Interactive will release “The Casting of Frank Stone” in 2024…A mysterious narrative horror ADV set in the world of “Dead by Daylight”

■SEGA releases video of Kiryu’s side story content “Ending Note” from “Ryu ga Gotoku 8”

■SIE will release PS5 “Rise of the Ronin” on March 22, 2024 Pre-orders will start accepting orders from December 14th Rated Z version also available

■KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS announces director Hideo Kojima’s latest film “OD”…Partnership with Oscar-winning film director Jordan Peele

■Saber Interactive announces new video game “Jurassic Park: Survival”, which took 65 million years to create

■BANDAI NAMCO ENT will release “Dragon Ball Sparking! ZERO,” the latest work in the “Dragon Ball Z Sparking!” series…There is also a trailer where you can watch the evolved battle

■Archetype Entertainment unveils epic sci-fi action-adventure RPG “EXODUS” at The Game Awards

■Bushiroad releases new PV using the ED theme of “Goblin Slayer -ANOTHER ADVENTURER- NIGHTMARE FEAST”

■10 Chambers announces new co-op high speed and (heist) game “Den of Wolves”

■Capcom releases “Monster Hunter Wilds” worldwide in 2025! Announcement trailer released

■Private Division and Moon Studios announce high-precision full-scale action RPG “No Rest for the Wicked”

■Level Infinite and Sharkmob announce new tactical open world extraction shooter “EXOBORNE”

■505Games will release the remake version of the masterpiece ADV “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” on February 29, 2024… Announcement trailer released

■SEGA is developing new titles such as “Crazy Taxi,” “Golden Ax,” “Shinobi,” “Jet Set Radio,” and “Bare Knuckle!” “Breathing new life into our own IP”

■Motion Twin announces roguelite action game “Windblown” with online co-op play at “The Game Awards 2023”

 

[Ranking]

■[Google Play (12/8)]No movement within the top 30 “Collapse: Star Rail” featuring limited 5 star characters “Argenti” and others is in a position to see a return to the top 30

■[AppStore (12/8)]”FGO” maintains the top spot during the “Gudaguda Super Goryokaku Uesugi Kenshin Pickup Summon” “DQ Walk” enters the top 3 with the “DQ Monsters 25th Anniversary Collaboration Event” Chapter 3 held

■“FGO” held at “Kawanakajima 24 Hours Goryokaku – The Sign of Killing is M51” takes the lead, keeping its rivals at bay Looking back at the Google Play sales ranking from December 2nd to 8th, 2023

■A fierce battle for first place among “Monster Strike”, “FGO”, “Prospi A” and others A look back at the App Store sales ranking from December 2nd to 8th, 2023

 

【event】

■SEGA will broadcast the official live broadcast “Year-end special program!” on December 11th at 8pm on “Sakatsuku RTW”

■Cygames will premiere “Shadowverse NEXT 2024”, which will announce future new developments including new “Shadowverse” titles, on December 10th at 7pm

■HoYoverse will exhibit “Genshin”, “Kaitai: Star Rail”, and “Kaitai 3rd” at Comic Market 103

■Yostar will be exhibiting a booth at Comic Market 103 Holding an event where you can draw fortunes, exhibiting Itasha cars, and distributing novelty items

■Amazing Seasun Games decides the official name of “Code BREAK” to be “Mecha BREAK” (MB) at The Game Awards held in the United States and releases the latest video

■HoYoverse, “Collapse: Star Rail” and “Zenless Zone Zero” (announced release in 2024) will appear at the game festival “The Game Awards”

■Bushiroad releases the 11th special series “Triple Drive Booster” from “Cardfight!! Vanguard”

■COGNOSPHERE will hold “Genshin” x Tokyo Sky Tree collaboration “Great Adventure in the Blue Sky ~ Guided by the Thunder Spirit ~” from January 17, 2024!

■Cygames releases official report of original TV anime “Courage Explosive Burn Brave Burn” advance screening + talk show New information also released at the event

■coly will hold the event “coly 10th Anniversary Fes” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the company’s establishment on February 17th and 18th, 2024 at Tokyo Big Sight

■Cave has decided to hold an offline event for “Touhou Fantasy Eclipse” from February to March 2024…assuming it will be held regularly

■COGNOSPHERE, “Genshin” Online Concert 2023-Melodies of an Endless Journey will be distributed for free from 20:00 on December 22nd

 

[BLC/NFT/Metaverse]

■Mint Town signs partnership agreement with SBINFT for “SBINFT Mits” Cooperation to revitalize the fan community of “Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-”

 

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■HoYoverse will carry out “Kaisei 3rd” Ver.7.1 update on December 7th! New SP character “Soratabi Ehoshi no Maki” has appeared!

■Bandai Namco ENT is holding a Gacha event where you can get ★3 Hana Suzuki and ★3 Ai Izumi in “Shanison” Episode 3 of the main story of Illumination Stars has been released

■EA starts collaboration on “FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH” with “Apex Legends” from January 10th! Original key visual drawn by Tetsuya Nomura also released

■KONAMI announces new features of “Momotaro Electric Railway Educational Edition” at the seminar for educators “Edutainment Festival! presented by Momotaro Electric Railway”

■Netmarble releases 2.5th anniversary update for “Ninokuni: Cross Worlds”! Christmas season has arrived in Estavania

■Yostar starts limited-time event “Azur Lane Popularity Vote 2023” in “Azur Lane” “Kirov (META)” appears in “META Battle”!

■“LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum” introduces a new Tsum “Asha” voiced by Erika Ikuta, the Japanese voice actress for the role of the main character Asha from the Disney 100th anniversary movie “Wish” released on December 15th.

■KONAMI’s “eFootball2024” has “evolved to be more enjoyable for both solo and group players”…Co-op play is easier to play, and new mode “My League” is also available

■Light Flyer Studio and Key are holding a 1.5x SS Style “Just before the opening of Fragment II! SS1.5x 31A Unit Special Gacha” at “Hebban”!

■The latest video for “Pokémon SV” DLC “Zero’s Treasure” “Part 2: Blue Saucer &” has been released! “Legendary Pokémon” that appeared in the series also appear

■Level Infinite will roll out “Phantom Tower” x “Evangelion” collaboration worldwide in 2024…Latest update Ver.3.5 “Fuuuga Denpa Rhapsody” will be implemented on December 21st

 

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